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Old 01-15-2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Does this look safe?

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A friend saw this on the north side of Houston around 1960. That's a huge load on that trailer..

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Sure. Why not. Not putting the miles on the truck by having it on the trailer. Using the tow bar puts un needed wear on all the truck parts and the trailer is way cheaper than that truck is to replace.


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Nothing wrong with that and it can be backed up where with tow bars can't.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Looks like a 10,000 lb rated trailer, as long as it has the brakes hooked up, why not? Can't tell if it is diesel or not, but even it it is, that truck is around 7500 lbs and < 2500 lbs for the trailer and you are good. Not that assumes the Class A is rated to tow 10k and the hitch on it is rated for 10k and a fairly heavy tongue weight. That would be my only concern as some are some aren't.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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Contractor trucks pull heavier things all the time... As long as the tow hitch is rated for the weight and tied in good to the RV frame should be just fine. Looks like a heavy duty trailer...

This method saves on the running gear of the truck.

You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes hehe...

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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Nothing wrong with it, if the trailer carrying weight & rated hitch weight is followed. If the brakes & tires on the trailer are within specs. Also, if the MH hitch receiver is within the tow rating.
I see MH's towing enclosed car trailers also. There is most likely an up-scale vehicle inside.

I have a friend who tows his loaded 3/4 ton Duramax Diesel truck, with a golf cart in the truck bed, behind his MH. He is a good bit inside of all weight ratings.

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Looks OK just as long as the TV's brakes are up to the task and can handle an panic stop.

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