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Old 04-22-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Towing to Heavy

Here is a post from Dodge Talk.com about a family that was towing a 35' TT with a Dodge Durango with bad results 3 died and 2 to Hospital

http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/n...7_crash/13507/

http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212092
its under Ram Truck 3rd Gen
3rd Ram Towing talk
title: Please read
I thought that it might save somebody some trouble.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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What a horrific sight. There`s nothing left of the Durango.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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Anyone have the mobil link?
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Thanks for sharing. It is a good reminder to us all to be careful while traveling towing our RV and more important when selecting our Rv and TV
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #5
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Now I'm extra paranoid. I have an extended Envoy and a 26BH with WD hitch and friction sway control. I've only pulled it twice for about 15 miles each and both times seemed to go ok. Anyone think I'll have a problem with this rig stability wise?

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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What's your wheel base? What's the cap of your tv? I can't see the article but from the post on the dodge forum it was longer than 30' ?
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I dout that you would have a problem pjsl01 just wanted to make people aware of this. I know that a lot of people drive way to fast when pulling TT as far as I am concerned if you hit a sudden cross wind and trailer starts to whip an it has happened to me I want to get it under control as soon as I can so I dont pull anything above 60. Now with that said I know that a lot will not agree with me but I can only control what I do.
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The WB is 129" and the capacity by the book is 6500#. The trailer dry is 4800# and we pack light. I don't anticipate us being over 6000# for the camper.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:15 PM   #9
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I agree with old blue. Take it easy and you should be ok. Most important thing is to be cautious and aware of what happening while you are towing and what others around you are doing also. Be mindful of the weather, I always check a few hours before I leave as I'm sure most do. Use common sense and pay attention. IMO your right at the limits but if you take it easy you should be ok.
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I agree that I am right at the limits. Got a good deal on the camper and couldn't pass it up. I'll definintly take it easy especially since I am new to towing and we'll have four little boys riding with us.

Thanks guys for your thoughts!
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