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Old 03-13-2016, 09:54 PM   #1
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Do you have pics of crazy towing setups?

First, if a similar thread already exists, sorry I couldn't find it.

Here, seems most everyone is very aware of the need to have your TV match up well with your TT. All sorts of discussion on WDHs, scale visits, etc.

Then the other day, we're returning from a trip, when this guy blows by me. It was fast. His setup was so crazy I didn't notice what the truck was ( 1/2, 3/4 ton. Dodge, Ford? ) The TT was a very old one & probably 30+ ft. Anyway, his truck front end was pointed so high, it looked like he was about to go wheels up & take off. The hitch was so close to the ground, it had to be striking pavement at least once in awhile. I poked my wife & said something like" Holy crap, look at that." I wanted so badly to take a picture, but the camera was not handy, traffic was heavy, and he was moving fast.

I couldn't get my shot. Have you had the good fortune to capture to capture one of these people?


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Old 03-13-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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Well, not my pics but a Google search found these:

Not sure what happened here:

This looks like a bit too much trailer for an F150: (Feel free to correct me if I am wrong)

When I saw this pic, I thought maybe the S10 Blazer was just supporting the fifth wheel:

Upon closer review:

Must go real fast downhill with a tail wind!


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Old 03-13-2016, 10:23 PM   #3
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I wish I had thought to take a picture but last year, first camping trip with my first trailer, after having researched and stressed about my set up for months, this guy pulls into the campground we are in. He's driving an explorer with a 30ish foot trailer and as he's creeping around the sites every bump he hits looks like the front wheels are coming off the ground. I don't think they where but wow, don't know how he made it down the highway. Took him forever to back the thing up, no trailer mirrors, wife, 3 kids all pile out. The part that made me the most mad was that he seemed oblivious! If that had been me I would have gotten out of the vehicle and thrown up from the stress of driving that set up but he got out, cracked a beer and didn't have a care in the world. To this day I'm disappointed I didn't go talk to him, that set up was a danger to everyone on the road. I was to new to the whole thing to even consider saying anything but had nightmares after the fact of him killing someone.
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:26 PM   #4
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How about this!
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:12 PM   #5
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No picture, but just drove from Phoenix to Tucson and back. Got passed both ways by TT and 5ers going well over 80mph and all over the road. Most likely snow birds heading home.. hope they make it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:13 AM   #7
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Sorry this isn't a better pic!!! Didn't want to stop and take the pic, so slowly rolled as I snapped a few pics. This was the best one.

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Old 03-14-2016, 09:17 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler View Post
How about this!
That's actually a pretty good set up and not that unusual in the class A motorhome world. You have to remember that some motorhomes are rated to tow 10K, 20K and even more and there is no tongue weight at all. Additionally, the towed trucks use their own brakes to stop so there is very little if any additional load on the motorhome brakes. As long as the boat doesn't exceed the weight capacity of the truck.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:38 AM   #9
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As long as the boat doesn't exceed the weight capacity of the truck.

Or fall out because of a poor strap job!
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Again, no picture. This was before the days when everyone had a camera on their phone. My wife and I were at a boat launch on the shores of Lake Michigan. We saw an empty double axle boat trailer that looked like it was meant for something in the 20 foot range attached to, I kid you not, a Mazda Miata. It was parked amongst all the other trucks/trailers whoes owners were out on the lake. We stared in disbelief and even considered hanging out waiting to see what happened when the owner got back. My only theory is that a truck was used to launch the boat and then the truck needed to leave for some reason. They didn't want to take the trailer with them so they locked it to the Miata. It was a crazy sight, wish I'd had a camera.

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