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steveblonde

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new 2018 towing guide available
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:05:00 AM »
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lone_star_dsl

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Re: new 2018 towing guide available
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 11:31:13 AM »
I'm not a big fan of this guide. It can be useful to get ballpark figures but too many people use it like a towing bible.

The best way to know what you can tow is to have your tow vehicle weighed when it's full of fuel and passengers. Subtract this weight from the manufacturers GCWR and boom, there's how much weight you can "legally" (haha) tow.
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Oldgator73

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Re: new 2018 towing guide available
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 11:50:48 AM »
I'm not a big fan of this guide. It can be useful to get ballpark figures but too many people use it like a towing bible.

The best way to know what you can tow is to have your tow vehicle weighed when it's full of fuel and passengers. Subtract this weight from the manufacturers GCWR and boom, there's how much weight you can "legally" (haha) tow.

You have to start somewhere. I looked up the 1999 Ram 2500 TD we used to tow our 5th wheel way back when. It was pretty close at 14,500lbs. Had abou 3900lb payload cap.
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ysidive

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Re: new 2018 towing guide available
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 06:11:50 PM »
Key word in the entire discussion is GUIDE,,,,It is not absolute... Just a guide to start....
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Oldgator73

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Re: new 2018 towing guide available
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »
Key word in the entire discussion is GUIDE,,,,It is not absolute... Just a guide to start....

Blind folks put quite a bit of faith in their guide dogs.
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