Karl said:I'm wondering if anyone has actually seen a frame break due to excessive tongue weight or bouncing? I've seen many car haulers; both single car and multiple, some with nearly complete machine shops inside, and they don't seem to have any problems. Curious. I also wonder how they came up with how 1,000 pounds translates to 9,000 pounds. Seems to me it would all depend on the lever arm length and fulcrum location along the arm. Am I missing something very basic here?
...SHOULD it be done.
Seems to me it would all depend on the lever arm length and fulcrum location along the arm.
You left out one important item in your list, i.e. brakes. You have to be able to stop safely.
but don't expect to receive endorsement of an unsafe practice from folks here.
I contacted two guys that are currently using the tuff tow and both of them swear by them. The said the bouncing is totally removing and the trailer sway you get when big rigs roll by is also greatly reduced. One guy was towing a 38' trailer with a 2003 Allegro 33 Slide. The other guy was towing a 34' trailer with a Trail Lite 25' motorhome with the workhorse / 8.1 combo.