Captain Goddammit wrote:...
Nothin left of that rabbit but the turds, huh Capn'?
Unlike the relaxing ride you can have in a car or truck alone, you are CONSTANTLY driving when towing. By this I mean youre always checking mirrors, watching speed, checking the trailer,watching the trans, oil and water gauges and a tad bit more tensed then normal driving. This perpetual state of EXTRA alert will tire you out more quickly then the average sunday drive.
motskyroonmatick wrote:I installed the hitch on the truck by welding to the framework of the step bumper and frame rails for the box. So you could say it was home built.
I am wondering if this set up would be considered legal in the eyes of the law or does the tow vehicle have to have a GCVW rating? Can anyone shed some light on this or am I just concerned about a nonexistent problem?
Archantael wrote:helitack wrote:...but it's a speed "limit", you don't have to/shouldn't go that speed if:
1. There is no posted minimum speed
2. You are not an experienced, and by experienced I mean someone who is a competent trailer tower which most people are not, towing changes vehicle handling in a big way.
3. Rule #2 means that most people have no business driving a car trailer combo at above 55 mph unless you can handle it, safely
4. You don't have to go the speed limit if you don't want to...
While you raise some valid points a little courtesy goes a long ways. If you're creeping up a scenic route in the mountains pulling a trailer and you end up with a line of cars behind you, pulling over to let them pass would be a prudent thing to do.
As for 447 pulling over is not an option. If I had my way about it if a vehicle is going so slow as to be a hazard to others and is blocking traffic, I'd like to see the NHP issue tickets. I'm sorry but driving a motor vehicle is a priviledge and responsibility, not a right. If you are not financially capable of operating a reasonable and safe vehicle, trailer, bus, whatever, park the damn thing until you can.
dragonfly Jafe wrote:..of course then there is the opposite problem - where one properly equipped rig (say my F350 pulling my car trailer) tries to pass and pull next to another properly equipped rig (say the Captain's pulling HIS boat car), both going the speed limit, so's to get a refill on their margarita....