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post #1 of 26 Old 09-02-2011, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Towing liability

Read a good article about towing, pickup tow ratings and liability issues in a recent issue of ProPickup magazine, which goes out to contractors, construction workers and landscapers: Towing Liability | Pro Pickup
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Yep, really good article.

I discovered this little issue when renting a Uhaul a while back. Fella behind the counter asked my towing capacity, I stated 15K. He called up the database, and we checked the hitch, and I had 8K for weight carrying. Its simple things like this that get folks sued all the time. And why all the "Tow capacity," and "Do I need a CDL" threads are never as black-and-white as some folks would like to believe.
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Yep, really good article.

I discovered this little issue when renting a Uhaul a while back. Fella behind the counter asked my towing capacity, I stated 15K. He called up the database, and we checked the hitch, and I had 8K for weight carrying. Its simple things like this that get folks sued all the time. And why all the "Tow capacity," and "Do I need a CDL" threads are never as black-and-white as some folks would like to believe.
On that nore most of the U Haul guys are idiots.

I rented a 6x12 a couple years ago. The guy told me I couldnt rent it with my F250. I had to come back with a suburban.

After I spent 20 minutes explaining I have literally double the tow rating of the surburban he finally figured it out.

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On that nore most of the U Haul guys are idiots.

I rented a 6x12 a couple years ago. The guy told me I couldnt rent it with my F250. I had to come back with a suburban.

After I spent 20 minutes explaining I have literally double the tow rating of the surburban he finally figured it out.

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On that nore most of the U Haul guys are idiots.

I rented a 6x12 a couple years ago. The guy told me I couldnt rent it with my F250. I had to come back with a suburban.

After I spent 20 minutes explaining I have literally double the tow rating of the surburban he finally figured it out.
I crossed one of the guys who actually knew what he was talking about. But I agree most are idiots. Picked up a car hauler a few months back, for a Ranger, and the straps had be cut way to short.
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Good article, but they never bring up gooseneck setups.
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That is a good article! Austin G, I am fairly sure they do not make mention of gooseneck towing, because the majority of towing is done from the bumper. They are just marketing their time towards the majority

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So where to I find the proper capacitys for my truck?
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damn thats shocking...

i couldnt see only ever pulling 6000lbs with our dually 06 F350.. hell ive had 6200lbs in just the back bed before and seen guys with well more than that.. begins to get unsafe...

Either way, if you need all that special equipment to pull 14k dump trailers and 10-12k enclosed trailers, it just gets rediculous.

I see SUvs and jeep liberties pulling 5-6k travel trailers and boats! my eyes usually pop out of my head!

I've never felt "unsafe" pulling our dump trailer at 14k weight with the dually f350 or SRW f350, yet i wouldnt feel as comfortable with a shortbed ext cab pulling a long trailer since the wheelbase is shorter than our normal 158" trucks.


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good article ! would be great if someone could find one similar in regards to fifth-wheel and gooseneck set ups though, I for one don't do much receiver hitch towing anymore

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