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HELP....Towing question before I sign papers on new RV

Discussion in 'Towing' started by TacomaHog870, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    96carboard

    96carboard Well-Known Member

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    If the margin wasn't at least 4 times the "rated capacity", I'd have torn mine off MANY times by now.
    Yet its still there.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    96carboard

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    And I'm not even considering how many times I've moved 5000#+ loads of rocks with my 4-wheeler. This is what the hitch looks like on it;
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jan 15, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    Stock - built correct from the start.
    It's always kinda interesting how many people will tell someone else to do something stupid. Like exceed recommended / engineered limits. And the fools listen to stupid advice. I guess they all want to be on youtube (fails). They are entertaining though.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    96carboard

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    No, what is funny is all those people who think that product specifications are absolutes. As if going 1 oz beyond will suddenly make the entire thing collapse beyond repair.
    Not that product specifications are ultimately designed to upsell something more profitable.
    Not that product specifications don't include a margin of safety so big that you could sail the USS Gerald R. Ford through it.
    Not that different conditions or circumstances play ANY impact on capacity.
     

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