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How much towing is "a lot"?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bigmooze, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    bigmooze

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    I'm curious to know what people regard as "wow that guy tows a lot".

    In about 40,000 km last year, no more than 3,000 were towing, either my ATV trailer (2,500 lb max) or my camper (2,800 lb max).

    IMO, that's not a lot at all on a percentage basis. Considering the type of driving... Well it was mostly constant speed highway driving. Very little stop-and-go city towing like a contractor might do.

    What does everyone think?
     
  2. May 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    Pugga

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    Well... with the tow package, the truck is rated to tow 6,500 lbs but there's a big difference between a 6,500 lb flat trailer and a 6,500 lb travel trailer.
     
  3. May 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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  4. May 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    I tow single axle 10x7 trailer at least 2-3 times a week.
     
  5. May 22, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    yotafirefighter

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    I tow a 6 1/2 X 12 ft trailer about 2-3 times a week loaded with mulch or lawnmowers.
     
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