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I'm getting excited... its gonna be a long night.. UPDATE POST 40... debate solved

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Nothing hardcore... but maybe there'll be some action photos, and some dirty photos.. :D
     
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  2. K5Greek

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    nice looking burb. where you wheeling at?
     
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    I hate to tell you this, but your tow rig and your wheeler kinda clash.:crazy:
     
  4. dontoe

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    Anticipation...............:wink1:
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    Yellow trailer, orange rear diff cover, red shocks, lime green burb, red kc light covers, burgundy dodge... clash....I don't think so :wink1: :p:
     
  6. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Little some to cut ya some mud flaps out of! :wink1:
     
  7. 4X4HIGH

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    PLEASE tell me you don't plan on towing with the burb on backwards. That is a BIG NO NO.
     
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    why?
     
  9. DEMON44

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    weight distribution...................
     
  10. 4X4HIGH

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    This is the exact reason. The tow rig and trailer can get away from you VERY easily.
     
  11. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    you get tongue light with the engine at the back of the trailer. and equally light in the back of the tow rig...........very bad for traction
     
  12. Robert79K5

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    Woo Hoo. Im looking forward to riding in that big lime beast tonight.
     
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    i've towed a couple of trucks backward like that because facing forward it is too much tongue load for my k3500. with the length of the burb, you can't exactly back it up to take weight off the tongue. the next option would be to use weight distributors at the tongue, but then you gotta remember what forum you're on, we find everything out the hard way and then correct the problem. i agree it is the wrong way to tow, but as long as you're not driving too fast, it is easy to keep the trailer under control. just what i have learned in my experiences.
     
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    Backwards, forwards, sideways, upside down....who cares. It's all about tongue weight, and the back of that thing is well forward of the trailer axles. Looks fine to me.
     
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    It's all about tongue weight? What about that huge chunk of iron over the steer axle of the 'burb which acts as a great counterweight to get the load swaying all over the road? When the engine is behind the trailer axles it can make the trailer go into an unrecoverable sway. Been there... done that. Never again.

    If the truck and trailer can't properly haul the load, then you shouldn't haul it.



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    I agree with all on the tongue weight issue. I towed a 1008 backwards from LA to AL and max speed was 40mph. I almost lost the load and my tow rig but was able to recover.

    Looking at the pictures though it looks like alot of weight is still on the tongue. It looks like a short trailer. The only thing I would worry about is towing that load with no trailer brakes......

    Maybe when he comes back he can fill us in on how the tow went up there.
     
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    theyve hauled it like that before i belive.
     
  18. DEMON44

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    it boils down to just beacuse just cuzz you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD.


    you know on the trail or in the sticks you do some dumb things sure, but usually you'll just be wiping yerself out of the gene pool.............fine.


    but on the highways damn it, you wipe out a familiy......my family.....I'll kill you. I'll do the time.....every second will be worth it. Theres no death penalty in Canada anyways.
     
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    Lets think of the burb as a solid object (which it is for the most part). Find the center of gravity, place it forward of the trailer axles, and voila, you have tonue weight. No such things as counter weights and such. It's a solid object with a center of mass. Don't let the fact that the center of mass being far from the physical center confuse you.
     

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