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Old 02-06-2012, 08:30 AM   #29
Manuel Garcia O'Kely
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Originally Posted by RedRocker View Post
Agreed, it's not wrong or unsafe, it's my opinion, we all have them and they differ sometimes.
I guess it comes down to a lot of factors. I know that I've towed pretty close to the limit of the vehicle, and felt that I was, well, underpowered, and underbraked, even with trailer brakes.

Doing this from time to time is OK, but I personally would not want to, on an ongoing, continuous basis [i.e. full time rving] want to use a tow vehicle that was at the high end of it's load limit. This is very much a personal decision.

I'm not enough of an expert to say if a given vehicle tow rating is 'rational and reasonable', therefore I don't presume to gainsay the manufacturer's ratings.
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