Towing Fundamentals

Today’s paddock is full of trailers and tow rigs. Our towing story from the March/April 1990 covers many of the fundamentals.

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nocones
nocones UltraDork
2/3/20 11:26 a.m.

Good article covering the basics.  

I couldn't help but notice how times have changed and peoples thoughts of what it takes to tow have changed.   Could you imagine what would happen today if someone proposed towing a Porsche+spares in a ~20' enclosed trailer with a 1990 (at best) S10 Blazer/Jimmy.   Let alone what GRM would hear if they showed such a rig as am example of "towing it right".   I personally wouldn't have an issue with it.  It would tow slow and you could easily be safe.   But now and days that same load is one many a forum member have said taxes their modern 1/2 ton like a Tundra with ~2500lbs more towing capacity and literally 2.5X the HP.    

RJStanford
RJStanford New Reader
2/4/20 11:10 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

Seems like these days people expect to be able to tow as if their vehicle was unloaded, anything else is flat out unacceptable.

codrus
codrus UberDork
2/5/20 12:23 a.m.

Well, that 1990 Porsche is probably a thousand pounds lighter than a 2020 one, so that's part of it... :)

 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
2/5/20 3:02 a.m.
noknok said:

knock knock

who's there?

locket

locket, who?

no no, locket canoe

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