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Posted: 12/20/19 02:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Barney was complaining that the forum seemed little quiet, so I have an early Christmas present for him:

Chevy Silverado Driver Ticketed for Towing 53-Foot-Long Trailer

    A driver in Canada was ticketed for towing a 53-foot-long trailer with a light-duty pickup.

    The trailer was hitched to the truck via a pin system, which somehow worked.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/che........r-towing-53-foot-long-trailer/ar-BBYcrmT

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You're too late. This was posted by Fisher Bill today at 12:25 PM, in the fifth wheel forum.. [emoticon]

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, I know little about fifth wheel towing but have done plenty of tag towing...

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30015266.cfm

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

going over ratings won't have the wheels instantly fall off...but they will sooner than later...


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If the trailer was empty it could be well within the towing capacity of the truck.
Just shows the towing capacity can be misleading.

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder how he activated the trailer brakes. If the wind caught the trailer it would be one wild ride!

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BenK wrote:

going over ratings won't have the wheels instantly fall off...but they will sooner than later...


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This is more of an example of loading behind the axle and what leverage can accomplish. If you loaded the same weight of bricks forward or over the axle, I doubt you would have seen that bend.

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romore wrote:

I wonder how he activated the trailer brakes. If the wind caught the trailer it would be one wild ride!

The driver did have some type or air system rigged to the trolley. I don't know if it was a static system to deactivate the trailer brakes or was electrically slaved to the truck braking.

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Wondering what the actual citation was for per say. That trailer assuming empty! Does not wirgh more than 15,000 lbs. Obviously not over weight per Canadian equal of federal bridge law weights.
Safety is mentioned. A broad catch all that can get anyone off the road, towing or not......
The hitch at the truck does look a bit suspect.

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Bedlam wrote:

romore wrote:

I wonder how he activated the trailer brakes. If the wind caught the trailer it would be one wild ride!

The driver did have some type or air system rigged to the trolley. I don't know if it was a static system to deactivate the trailer brakes or was electrically slaved to the truck braking.


I don't think that is an air tank on the trolley. I read elsewhere they had something in the bed supplying the air. That looks like some type of fuel tank on the trolley and not hooked up if you look close.

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