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Kayteg1

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Posted: 01/08/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So he was pulling 12,000 lb trailer with pickup rated for 8,600 lb towing.
Farmers do it every day.





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This is a good example of just because you can do something dose not mean you should.

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Posted: 01/08/20 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 01/08/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is that an air tank on the hitch? Wonder how that works with his trucks brakes?


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The tank looks like fluid tank to me, but there is air hose going over to truck bed.

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Posted: 01/08/20 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GWolfe wrote:

Is that an air tank on the hitch? Wonder how that works with his trucks brakes?


It doesn't. He most likely charged the system to release the spring brakes only. It'll roll... but I'm betting he didn't plumb it to apply air for stopping. Just going to 'wing it....

lol, works great for moving something (around the yard or something..) but not the best idea for going down the road. Anyone that understands air brakes was going to see that.


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GWolfe wrote:

Is that an air tank on the hitch? Wonder how that works with his trucks brakes?


I am sure the air tank is for the trailer brakes but if he plumbed any of it to controls on the pickup is hard to know..Tongue weight is hardly nothing so he possibly could be within his tow ratings on a newer F-150..I think they go slightly over 12K..

It's the length that probably got him..

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I only see 2 things wrong. but both are law infractions only.

1) he is towing a double trailer.the part attached to his truck that has the 2 wheels on it is considered a trailer.
and the rear section attached to front trailer counts as 2nd trailer.
in some places this is totally legal.

But that trailer probably has a GVWR of 45,000 lbs. It don't matter what that trailer weighs empty, he better have tags on the truck (or trailer) to cover that max GVWR.

not much different than towing one of these.
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or even this

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Or this
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That was an article written by someone with no clue what they’re talking about and guessing about everything. Incorrectly.
Lack of CDL is more likely the infraction, because it’s a truck & trailer with an over-26,000 GVW.
If the overall length was over 75’ that’s also an infraction.
It’s highly unlikely he was carrying anything at all, probably just moving the trailer.
It’s nowhere near as stupid as some of you are claiming. Guys tow toy hauler trailers as heavy as that empty trailer and you all think it’s fine.
He didn’t need a dually, he has the trailer on a dolly. The dolly is a dually.
If he didn’t have a doubles/triples endorsement on his CDL, if he had one, that’s a problem too.
We don’t know if he had the brakes hooked up. Maybe he did. It’s not impossible to do.


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