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Grit dog

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^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe?

When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question.


Good job 4x4ord getting the weight ninnies all riled up!
Love it. Most of the weight "cops" on here are sorta like the most of the protesters out there. They're crying about something, they just don't know what about, but if they whine loud enough they feel better and have some sense of accomplishment that allows them to sleep better at night vs the insomnia caused by not having a real JOB! LOL


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They're Michelins and he runs Amsoil and it is a BnW hitch, so it's all cool...


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Geo*Boy wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe?

When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question.

You could end up in court for not stopping in time in a Corvette. The brakes are only as good as the operator’s attentiveness and travel speed.

As for requirements, one example is Oregon law where combinations must stop within 35 feet from 20 mph without leaving a 12’ wide lane. https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/815.125

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Geo*Boy wrote:

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^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe?

When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question.


I suppose there is a possibility that a jury member might have a clue as to what constitutes safe stopping distance but more than likely he won't have any better idea than you or me.


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Always gonna be the haters 4x4ord....
But anyone who can back up a trailer at 60km/HR knows wtf they're doing!
Keep on truckin!

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^BTW after you posted it, I tried that stunt with a 24' tag trailer behind by 1/2 ton. I chickened out at 20mph! You win!

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Grit dog wrote:

Geo*Boy wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe?

When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question.


Good job 4x4ord getting the weight ninnies all riled up!
Love it. Most of the weight "cops" on here are sorta like the most of the protesters out there. They're crying about something, they just don't know what about, but if they whine loud enough they feel better and have some sense of accomplishment that allows them to sleep better at night vs the insomnia caused by not having a real JOB! LOL

Grit, you want an analogy, I think your comment and others like you are more like the cops that do what they want and to hell with doing the right thing.

* This post was edited 06/06/20 01:50pm by Geo*Boy *

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Btw folks, eating the right things isn't enough. You have to make sure you're in a calorie deficit. You can be eating all the right foods but if you're not in a calorie deficit then you won't lose weight. Don't forget about fish oil and iron supplements (you can read on how important they are on Canada drugs direct website)

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^Well that spam post may have more relevance than some of the weight ninny posts!

If you eat right and exercise, you can carry more trailer if you’re counting every pound!
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Without scale slips this is all conjecture.


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