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campigloo

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Posted: 08/01/20 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarabooBob wrote:

Last summer I was at a gas station and a lady pulled in with a TT that had the tongue almost dragging on the ground. She had a 3" drop hitch and a truck showing serious signs of way too much tongue weight. I offered her the advise that she would be towing a lot better it she turned the insert over to raise the tongue of the TT. She looked at me like I was probably the stupidest person she ever met and exclaimed in a very loud voice-"If I turned the hitch over, the ball would be on the bottom of the hitch. Do you think I am some kind of idiot!!" She then go back in her truck and left.

Another customer came over to me and said that if would have been recording my conversation with her, she and I would both be stars of the internet. Be bought me a cup of coffee and we sat at a picnic table for 10 minutes talking about the idiots that we have met.



Hahaha. I ran into one like that traveling with my niece and her husband. The rental was delivered to the site and setup. Dry nice. At the end of the trip the lady came in her 1/2 ton Chevy and backed up to the 31’ trailer. She put the trailer in the ball, Completely raised the tongue jack and then put the torsion bars on. Of course they did absolutely no good. She had about three inches of ground clearance and her front tires were almost dangling in the air. When I tried to show her a better way she informed me her husband told her to do it this way and he was very experienced and knowledgeable of these things. We just shook our heads, oook, and told her good luck and have a nice ride home.

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pitch wrote:

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Well I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Pretty sure anyone w a dually knows about a drop hitch. Perhaps there is a decent explanation.


Does buying a dually impart some kind of special knowledge, or a dually owners just naturally smarter than us mere single wheel owners?
This reminds me of my rich lawyer cousin. For graduation, he buys his 18yr old son the most expensive F350 DRW money could buy. His son never used it for what it was designed for. Never hauled or towed a thing with it. He chipped, re-programmed, deleted, boasted about HP, etc., and tore it up. That truck didn't last 2 years. He had zero respect for that machine. It was nothing more that a rich kids toy to him.


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pitch wrote:

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Well I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Pretty sure anyone w a dually knows about a drop hitch. Perhaps there is a decent explanation.


Does buying a dually impart some kind of special knowledge, or a dually owners just naturally smarter than us mere single wheel owners?
Well, we generally are mostly naturally smarter, but when you buy a dually, you get the dually book. They specifically admonish you to not show this book to single wheel owners. In fact they suggest that you say "There's no such thing".


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Sometimes people haul things home after they buy them, when they are not really set up properly.

Too much truck is a total myth.

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Well, we generally are mostly naturally smarter, but when you buy a dually, you get the dually book. They specifically admonish you to not show this book to single wheel owners. In fact they suggest that you say "There's no such thing".


I think the guy or gal driving the dually, pulling about a 35'bumper pull up I95 on Saturday, passed me doing about 85, must have been reading their book and not the speedometer. [emoticon]

They were on a mission!!

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maybe a transport company?

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pitch wrote:

cptqueeg wrote:

Well I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Pretty sure anyone w a dually knows about a drop hitch. Perhaps there is a decent explanation.


Does buying a dually impart some kind of special knowledge, or a dually owners just naturally smarter than us mere single wheel owners?


It usually implies that one has owned or used other trucks and is familiar w the basics of towing.

We'll never know for sure why that combo was on the road. Why is it so hard to be charitable?

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^Because it’s easier for some people to just complain about or look down their nose at everything??


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For those who think it is a transporter taking a new trailer to a dealer, expand the picture. The trailer has the typical "old trailer" signs of streaks down the sides and back. Also, the tag on the trailer is not a dealer tag, it is a regular state issued tag.


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My F350, CC, LB, 4X4, 7.3 Power Stroke Diesel, DWR is my daily ride and grocery shopping vehicle and its a very comfortable ride with its progressive suspension. I prefer it for comfort over my Taurus or Jeep.

The OP TT would be no more than a average back seat passenger for the F350.

Of course those who have never owned a F350 cannot speak from experience.

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