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  • Trailer FAIL!!

    This morning on my way to an appointment, I passed a nice 3-horse BP trailer, traveling south on the interstate, being pulled by what looked to be either an Acura MDX or a Honda CRV. *gasp*

    That is all, carry on.
    *friend of bar.ka

    "Evidently, I am an unrepentant b*tch, possible trouble maker, and all around super villian"

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    Yikes.
    \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns

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    • #3
      empty or loaded?
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      Gravity works, and the laws of physics are a bitch.

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      • #4
        *sigh*

        Although I have seen pictures of cars pulling trailers over in Europe.

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        • #5
          Yes, in Europe, cars pull trailers all the time, but I believe the trailers are lighter and smaller. Mercedes, Volvo wagons... Europeans cannot afford the big trucks and the fuel ...

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            I have no idea if it was loaded or not. Even empty, it was probably over the tow rating for the vehicle.
            *friend of bar.ka

            "Evidently, I am an unrepentant b*tch, possible trouble maker, and all around super villian"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cnvh View Post
              I have no idea if it was loaded or not. Even empty, it was probably over the tow rating for the vehicle.
              According to Edmunds.com "When properly equipped, the MDX's maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs"
              Inese

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              • #8
                I towed a Brederup trailer with my Volvo Sedan for 10 years ~
                Inese

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                • #9
                  Without knowing exactly what vehicle this was (and there is an enormous gap in capability between a Honda CRV and an Acura MDX), what additional upgrades the owner has had done to it, and the tongue and GVWR of the trailer, I see absolutely no reason to criticize something that

                  A) I don't completely understand due to lack of information and

                  B) Is pretty common and safe in Europe where the laws of physics work the same as they do here.

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                  • #10
                    This being the case, I don't want to be like them. I like our F250 for trailering! Featherlight 3 horse slant with dressing room...what do you call those with the hitch in the truck bed. My brain has left the building.

                    Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                    Yes, in Europe, cars pull trailers all the time, but I believe the trailers are lighter and smaller. Mercedes, Volvo wagons... Europeans cannot afford the big trucks and the fuel ...
                    Ride like you mean it.

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                    • #11
                      It isn't so much the actual TOWING I worry about (as lots of vehicles could pull a trailer) - it is the trying to STOP said vehicle and trailer in a hurry if needed. Especially if electric brakes on trailer fail for whatever reason... then the vehicle is left doing all the braking. Not a good situation!

                      But to each his own I guess!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ezduzit View Post
                        This being the case, I don't want to be like them. I like our F250 for trailering! Featherlight 3 horse slant with dressing room...what do you call those with the hitch in the truck bed. My brain has left the building.
                        gooseneck. (although i think i've also seen them called "fifth wheel," which i frankly don't understand? )
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                        Gravity works, and the laws of physics are a bitch.

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                          I don't care what upgrades it has, even if it was the Acura, that wheelbase is much too short for towing a trailer that big, even empty. Try steering that thing around a corner.
                          \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by charismaryllis View Post
                            gooseneck. (although i think i've also seen them called "fifth wheel," which i frankly don't understand? )
                            Fifth wheel trailers have the ball on the trailer, where gooseneck trailers the ball is on the truck. A lot of campers are fifth wheels, where most horse trailers nowadays are goosenecks.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Derby Lyn Farms View Post
                              Fifth wheel trailers have the ball on the trailer, where gooseneck trailers the ball is on the truck. A lot of campers are fifth wheels, where most horse trailers nowadays are goosenecks.
                              thank you!! i've only ever seen balls in truck beds; i was wondering why, when i googled "fifth wheel," i was getting pics of house trailers.
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                              Gravity works, and the laws of physics are a bitch.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Superminion View Post
                                *sigh*

                                Although I have seen pictures of cars pulling trailers over in Europe.
                                Those trailers are not long 3 horse trailers and weigh much less. *resigh*
                                Life doesn't have perfect footing.

                                Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
                                We Are Flying Solo

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Superminion View Post
                                  *sigh*

                                  Although I have seen pictures of cars pulling trailers over in Europe.
                                  Those trailers are not long 3 horse trailers and weigh much less. *resigh*
                                  Life doesn't have perfect footing.

                                  Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
                                  We Are Flying Solo

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                                  • #18
                                    Spotting a midsize SUV towing a possibly empty trailer is the most exciting thing that happened to you this week? I'm sorry.

                                    Maybe you should sign up with these folks. They sound like they have a quirky Canadian outlook on life. They could give you back some excitement. http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/pet/3520243882.html

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by tangledweb View Post
                                      Spotting a midsize SUV towing a possibly empty trailer is the most exciting thing that happened to you this week? I'm sorry.

                                      Maybe you should sign up with these folks. They sound like they have a quirky Canadian outlook on life. They could give you back some excitement. http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/pet/3520243882.html
                                      This cracked me up...maybe I should forward it to my BO, since she'll be looking for a new Superminion. People would actually pay HER to clean stalls. Interesting marketing strategy.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Superminion View Post
                                        This cracked me up
                                        Sadly I can't claim credit for finding it. Mike M already posted it: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...trian-Bootcamp!

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