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Towing question...weight distributing hitch or not?

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Old 03-01-2005, 08:06 AM
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Madcow's description was the trailer began to sway, and it just was unrecoverable. (Coil springs will do that, hence as to why there are not on trailers.) There were pictures of how the aftermarket rim was destroyed into pieces after the wreck.
Thats about the size of it. The thing about that accident was I wasn't really over weight. That whole trailer and load was only 8000 to 9000 pounds. I had bars, but no sway control. The wheel got broke on the roll. the fault of that accident lays mostly on the coil springs. Coils and towing don't mix. It always scares me to see all these guys towing big boats with Tahoes and Hummers.
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:49 PM
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The thing about that accident was I wasn't really over weight. That whole trailer and load was only 8000 to 9000 pounds

Madcow, 1500 Avalanche has a max towing capacity of between 7300 to 8000 lbs. The coils could not handle the load and began compressing and unloading. Your shocks could not dampen this so it builds.

Hope your arm has healed.

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