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Old 02-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #41
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You are right PopBeavers. I live in Alabama; we can put anything on the road it seems.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:37 AM   #42
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Found this, its dated 2008 so may be out of date:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...gulations1.htm

and this from camping life dated 2006:
http://www.campinglife.com/output.cfm?ID=1047259

and this from towing world, don't know the date:
http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

so now we are really confused
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:35 AM   #43
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The last one was originally on the Blue Ox web site, as shown in the footnotes. A few years ago it was moved to the current site. I've referred to it for many years, and I think they keep it up to date, so I would tend to trust it. The footnotes are very important - be sure to check them!

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:06 AM   #44
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When reading some of these laws, one must use a little common sense. Be aware that reckless driving laws trump all other laws. For instance, many states have a max speed limit towing of 75MPH...... You will be hard pressed to find trailer tires rated over 65MPH. I wouldn't be surprised if a Highway Patrol Officer wouldn't write up a driver for reckless driving for towing a trailer @ 75MPH under certain conditions.

Common sense should tell a driver that just because you "Can" doesn't mean you "Should" or that it is "Safe" in all conditions.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #45
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Honda no longer requires the use of premium fuel when towing. When used it does provide a few extra horsepower -5 or so.
And my real liefe experience with my Odyssey is that it tows my 2720 just fine on regular. I tried using premium a couple of times to see if I could tell a difference or get better gas mileage and all I accomplished was spending more money on gas....
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I like these two about trailer brakes from the footnotes:

4. Required on trailers over 3000 lbs. Or if gross weight of trailer exceeds empty weight of tow vehicle.


6. Required if weight of trailer exceeds 40% of tow-vehicle weight.
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Howdy Everyone! I have a 2007 Sierra extended cab with a factory hitch and tow package. Towing rated @ 4800# with a GCVW of 10,000#, Will I need a WDH to tow a 2720SL? How about a 3124? Thanks for your help.
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Howdy Everyone! I have a 2007 Sierra extended cab with a factory hitch and tow package. Towing rated @ 4800# with a GCVW of 10,000#, Will I need a WDH to tow a 2720SL? How about a 3124? Thanks for your help.
We towed our 2720SL 1100 miles with out a WDH but my truck is a little heavier than yours. We had no problems, without the WDH my ratings are close to yours. I have since gotten my WDH issues worked out and will use it as I prefer a WDH with the tongue weight of the TM
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Howdy Everyone! I have a 2007 Sierra extended cab with a factory hitch and tow package. Towing rated @ 4800# with a GCVW of 10,000#, Will I need a WDH to tow a 2720SL? How about a 3124? Thanks for your help.
What wheel base and engine do you have?

I have a 157" wheel base on my '06 Silverado with the 4.8L V8. My tow rating is 6800# and GCWR is 12,000#.

I don't use a WDH because I have a bad back and I just don't like messing with the thing. In fact, that is the express reason that I bought this truck.

If the figures that you have for your truck are correct, I would recommend using the WDH.
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