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Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:32 pm linkquote
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Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:33 pm linkquote
Attaching an illustrative picture.
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Tue May 04, 2010 2:25 am

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Tue May 04, 2010 2:25 am linkquote
Trailers and chocks
Additional pictures and info added. More to come...
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Tue May 04, 2010 7:00 am linkquote
Just now noticed that you had filled out the trailer section, Tom. Thanks!
Tue May 04, 2010 7:37 am

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Tue May 04, 2010 7:37 am linkquote
jess wrote:
Just now noticed that you had filled out the trailer section, Tom. Thanks!
I'll continue to add as the summer progresses! Thanks for noticing!
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:07 am

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:07 am linkquote
I'm disappointed that the addition of Toyota specs for tongue weight by model is gone without a discussion. It provided a very good demonstration of how specifications vary by model of vehicle. This is an issue that always comes up and seems to be most confusing for posters. I'd like to see those same specs for all major manufacturers in one place.
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:26 am

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:26 am linkquote
Sorry to hear that you're disappointed. While your efforts to build the Wiki are appreciated, this is a group effort, which means you may not always be satisfied with the results.

I removed the Toyota chart because it was more confusing an distracting than informative. Having the specs for one manufacturer under the header "Specifications" with no qualifier or explanation doesn't make as much sense as simply having a bold notice that owners should verify their towing capacities for their vehicles.

It's unlikely that we'll be able to provide charts with all of this info for every major auto manufacturer here on our Wiki. What's more feasible is directing members to where they can locate this information elsewhere online. One resource I've found:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/vehicle/towing-capacity-chart.htm

I'm sure there's something similar that contains max. tongue weight, but this info can usually be provided by trailer manufacturers, hitch installers, et. al. From what I've just read, the general rule is 10% of max. towing capacity for your car or hitch (whichever is less).

In looking for that, I found a lot more helpful information that I'll be working into this Wiki as time permits.
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:29 am

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:29 am linkquote
Tongue weight appears to depend on your hitch and receiver, not your car model.

Also, see this:
http://www.versahaul.com/vehicletowcapacity.htm
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:32 am

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:47 am

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:47 am linkquote
Re: Thanks!
louisq wrote:
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/rv_trailer_towing/default.asp Ford towing guides

http://www.toyota.com/html/mobility/weightguide.html Toyota Hitch Load Guidelines

http://www.gmfleet.com/pdf/commTruckGuide/Towing-Trailering.pdf GM towing and trailering guide
It's a buttload of information, as you can see. Providing the links will be much easier than charts for all vehicles.
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:41 pm

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:41 pm linkquote
ericalm wrote:
Tongue weight appears to depend on your hitch and receiver, not your car model.

Also, see this:
http://www.versahaul.com/vehicletowcapacity.htm
Your perception is not correct. Every manufacturer has clear specification not to be exceeded. For example my Camry hitch is capable of 350lbs but the attachment point on the vehicle is 200. My Tundra hitch was good to 500lbs, but without a tow package which included beefier spring the rated weight was 350lbs. I managed the fleet of vehicles used for maintenance on all of Steve Wynn's properties until I retired in 2007. Old hat for me...
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:41 pm linkquote
Re: Thanks!
ericalm wrote:
louisq wrote:
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/rv_trailer_towing/default.asp Ford towing guides

http://www.toyota.com/html/mobility/weightguide.html Toyota Hitch Load Guidelines

http://www.gmfleet.com/pdf/commTruckGuide/Towing-Trailering.pdf GM towing and trailering guide
It's a buttload of information, as you can see. Providing the links will be much easier than charts for all vehicles.
Which is why I provided the links rather than screen shots or pdf files....
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:22 am linkquote
Added "see also" at end.
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Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:14 pm

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Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:14 pm linkquote
BV 350 will fit.....
For those who wonder if a BV350 will fit in a small import truck; I found out it does in my 1990 Toyota, extended cab with 6' bed. Front wheel chocked into front left corner of bed and back end lifted and slid close to rear right corner. Tailgate has to stay open only because proper ramp lengths are longer than 6' and can only go flat on the floor under center of scoot.

I used a 6' plywood between wheel wells for a smooth floor... better tire and kickstand base. Wheel needs to be strapped hard into the corner or bike shifts & loosens other tie downs.
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