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Old 03-03-2021, 09:39 AM   #61
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Agree with the Dannys! I look at it like this.... it's the same as if my neighbor's kid asks for advice on his car repair. He asks me to look at the brake rotor. I walk over there and in the sloped driveway he has his car jacked up with the toy scissors jack that came with the car. No other support. He sticks his head under the rotor anmd says "what do you think?"

I think you need to properly support the damned car, that's what I think. Then I would explain how to SAFELY support the vehicle and the ramifications if he doesn't before proceeding. Is that insensitive? f it is maybe he's in the wrong place. Go talk to your therapist and get a hug if you can't handle some advice on safety.

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:22 AM   #62
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Another ditto. There's ignorance (I don't know what I don't know), then there's willful ignorance (now I know but I choose to ignore it). Some just call that stupid...and you can't fix that.

One of the many things that I appreciate about both this forum and the Keystone forum is the willingness of experienced members to warn folks of dangerous weight mismatches. I agree that we should all try to help keep each other safe. Sounds like that other forum is based on the ridiculous notion that everyone should get a trophy just for showing up.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:12 PM   #63
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Ahhh keep your nose out of it! When a kid wants to put his/her/it's hand on a hot stove, let 'em! They won't do it again. Just kidding. I am a member of a couple of RV forums and a couple of them have more unsafe advice being given out that I often feel that trying to say something that actually makes sense is an infraction of forum rules. "Well, just go ahead and add some air bags if your rear bumper is dragging the road surface after you hook up your new mega-camper!"
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:56 PM   #64
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I got severely scolded yesterday on another forum when a fellow said he'd traded his TT for a 30'+ 10k lb 5th wheel & looking for a good hitch for his F150. I made the remark that he should check the numbers & do some calculations on towing that much rv with a F150. That got me a scolding from a moderator telling me that my remarks about weight had absolutely nothing to do with the question asked. Then from OP that stated it was well within all the numbers, he had driven trucks, knew all about weights & didn't need to do any calculations. So then he decides he's putting in an automatic slider hitch for another 200-300 lbs in the bed of that F150. I told them I was only concerned for their safety & everyone else on the highway with them.
What say you? Should I have kept my nose out of it?
Heck no! And what forum if you don't mind sharing?
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:02 PM   #65
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Like Mark, I also am interested in what forum this took place. And Danny, if you'd rather not say here, then PM me.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:33 PM   #66
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I want to know too, sounds like fun.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:57 PM   #67
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Danny is likely hesitant to name the forum as he knows a bunch of rowdy folks from this jungle will invade that forum, make trouble and tell 'em Danny sent us!
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