Question 1: That's not what I said.Why do you believe that the owner of the truck is claiming that this just happened driving down a smooth road? What kind of analysis have you done to determine that newer truck frames are weaker than those designed years ago?
Tongue weight had something to do with it, as did the terrain, speed, length of drawbar, lack of trailer brakes, sloshing liquids, and probably some other things.I feel for the guy. If it had happened to me I'd be furious too. We had been considering a Colorado and now, we aren't.
So, the fellow was pulling a 2100 lbs. trailer with nearly 400 lbs. of tongue weight (if I recall correctly). Doesn't that seem like a lot of tongue weight? I would have tried like hell to get the tongue down to 10% of total weight. Do yall think that had anything to do with the frame failure?
I haven't towed anything with that much tongue weight in any rig and am genuinely curious.
That's a great article. Thanks!
I heard the word "damage" used frequently in that video. He even said that it wasn't a good idea to jump it as he had. No matter the make, if you're jumping a production truck with any frequency, the abuse will accelerate wear & cause damage.