AnswerID: 204924 Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 17:52
I have a 79 Cruiser, Now I know my engine has a lot more grunt than yours, even though I have also fitted Diesel/Gas. I can overtake the Semis going up the hills easly, but unless the road is really good I can't keep up with them on the flat.
Reason is that a 2.5 tonne tow vehicle towing 3.5 tonne of only partially restrained potentially VERY excitable horse means that if something goes pear shape, ( blown tire or an emergency stop for something on the road
) then traveling at 85 Km instead of 100 Km makes a big difference.
Except on expressways, our roads just not safe enough to tow a "big box on wheels" at highway speeds, and this also applies to caravans. The "big box on wheels" tells me if a semi has started to overtake as the front of the Cruiser starts to change it's line.
Electric brakes on trailers are just not good enough either, even if it is 4 wheel braking.
If money is no object buy a F250, It will be safer for the horses and the driver
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