Towing years ago
Rainy day here and Just a question I have been wondering about. As I ponder replacing my aging truck I got to thinking. Years ago my dad pulled a huge airstream trailer with a 1969 ford station wagon. I remember riding in the rear facing seat and seeing that huge beast behind us. He never complained of sway or any difficulties pulling anywhere. Being young I don't remember what type of hitch he had but I am sure it was some early type of sway control. I remember the campgrounds and saw very few trucks, just passenger cars as tow vehicles. Now....as I ponder this new truck and possibly a 3/4 ton, I am wondering how did these old cars of the past pull these things? Were they just built so well full framed and all? Was tow capacities even worried about? The trailers were certainly heavier I would think. Dad isn't with us anymore so I can't ask him.
Perhaps my own question is answered...the older cars were full framed heavily built that could get the job done. Is that it?
16 - 211RD
2009 Silverado 1500