Re: Factory Tow Package vs Aftermarket Towing Equipment
No you are not.
There is a rating - the gross COMBINED vehicle weight rating - for any tow vehicle. You can move weight back and forth between tow and towed...but only as far as the individual capacities of each vehicle, and only within the total weight limits of the GCWR. More-dog-less-tail can still overload the dog...and not make the tail behave any better at all. A super light trailer can actually behave WORSE depending on front-back weight distribution/loading, road conditions, and crosswinds.
Physics is physics and it is a law for a reason - there's no cheating or changing it. Weight limits are limits. Force is force, brakes are brakes, cooling is cooling, handling is handling. Tugging dead weight from a stop or up a hill is only a fraction of the scenario.
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