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Old 08-25-2019, 04:35 PM   #43
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Failed breaks, failed tires, failed bearings, structural failure. Death, dismemberment of yourself and others.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:20 PM   #44
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Other than tires, brakes, suspension, drive line/motor strain and stopping distance, I see no problem. <sarcasm off>
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If he won $12M how much did he collect and then how muck did the attorney get vs the wounded client get.

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After the failure of a component due to over loading then the legal aspect kicks in

A local Attorney in Springfield has made millions and is one of the wealthiest people in the city largely winning cases against large semis, busses, and motor home accidents. Mr. Bradshaw is a physician, surgeon and a darn good lawyer. His staff searches all the public data available, forums, Facebook and so on in addition to gathering local data regarding accidents. I don't believe he has lost a case in many years. One of his TV ads states he has won the largest settlement in MO, something like 12 million.

It just isn't smart knowingly to break any kind of transportation related law and especially that has direct links to accidents endangering others as well as your family
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:56 PM   #46
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Sort of along the same lines - when it comes time to buy new tires, be aware of the actual weight of YOUR coach and how that relates to what it's gross capacity is. Not all tires have the same carry capacity even though they are the same size. Spend the few extra bucks to get the tire brand with the highest load capacity per tire. That will also give you a little cushion if you are close to capacity weight.
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Is this a serious question? The reasons have been clearly explained for years.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:43 PM   #48
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Is this a serious question? The reasons have been clearly explained for years.
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kill maim self and or others

If ya kill or maim someone c.s the rig did not stop well manslaughter 1st degree since now you know better! The second thing would be your life insurance and vehicle insurance wont pay because you know and still did it suicide kinda thing.


Best to stay between the lines and keep the sunny side up and the rubber side down.



In some cases its possible to increase the capacity via beefing up various aspects of the rig just a thought
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:26 PM   #50
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Over gvw also breaks transmissions and suspension components, and you could maybe create a dangerous overload of roadbeds and bridges. Those load limit signs are generally placed in response to known structural damage.
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In some cases its possible to increase the capacity via beefing up various aspects of the rig just a thought
The only entity that can legally increase the weight ratings of a vehicle is the original manufacturer.
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If ya kill or maim someone c.s the rig did not stop well manslaughter 1st degree since now you know better! The second thing would be your life insurance and vehicle insurance wont pay because you know and still did it suicide kinda thing.


Best to stay between the lines and keep the sunny side up and the rubber side down.



In some cases its possible to increase the capacity via beefing up various aspects of the rig just a thought
How, exactly, would you suggest beefing up certain aspects of the rig to increase capacity and still be within the specifications provided by the manufacturer?
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Really? You have to ask? Really?

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I don't understand why the question is a bad one. I'd think everyone would want to understand the dangers of overloading. Let it be asked. Let it be answered. If you've got nothing constructive to add, let it be.
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What is the danger of over weight capacity on a motor home?
This might be the most ridiculous question ever posed here. What do you think the dangers might be? The upside? Wow.
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There should be a capacity sticker located near the drivers position. If there it will list the GVWR, GAWR (front) and GAWR (rear) along with tire size information. If not you can contact Newmar with your serial number and they should be able to give you that information.
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