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Old 04-17-2015, 06:32 AM   #85
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I live in the rocky mountain states, have seen way to many people that tow with under sized trucks and cars, the big problem is braking, then tranny, the bigger truck has bigger brakes and sometimes stronger tranny, stopping when an elk jumps in front of you is a big thing.
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What was the original subject of the op? I forget...
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:30 AM   #87
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You are right Rolfsted, As usual the Thread got off topic. This seems to happen anytime someone asks " Will my truck tow this?"
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:05 AM   #88
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I have a commercial licensed F250 and when towing my RV I never get the light to stop at the scale.
My summer job is towing my 3500 lbs utility trailer and I get the light to stop at the scale. It's the law and I have to stop.
My truck is also licensed for 12000 lbs. Had to have that reduced from 14000 lbs to keep my GCW below 26000 lbs.

I know that there are more drivers licencsed improperly with heavier trucks then overweight.
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This is thread may be a good example of why many good people don't try to ask a simple questions, they turn into rants.
How can I be a thread killer ?
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:41 AM   #90
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The OP posted in 41 that he bought a 3500. At that point the thread was satisfied and the rest of the posts are for interest I would imagine. Even with differing points of view I think these kind of discussions are information that will educate anyone who reads.

Yes lots of objective and subjective information but that is what makes it get to topics surrounding the original post. The thread starts out well and stays on topic but someone will question why a previous poster says to have a large enough truck to fall within all of the manufacturers specifications cause in their experience they have had no problems towing way over GCVW. GVWR and GAWR. Then someone will give a list of possible issues that may occur. As soon as the words "being legal" or possible "lawsuit" are mentioned someone will insist that you have to prove it to them. The topic broadens out from there.

Ultimately each person will make the final decision based on their core values. Hopefully all of the information including the posts off topic will help them make the best one for them.
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All I know is I can't wait to tow my 32' Tourmaster with my F350! I did everything I could to the F250....air bags, trans cooler, chip, tires, valve body and gauges. Yet every time I opened the driver's side front door and saw the 8,800 gvwr I knew I hadn't changed anything to tow this 13,300 lb 5th wheel.
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I have a commercial licensed F250 and when towing my RV I never get the light to stop at the scale.
My summer job is towing my 3500 lbs utility trailer and I get the light to stop at the scale. It's the law and I have to stop.
My truck is also licensed for 12000 lbs. Had to have that reduced from 14000 lbs to keep my GCW below 26000 lbs.

I know that there are more drivers licencsed improperly with heavier trucks then overweight.
I know in California, and I believe in almost every other state, if you're pulling your RV with any larger TV, such as a 3500 or higher, you're exempt from entering the scales. Take that same TV either empty or with any other trailer, such as your boat or utility trailer, and you are required to stop. Apparently once you hook up your RV trailer the whole rig becomes an RV which then becomes exempt.
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