Originally Posted by ImagineIF
I disagree. It's time for operators to be responsible. Responsible operators will seek out training. A quick web search will result in enough data that anyone should be fully knowledgeable of the requirements to safely tow a trailer. Most new vehicles that can be factory equipped with a trailer towing package have a whole section o their manual or a separate manual on towing. I suspect trailer manufactures likely provide similar.
I'm not a fan of tax stamps oherwise called license. I would much rather have someone that takes responsibility for they are doing.
It would be great if everyone took responsibility for their actions, bit we all know this does not happen.
We do need some training on properly towing a trailer and the proper set up. Same for motorhomes. It is not simply jump in and drive off like a car.
As for the internet, there is a lot of misinformation out there and how can a newbie know what to believe and what to ignore.
If people fear the requirement for a license requirement for and RV, it is very likely that they feel that they could not pass the requirements. In which case, they need to forget about RVing or take a training/certification course. Way too often we see people pulling a large trailer or driving a large motorhome that a simply unsafe.
We have been RVing since 1984 and some things were learned the hard way. I am sure that there are some things that we do that could take some improvement with a trailer safety course.