Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-19-2013, 06:52 AM   #29
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Woodstock, N.B.
Posts: 22
Originally Posted by bdickson View Post
Folks, let's keep it civil please!

I am trying but it appears the membership of this forum like to accuse others of gross endangerment without any direct proof or experience.

standard for some people

popupcamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #30
Redman07's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Waynesboro, PA
Posts: 83
Deep breath please. One of the important components of the manufactures tow rating of a vehicle is now how much a vehicle can pull, but how much it can stop safely. The key word is "safely". With this in mind, trying buying brakes for a RAV-4 with a 4 cyl and then with a V-6. They are not the same parts. That is one, (and only one) of the factors used to determine tow ratings.

Now granted the manufactures will error to the side of caution in establishing their tow ratings (so they don't get hauled into court every time there is an accident) but they have teams of engineers to calculate these ratings based on vehicle size and weight, engine size, frame strength, stopping capabilities, cooling capacity, transmission rating, etc, etc, etc and the capabilities of “Joe Average”.

Now if someone wants to exceed these recommended tow ratings, then that is their call. But in so doing they are assuming any risks that come from their actions. If they are in an accident and it can be proven that they are operating a vehicle outside the manufactures recommendations, and it contributed to the cause of the accident or the resulting damages, then they could be held responsible for their actions and damages in a court of law.

To advise someone else to ignore the manufactures recommendations and not warn them of the risk they are taking on is a little callous in my opinion. I’m not saying don’t tow over the limit (but personally I never will), just that the person towing should be aware that there will be issues they need to be aware of. Such as, loss of fuel economy, longer stopping distances, increased wear and tear on the vehicle, possible voiding of warranty, increased risk to others in an accident, and so on. But if one is willing to accept these risks, then go for it. I just hope we don’t travel the same road.

Redick & Peggy + 1 dog & 1 cat
2007 DSDP 4035
99 Yamaha Royal Star & 13 F150 SCAB
Redman07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #31
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 15
Originally Posted by popupcamping View Post
This forum is just as bad as the rest. People coming on here with opinions and accusing others of "dangerous advice" when they have no direct proof to say this.

Apparently, you've had problems at pretty much every other RV site you've been on. Hard to imagine.

Growing old disgracefully since 1946.
Madjackdog is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.