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Old 03-14-2019, 07:52 AM   #31
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correct link is

http://www.fifthwheelmagazine.com/new-tow-calc.aspx
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:58 AM   #32
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There is nothing wrong with a law that is well written, reasonable, and enforceable. This would not cause any taxes or extra costs. I guess regulation=law?

Generally I think his sentiment was that this could help make the roads safer for everyone, those towing, and those around them. I am sure you have driven enough on american roads to recognize that although everyone out there allegedly passed a driving test and got their license, they are not all intelligent smart people properly taking safety into account. Perhaps, when towing combined rigs approaching or exceeding 20k# there should be an extra simple step as an idiot check?
As long as the idiots proposing new regs take an extra step or two as well.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #33
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I watched a salesman at CW get his butt tore up by a customer when told he would not sell him a 5er as he planned to pull it with his 1500 GMC. Customer made a scene (and a fool of himself) then went a few miles away a bought a 35' 5er, not a light model either. The salesman tried to explain with people and hitch he had about 1000# of payload left and the dry hitch weight was over 1800#. The next dealer installed Firestone bags ~~ I know the tech there that installed them.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:21 AM   #34
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Here is another great site for doing towing/payload calculations....

https://fifthwheelst.com

When the page loads, click on the link at the top called "4 step weight safety plan.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:42 PM   #35
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On a recent 7 month trip I saw plenty of large toy hauling 5rs (38, 40, 42 ft) being towed by single axle trucks. In other words the GVWR was either 11,500 or 11,800. No way were these rigs under the limits by a long shot. Not trying to start an argument ...just an observation. My Montana RL3120 with a GVWR of 16,000 and TV F350 dually rated at 14,000 GVWR passes with some room to spare but not a lot.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:59 AM   #36
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Amazing how complicated things have gotten. When I was young back in the 60's, we'd see a camper we liked, buy it, hitch it up to the car/truck, and away we went. Of course, campers were small and cars/trucks had a lot less technology to deal with. I remember I had a 1966 Chevy pickup with a 6 cylinder engine and stick shift. I saw a little pickup camper I liked, went and bought it, loaded it up and away I went. Didn't really think about whether the truck could handle it. We drove that rig all over the country with little problem and didn't worry about it. I guess when you're young, you are more carefree and don't let things worry you like they do when you get older.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:58 AM   #37
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Amazing how complicated things have gotten. When I was young back in the 60's, we'd see a camper we liked, buy it, hitch it up to the car/truck, and away we went. Of course, campers were small and cars/trucks had a lot less technology to deal with. I remember I had a 1966 Chevy pickup with a 6 cylinder engine and stick shift. I saw a little pickup camper I liked, went and bought it, loaded it up and away I went. Didn't really think about whether the truck could handle it. We drove that rig all over the country with little problem and didn't worry about it. I guess when you're young, you are more carefree and don't let things worry you like they do when you get older.
In todays society everyone has a lawyer ready to sue someone/anyone for any little thing, ie. hot coffee at McDonalds! So our mentality has become CYA or have it sued off!! Truly sad!
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:01 AM   #38
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While yes, our society has become very litigious, on the McDonald's example, she literally was put in the hospital and had to get reconstructive surgery because the coffee burns were so severe - not something to laugh about really.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:38 AM   #39
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On a recent 7 month trip I saw plenty of large toy hauling 5rs (38, 40, 42 ft) being towed by single axle trucks. In other words the GVWR was either 11,500 or 11,800. No way were these rigs under the limits by a long shot. Not trying to start an argument ...just an observation. My Montana RL3120 with a GVWR of 16,000 and TV F350 dually rated at 14,000 GVWR passes with some room to spare but not a lot.
Two possibilities for the above....
1. They either don't know what they don't know!
2. They know....and they just don't give a damn!
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