Originally Posted by kfxgreenie
Yesterday I did the dirty deed. I sold the 3/4 ton Diesel so i no longer have to think about this forums weight police as much. Now i will still be a 2500 degenerate for a few years but my payload will be much better for the interim. I will be pulling the 2012 327RES with the "farm" truck a 2016 Ram 2500 6.4 4:10 regular cab tradesman 3200 LB's payload. I received more for my 2014 Ram than I paid for it 6 years 10 months ago, granted it only had 12500 miles and is MINT. The truck market is silly stupid. I sold it knowing that I will not be buying a new truck for 1-2 years. I will wait till inventory is built back up and incentives are available and then I will join the dooley club. Thank you weight police for all the nagging in the back of my mind and making me take the jump.
Henry congrats on the move and hopefully the market will be ready for you when you're ready in 1-2 years (cross our fingers). I highlighted the comment above because I am/was in the same boat of being beholden to those that would push the issue of weights.
I grew up towing anything/everything and weights entered the picture if the weight caused something to pop/break or some other mechanical malfunction. I towed RVs for many years having this and that issue figuring it was "RVing". When I finally bought a bigger trailer (10k gvw) I joined this forum because I wanted to know more. One of the first things brought up was the trailer weight/length and my 1/2 ton. I'd towed stuff all my life; farm, RVs, pop ups, flat beds; I was doing fine. At that time those warning me weren't really called out as weight police as I recall, but they DID try to warn me.
I continued on with my "know it all" attitude. Found trying to stop that big trailer sure took a while. Hmmm. Never had thought of using a cat scale but it was talked about so I did. Well knock me down Jimmy! I WAS over payload and approaching rgawr. I pulled things out, adjusted every trip, didn't take by bbq, ditched the floor jack...on and on. But, just like you said, the good folks had planted the seed of knowledge and it "nagged in the back of my head incessantly"; it got to the point I did not want to tow the RV because DW trusted me and I was "cheating" or putting her in danger without telling her - that was it. 3/4 ton when I got home and fixed "that" problem. Now it's a 1 ton. I won't tow overloaded again; whether I ever have an accident or not the knowledge that it could happen, and be my fault and possibly alter my life forever, is not an option and I would not forgive myself. I commend you on looking forward.