Originally Posted by goduc
And if I were the lawyer for the accused I would ask for verification on weights. I would ask for the UVW and the GVW along with the GCVWR for the truck along with the RAWR of the truck. Then I would ask for the documents showing the total weight of all cargo in the 5er along with the loaded towing weight of the 5er and truck.
You can't use the GVW of the 5er as evidence because unless it's known what the total weight was that was loaded into the 5er then the 5er's GVW is meaningless.
With all this being said the results of the crash aren't even discussed. The 5er is either going to be totally destroyed as many seem to say or it's going to be intact and therefore easily weighed. All this speculation is meaningless because conditions after the accident aren't a known.
The 5er owner could hit a pedestrian or collide head on at 65mph rounding a corner in a wreck. One crash would be easy to determine the weight of the 5er, the other probably not.
And what if, like me, you make changes/alterations to your vehicle designed to increase its towing capacity??
I put supersprings on mine Monday and I'm getting in a Hellwig Sway Bar if Amazon ever gets off their butts.
What's that increase the tow capacity to? My trtuck is rated the SAME, EXACT, capacity as the prior 4.6L weenie engine was. And I got a BUNCH more power.
Ford just wants to sell EcoBoosts.... Which are fine motors as long as they don't hydrolock (we get just a tad of moisture down here)
I think this is one of those 'laws' (if it even exists) that is more of a suggestion than a law.
I was an Insurance Agency Owner for almost twenty years and I never ran into any kind of nonsense like this. I insured plenty of RVs and Travel Trailers. Paid a few claims on them, too.
But I didn't see everything. Almost everything, but not everything.
I think as long as you're not grossly negligent, reckless disregard, then you're okay.
IOW, common sense, people. Common sense. We don't want to be pulling something our TV can't handle.