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Old 05-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #51
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You can drop 2 inches and get a 1 inch riser ball. But you would have to readjust. Also, dealers never adjust it right.

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #52
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You better be sure of your setup and have it dialed in correctly because you're surely overweight on payload and GVWR.
Me think after a few road trips or one he will be trucking up,
It looks like white knuckle driving to me.
The shorter wheelbase has to be nice for backing up.
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Drive it, looks fine to me. Make sure its level, which you have add a sway bar or two two and if you find yourself in very windy conditions day slow down or wait it out, that's what I do with my 5ver. Most US state laws are based on fed bridge ratings so no RV outside the odd large class A motor coach will ever exceed axle loads. While the jeep has a smaller wheel base its a capable TV.

I tow my 37 BH SB with 2500 Mega Cab and I am under my rear axle rating by 200 lbs fully loaded and my front by 600 lbs. Insurance wise I can legally tow 2x my GVWR of 9000 lbs so I am 100% legal in Canada and the USA. One Caveat, British Columbia actually uses the door placard for weights. Its absolute crazy but they are self riotous province
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:16 PM   #54
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Me think after a few road trips or one he will be trucking up,
It looks like white knuckle driving to me.
The shorter wheelbase has to be nice for backing up.
The short wheelbase is really nice for maneuvering. I have to watch for cornering when making a tight turn, although I don't think it will happen when going forward.

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Imho its not just what you are comfortable with its what's safe for not only you but everyone around you. If I ever get into an accident with someone towing more than what they should be, there will be a lawsuit. the weights are there for a reason and i think you should be held accountable if you ignore them. its not just you in the road.

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I grew up in a time when the most common tow vehicle was station wagons and sedans. We survived!
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Imho its not just what you are comfortable with its what's safe for not only you but everyone around you. If I ever get into an accident with someone towing more than what they should be, there will be a lawsuit. the weights are there for a reason and i think you should be held accountable if you ignore them. its not just you in the road.
That should be an interesting lawsuit seeing proof that the other vehicle was overloaded by who's standard and how do you get someone to pick up all the pcs and re-create the loaded vehicle.
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leo investigate accidents where I live and over loaded based on thr available numbers

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That should be an interesting lawsuit seeing proof that the other vehicle was overloaded by who's standard and how do you get someone to pick up all the pcs and re-create the loaded vehicle.

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You can tow any combination that moves, and most RV's who are over capacity are not going very far and not going very fast, it is their way of life.
As far as legal towing there are not many law officers to worry about, YET. But, you are wide open for an "ambulance chasing lawyer" to take everything you own. Even when the accident was caused my the little old lady cutting in front of you. Lawyers will say you where unable to stop because, because, because, as he lists off these "weight police" numbers. This is where your insurance company bails out as well.
People who camp, just down the road and never drive fast are never going to be involved in an accident, right ! But, as the average age of the driving public increases you may find more drivers causing accidents everywhere.
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