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Old 08-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #11
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You are not being picky...those are requirements

Take a look at the Chevy suburban or the Ford Expedition - both will tow over 9K and give you the interior room you need! Just make sure all the weights work for you - neither of these SUVs are cheap
All SUV's are not cheap. Even still they seem to fly off of the dealer lots. My local dealer has a hard time finding units with a tow package included. I never understood why they do not just install them on every large vehicle. I have to image that the majority of people who purchase a truck that gets 10MPG is looking to pull something.

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Old 08-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #12
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No I do not take 4 people, just 2. I do take all the stuff. I will have to weigh everything I have...I know it adds up quick. Yes a new Chevy Suburban or the Ford Expedition would be nice...but bought mine used and it is paid for!
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #13
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Hey CampingDixieDogs...not to hijack the thread but would you be interested in attending a FROG Rally in N AL OCT 24-26?

Now back to SUVs....
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Bama...yes that would be a good month for me. Our tournament is in Indianapolis, IN and I don't have enough days to take off and to go.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:25 PM   #15
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If you are over the GVCW of the tow vehicle and get into an accident, I don't think your insurance company will honor your policy....
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If you are over the GVCW of the tow vehicle and get into an accident, I don't think your insurance company will honor your policy....

When is the last time you heard of an insurance company having a wrecked TV and camper hauled to the scales to check the weight? Wouldn't you say that 99% of accidents are caused by someone breaking a law? Speeding, failure to maintain control of vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, running a stop sign/red light. Why would they have to cover all of these but suddenly they don't have to cover you if you are overloaded? Which, BTW, isn't even a law in most states- it's nothing more than a sticker that the manufacturer put on the door jamb.
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When is the last time you heard of an insurance company having a wrecked TV and camper hauled to the scales to check the weight? Wouldn't you say that 99% of accidents are caused by someone breaking a law? Speeding, failure to maintain control of vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, running a stop sign/red light. Why would they have to cover all of these but suddenly they don't have to cover you if you are overloaded? Which, BTW, isn't even a law in most states- it's nothing more than a sticker that the manufacturer put on the door jamb.
You are absolutely right. Insurance specifically covers stupidity and owner mistakes. There is no doubt to this.

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Old 08-26-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
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When is the last time you heard of an insurance company having a wrecked TV and camper hauled to the scales to check the weight? Wouldn't you say that 99% of accidents are caused by someone breaking a law? Speeding, failure to maintain control of vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, running a stop sign/red light. Why would they have to cover all of these but suddenly they don't have to cover you if you are overloaded? Which, BTW, isn't even a law in most states- it's nothing more than a sticker that the manufacturer put on the door jamb.
Besides that, they would have to go collect and prove all the debris was in your vehicle/trailer. A little on the ridiculous side IMO.
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