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Old 07-18-2015, 10:35 PM   #41
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I largely agree, hopefully commonsense prevails however on these shared highways where other drivers rights end where mine begin. There are more threats out there than you could list in addition to overweight situations with campers but if someone takes out my family I could care less if their texting in a car or pulling too much weight behind an inadequate tow vehicle you can count on seeing me in court.
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:55 PM   #42
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Texting you could prove in court being overloaded would be another thing. Common sense is one thing a lot of campers don't seem to have. DOT has no standards for campers, I carry $500,000.00 for underinsured or uninsured and I guess that's where that would come in at


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Old 07-20-2015, 04:42 PM   #43
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Yep, this was a couple pounds of flesh over my usual blunders though...
Its just money..... But having a bunch of lawyers picking my carcass clean after I have worked for what I have for 25 years was literally keeping me up at night. I know, I know I worry too much. But I'm not worried about weights anymore, now I can get back to dreading backing into campsites with a 42' camper...
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Try this is absolutely will de-mystify backing in to Campsites!
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<SNIP> I am sure their RV salesman told them they had enough tow vehicle also or perhaps they traded up before they traded up their SUV. If they'd listened to the owner they would not have left 80' of skid marks down the mountain and had to have their SUV seat cushions surgically removed as I am sure they sucked them up their rears while standing on the brakes.

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I largely agree, hopefully commonsense prevails however on these shared highways where other drivers rights end where mine begin. There are more threats out there than you could list in addition to overweight situations with campers but if someone takes out my family I could care less if their texting in a car or pulling too much weight behind an inadequate tow vehicle you can count on seeing me in court.
And THAT is what DashCams are made for
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I get yelled at by DW a lot, since we have two phones she gives me a call and I put my phone on speaker so she can really yell at me but she knows I'm none to bright. I look dumb a lot backing in but guess what I'm not ever going to see these people again that are watching me back in


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I know its a week old thread, but gone to offer my $0.02...go 1 Ton Dually. I am a real world example. Bought a 2013 F350 Diesel SRW for my Brookstone 340LS based on sales rep at RV place. Well finally got everything loaded and went to scales. We were loaded for a week long trip to Galveston. Front end hitch with 3 bikes, me, wife, and daughter. Full tank gas. Empty holding tanks with 1/3 full fresh water tank. Food for the week, and here are my #s.
As you can see, well over max weights even though the overall fiver weight is still below what the towing guides indicate.

Well for me, it was quite eye opening, so I went ahead an rectified that issue...with a DRW and I can say 110% the DRW feels more stable and drives the rig better.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:09 PM   #48
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Mike T your right about the moving up to a 3/4 Later RJD
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4x4 dually diesel in Texas is KING. LOL. No smoke out of the tail pipe with the new DEF stuff is a bummer. LOL
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And now...as the saying goes GAME OVER GANG!

Meet your new Daddy (we just found out today that ours that is on order will be a 2016! SO glad we waited the extra month or so! - 8-12 weeks to delivery, we can't wait!)

Weight Police? We don't need nooooo stinnnnnking Weight Police!! Tows more that a Ford F450? W00t! 7,390 Payload? Yea we WILL haul the kitchen sink (or at least that 70 Gal Aux tank )

(YES, I know, Ford will go large this fall with their F350 and "beat" these specs, but theirs will be a beer can and we will be all steel goodness )

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