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Old 03-15-2015, 09:42 PM   #11
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It isn't so much about preserving road surfaces. Roads are built to x standards, and by low bidder. If said contractor bid too low they will find ways to cut corners if they can. Weigh stations are another way to grab money while being disguised as safety enforcement. Lol... I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:23 AM   #12
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Most of the "weight police" are posters on forums such as this that try to encourage people to understand and tow within the capacities of their vehicles. When a newbie (usually) asks : the salesman said my F150 could tow this 16,000 pound 5th wheel, is this OK? The "weight police" on the forum will chime in with all the numbers and why the answer is no. In your case, it sounds like you've got a good combination of truck and trailer
This is a much more extreme example than I've ever seen anyone ask, though. Typically it is something like- can I pull my 6500 pound TT with my F150. The problem I have with the weight police, and the door jamb sticker in general, is that neither take into account any of the other myriad of variables in the towing equation. Now that we have the SAE J2807 standard in effect, we know how much truck we need to tow at the Davis Dam. Still has ZERO to do with any particular individuals needs which VARY depending upon speed, distance, climate, elevation, road conditions, .......... It will give an accurate comparison between trucks, but that's about it, IMHO.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #13
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While some really criticize the "weight police" posters here on this and other forums... I salute them. Thanks for being concerned for my safety and the safety of others. I've learned more from their posts than from those that complain about them.... YMMV....
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:33 PM   #14
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I really think the postings by the "weight police " are great. They are very informative and helpful. I did things bas ackwards I purchased a travel trailer, and discovered the forum much later. Although I feel I made a good choice, reading the forum first would have been helpful. Since then I have been taught a lot by reading forums. And I did hear my salesman say " Your gas f250 can tow anything on the lot " maybe so but not safely. Now I own a F250 powerstroke, and I CAN almost tow anything on the lot. Once again thanks a lot for the responses, and my occasional not so smart questions. They ought to make the forum required reading for first timers.

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Old 03-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #15
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The weight police

Have been watching this thread and are now headed for a location near you.

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Now that's funny .
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