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Old 12-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #31
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I did a lot of math before I towed my rig with a Tahoe. I also upgraded tread and added a trans cooler. I would advise people to thoroughly understand the capability of their tow vehicle. Also, most junk yards have scales. I went to my local scrap yard and he let me drop the tongue, weigh the rig and weigh the combo for $10. He even printed me a receipt with those weights. Incidentally, my entire combo is only worth $130 in scrap!
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:43 PM   #32
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Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle—
(1) Has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more), whichever is greater, inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds), whichever is greater; or
(2) Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 11,794 or more kilograms (26,001 pounds or more), whichever is greater; or
(3) Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
(4) Is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials as defined in this section.

So this means if I'm towing my TT with my company truck I do not qualify as a Commercial vehicle there for I do not have to stop at scales. I'll print this off and keep in glove box.

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Old 12-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Oakman View Post
All this talk of 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton makes me chuckle. I'd hate to think what everyone would say about the trailer I used to tow in the '60's with my Buick LaSabre.
I remember my 2 uncles (military contractors) used to pull their huge house trailers from job to job all over this great country of ours using the big Buicks and Oldsmobiles of the early 60's (with drum brakes!!!). These were actual "house trailers", way before todays use of "modern" lightweight construction materials.

Oh.....and remember, this was before the Interstates were as extensive as they are now.

Talk about "white knuckle towing"!!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #34
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Lol your absolutely right!
My grandpa pulled a 27' roadrunner travel trailer with. 1/2 ton single cab Chevrolet with 3 adults in cab and loaded to gills ! Traveled all over the Rockies . Unsafe Sure, fun you bet!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:24 PM   #35
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