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Old 08-10-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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I'm finding out that a lot people who respond a question or a reply I give on a subject like max weight for instance seem to think that is OK to go above and beyond whatever you are towing or how much your tow vehicle can tow. Sure that is your choice to do this stuff. What I know I learn by both doing research and listening to people who do things in a safe manor. Maybe your tow vehicle which most of them on here a full size trucks and can tow over 10,000 pounds and have those big V-8's or large diesel engines. Even these Tow vehicles have their limits and this is why they put out the information on what is the max capacity. The information put out isn't a law which you have to obey. It is out there to keep people safe on the roads. The information of a safe max tow is only a rule of thumb (20% of the max tow capacity). Some states have stricter towing laws than others. If you feel safe and you think you can stop in time sure you can drive like a bat of you know where. Me I'm more careful when I'm towing a trailer and I do pull over when there is a place to allow people to go past. On the interstates I'm either in the right or middle line going the posted speed limit or what ever feel comfortable with in 5 mph of the speed limit. I'm not the rocket sled on wheels trying to get to a place before the next guy. I don't see it is worth the risks for other drivers and for anyone I have with me. So if you think that you can do 75 or 80 mph go ahead and do it that is your choice, not mine. In other words this will be my last post for this web site. Have fun and be safe!
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:05 PM   #3
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Not sure your point ................. but I have been on this site for well over five years and not sure if anyone here has said it ok to exceed weight or speed limits.

Everyone may not agreed on how to go about doing things but that's part of life.


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"What I know I learn by both doing research and listening to people who do things in a safe manor."

So you basically have no personal experience on which to base your decisions.
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More people are killed in auto accidents than all wars combined.
Driving is inherently dangerous.
What's your point?
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The forum is a lot of help to many people. But there is much opinion to go with fact and that is OK. Some push there opinion as fact and if you disagree well sometimes you get a harsh response. I make my mind up what road to follow based on research and help right here. In the end it is my decision what I do what I buy and what I pull it with .... I am not always right and I pay the price when I am wrong, I hope being a member here makes me right way more then I am wrong. Best of luck to OP
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You're not the first to leave in a huff and then quietly return....

You'll be back....Im pretty confident on that. Even if it's just lurking


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Old 08-11-2019, 08:26 PM   #9
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I'm finding out that a lot people who respond a question or a reply I give on a subject like max weight for instance seem to think that is OK to go above and beyond whatever you are towing or how much your tow vehicle can tow. Sure that is your choice to do this stuff. What I know I learn by both doing research and listening to people who do things in a safe manor. Maybe your tow vehicle which most of them on here a full size trucks and can tow over 10,000 pounds and have those big V-8's or large diesel engines. Even these Tow vehicles have their limits and this is why they put out the information on what is the max capacity. The information put out isn't a law which you have to obey. It is out there to keep people safe on the roads. The information of a safe max tow is only a rule of thumb (20% of the max tow capacity). Some states have stricter towing laws than others. If you feel safe and you think you can stop in time sure you can drive like a bat of you know where. Me I'm more careful when I'm towing a trailer and I do pull over when there is a place to allow people to go past. On the interstates I'm either in the right or middle line going the posted speed limit or what ever feel comfortable with in 5 mph of the speed limit. I'm not the rocket sled on wheels trying to get to a place before the next guy. I don't see it is worth the risks for other drivers and for anyone I have with me. So if you think that you can do 75 or 80 mph go ahead and do it that is your choice, not mine. In other words this will be my last post for this web site. Have fun and be safe!
Just like everywhere else, there are a lot of different points of view on any topic. To use your example for instance, there are some that would never tow anything over the rated two capacity of their tow vehicle. There are some that think if the vehicle is rated to pull 10k that payload or axle limits mean nothing. There are some that think they must stay under each of the axle, payload and towing capacity limits (I'm in this group). Each person has to make up their own mind on what they believe, how they are going to proceed and live with the consequences of their decisions. Many will also proclaim whatever they have been doing for xx years is just fine and them still being here is all the proof they need to display.

If you can't stand a difference of opinion with others, a forum as broad and widely used as this one is not going to please you. We have some very knowledgeable people here trying to provide their best information, opinion and sometimes in throwing in some facts. Sort out whats useful and throw the rest away is my suggestion.
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And the OP decided all this in 2 months and 28 posts.
Life is just harder for some folks, but sure seems most of it is self inflicted......
But here we are, responding to his bait
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:39 PM   #12
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And the OP decided all this in 2 months and 28 posts.
Life is just harder for some folks, but sure seems most of it is self inflicted......
But here we are, responding to his bait
Easy to get your butt bruised here
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Did I say something to get someone mad at me....

again... ?
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