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Old 01-28-2015, 09:06 AM   #41
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I have to wonder if this picture has been photoshopped. I'm betting it was. A Silverback 29IK and a Toyota Tundra showing no squat. From an old issue of RV lifestyle magazine.

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Old 01-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #42
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I have to wonder if this picture has been photoshopped. I'm betting it was. A Silverback 29IK and a Toyota Tundra showing no squat. From an old issue of RV lifestyle magazine.

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Old 01-28-2015, 09:19 AM   #43
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If I followed my wife around with a spreadsheet we'd be divorced. If she wants it in the camper it goes in the camper. If I have a problem with weight I'll buy a bigger truck.

Now the last thing I want is the trailer police bugging me.

If I see an obviously overloaded rig the first thing I thing of is drugs or some explosive contraption. I have also seen rigs where everything the person owns is in his old truck and overloaded camper. Hard luck cases doing their own thing.

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Old 01-28-2015, 09:20 AM   #44
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I have to wonder if this picture has been photoshopped. I'm betting it was. A Silverback 29IK and a Toyota Tundra showing no squat. From an old issue of RV lifestyle magazine.

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I guess these Toyota Tundra, can pull just about everything. I think I would be in a gray area trying to pull my lightweight Rookwood, Let alone a Silverback. Don't know the GW of that trailer but it has to be more then 9100 lbs.loaded up....
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:31 AM   #45
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I guess these Toyota Tundra, can pull just about everything. I think I would be in a gray area trying to pull my lightweight Rookwood, Let alone a Silverback. Don't know the GW of that trailer but it has to be more then 9100 lbs.loaded up....
Depending on how the Tundra is equipped it can handle a payload of 2,000 and tow 10,500. So if doesn't load his trailer with any supplies including a battery and propane and if he likes driving alone, he is probably good.
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Depending on how the Tundra is equipped it can handle a payload of 2,000 and tow 10,500. So if doesn't load his trailer with any supplies including a battery and propane and if he likes driving alone, he is probably good.
Yep. My 2008 dbl cab is rated for 10,600.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:47 AM   #47
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With all the talk about over loaded, if I'm driving long distance and come across a weight station am I required to drive through it? I'm at a total of 20,000 lbs which isn't small peanuts. Would the DOT want to see if I'm legal running down the highway?
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM   #48
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With all the talk about over loaded, if I'm driving long distance and come across a weight station am I required to drive through it? I'm at a total of 20,000 lbs which isn't small peanuts. Would the DOT want to see if I'm legal running down the highway?
My understanding is that if you are non-commercial and under 26000 pounds you are good.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:15 AM   #49
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With all the talk about over loaded, if I'm driving long distance and come across a weight station am I required to drive through it? I'm at a total of 20,000 lbs which isn't small peanuts. Would the DOT want to see if I'm legal running down the highway?
Crap, I lost a post. So here's what I said:

I don't stop. Never have, likely never will. In VA, I was headed for a truck rest area, but you had to go past scales first- their signage indicated that I should bypass the scales and go straight to the rest area.

That said, there's a difference between the letter of the law and the reality/intent of the law. The letter of the law in Maryland is that anyone over a 5T GVWR is required to stop. The insanity of that in my truck alone (no camper), I'm supposed to stop. I emailed with someone from the MD State Highway Administration (SHA) and he confirmed that I'm supposed to stop- even if I'm non-commercial. If I'm non-commercial, they'll wave me through but I'm technically supposed to stop.

The SHA guy did indicate that they were looking that my driver's license and vehicles registration was appropriate for the gross weights of my combination (not actual weights, the posted gross weights). He did not say anything about looking at the truck's weight to the MFR stickers nor even axle ratings.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:16 AM   #50
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We’ve had this discussion before. All I’m going to say is in all my years of RVing and in all my travels, I have never seen an RV go into a weigh station. Unless of course they were hauling the RV commercially (transports from manufacturers). I believe that’s why those who are hauling big RVs with a medium duty class 6 truck usually have a sign on their door “Not for Hire.”
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