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Old 01-28-2015, 05:07 PM   #61
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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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Running lights are on on the pickup not on the trailer?
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:14 PM   #62
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I am in law enforcement. All rv's are exempt in all states. Weight stations are only for commercial vehicles. A lot of states websites are for commercial vehicles that's why they state all vehicles.

What agency?

AAA does not agree with you. And honestly, they probably have a better idea on ALL states and their requirements.

I will say that chances of being prosecuted in most states is PROBABLY low, but by law, many states do require non-commercial vehicles to pull through.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:19 PM   #63
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Almost every 3/4 ton diesel towing a 5W will be "overweight". The majority of them have a payload of 1800-2200 pounds. By the time you drop in a hitch and hook up any but the most lightweight 5w's you have used up most of your payload. I personally don't think they are even remotely "overweight", but the sticker says so.
If this discussion is about ALL RVs and ALL trailers, then it should be moved to another location. I thought it was about TENT trailers and POP UPs.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:49 PM   #64
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If this discussion is about ALL RVs and ALL trailers, then it should be moved to another location. I thought it was about TENT trailers and POP UPs.
Agreed. As typical this thread got way off topic. I moved the thread.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:32 AM   #65
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If this discussion is about ALL RVs and ALL trailers, then it should be moved to another location. I thought it was about TENT trailers and POP UPs.
Not sure why it was in the tent trailers section. But I think pretty much everything that has been said has been right on topic. I see no indication that we've gotten "way off topic"???? I even went back and re-read the original post. It specifically refers to travel trailers, but when you title something "Is EVERYONE overweight", I think you kind of open it up to ALL RV's.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:09 PM   #66
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I was intentional with posting this to the popup section.

I don't see any fifth wheels being towed by 1/2 ton trucks, but I see plenty of popups that are way overloaded in their GVWR (ie. 6 bikes + 1 kayak + AC + plenty of stuff inside) or being pulled by a mini van about to scrape the ground from the excessive tongue weight.
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In Ontario no RV has to pull in Weigh Stations. I have pulled into closed stations. The active scales are at the back. Most work seems to be inspection and mechanical checks going on when I have been through.
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I don't see any fifth wheels being towed by 1/2 ton trucks,
They are out there. And, like I stated earlier, the vast majority of fifth wheels being pulled by 3/4 ton trucks, particularly 4x4 diesel crew cabs (which most of them are) are over the trucks GVWR. I'd be willing to be that there are a LOT of lightweight TTs that are overloaded as well. Many of them have around 1000 pounds of CCC- and you have to take out the full tongue weight to get that.
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They are out there. And, like I stated earlier, the vast majority of fifth wheels being pulled by 3/4 ton trucks, particularly 4x4 diesel crew cabs (which most of them are) are over the trucks GVWR.
So true, as mine is, but they are all probably under the axle rating`s as mine is also....
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Turbo, those are the daytime running lights (Canadian truck), only the front lights come on.
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