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Lantley

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Posted: 02/07/22 04:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Vpolio90 wrote:



Yes, I do want to stick with a short srw (although a mega cab givies me a slightlylonger wheel base). If and when I'm in the market for a bigger 5er I'll get a sort bed dually. Yes, I do know the a long bed is preferred from a towing perspective however, to me the short beds look better.

Many come to this forum asking for tips and tow vehicle recommendations. But ultimately make their towing decisions based on factors that has nothing to do with towing.
Those with long bed duallies drive them because they deliver optimum towing performance, they don't drive them for the aesthetics.

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Posted: 02/07/22 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

Vpolio90 wrote:



Yes, I do want to stick with a short srw (although a mega cab givies me a slightlylonger wheel base). If and when I'm in the market for a bigger 5er I'll get a sort bed dually. Yes, I do know the a long bed is preferred from a towing perspective however, to me the short beds look better.

Many come to this forum asking for tips and tow vehicle recommendations. But ultimately make their towing decisions based on factors that has nothing to do with towing.
Those with long bed duallies drive them because they deliver optimum towing performance, they don't drive them for the aesthetics.


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Lantley, pretty much hitting the nail on the head!!!

I also love the "I don;t want a DRW because it is too big, but want a 44' 5er"!

We daily drive our DRW LB, and park where we want front row, back row, where ever. Biggest issue with a parking garage is height clearance!


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Lantley wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

Once the truck and/or trailer leaves the scene, they have no way to prove the payload rating was exceeded. And yes, the law requires proof, speculation doesn’t work. You can however prove failure to stop in time. That is were the lawyer is going, somewhere he can win.

So you have to ask yourself, why would they try and prove you exceeded your payload rating when all they got to do to win their case is prove you failed to stop in time.


Much in the same way. Experienced RV'ers can spot a combo that is likely over its ratings. An experience truck chasing lawyer (the guys running the commercials) can spot a combo that is likely over its manufacturer's ratings.

Once it's determined you were over your ratings,even if you are within those sacred axle ratings. There is an amount of negligence involved.
The lawyer will push the idea that you were unsafe the moment you left the driveway. You chose to exceed the manufacturers ratings and were involved in an accident.It becomes an easy case to sell.

The thought that once the truck and trailer leaves the seen no one will ever know is really silly. In today's world I trust there will be lots of pictures maybe even canera footage...LOL


Frankly, not real hard to do. Wrecked truck is a 250/2500. Wrecked trailer is a triple-axle TH with a placard that gives the mfr, model # and, likely, the GVW. No-brainer that the trailer was =way= too big for the TV. As others have said, civil "proof" and criminal "proof" are way different. How many criminal cases where the defendant gets off but then gets hammered in a civil trial? Lots!

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Sure lots of arm chair lawyers on rv forums...or maybe just watch too many lawyer type adds on tv.
Gotta' ask all the rv forums lawyer types posting on this topic to show the forum any credible links where a LDT owner was sued and lost in a civil court case regarding gvwr over weight contributed to a wreck with injury opinions being expressed .

I didn't think so..... Now we'll hear all kinds of excuses why there never has been.


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^^Lol...I will no longer feed these folks, but let me help them with an excuse.

All these civil cases, concerning GVWR, being awarded big $$$, are protected by gag orders, to keep the courts from being over run![emoticon]

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Posted: 02/07/22 05:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess we have hashed this one out to the bitter end. Time to let this one go folks as it is way off topic now.
Thanks for your participation. [emoticon]
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