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Old 03-19-2006, 10:26 AM
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My dually with my tiger and half tanks of gas and 2 people weighed in at 21020 lbs, the scales gave me all my axle weights and it was all where it should be....
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:50 AM
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Guys, don't forget that some states have weight limits for certain type of liscence plates. In Illinois they are starting to bust people with big loads and goose necks, if they have the standard "B" plates on their trucks.
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Sway comes from a bad set-up (too much or too little tongue weight). I bet you will be over your weight capacity and WILL have an insurance issue if you are in an accident. Better safe than sorry!

The truck can pull the weight, but...
First...I agree this guy needs a Dually...At least....But....
This whole Insurance thing started popping up here about 6 months ago & nowhere in my policy does it say anything about being over weight....Has anybody read this in a policy ?
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:26 PM
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There is a new federal law...s...about all this as of like 6 mnths ago......so i was told by lonestarhaulers......someone will have to do the research ...
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:38 PM
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I will never tow with an under-sized vehicle again!

I towed my Activator and trailer from FL with my diesel Ex. and what a difference.

My old rig was an 01 Denali XL and an 03 29 Fever... I fought that sucker every trip and didnt realize how good it was until I got the new set up. If I get a bigger boat even now... I will get a dually and just pimp it out and tough chit if the wife hates it.... I dont have a wife so I am cool.

Besides I never heard anyone say a dually looks stupid...

And a dually would be about the same $$$ as my Ex so no excuses there either.

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Just seems strange....These guys go out & get blind stupid drunk crash
into other people & ins. pays up...But...Haul a thousand pounds over weight and you are SOL ?....
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200 miles each way only twice a year? This is too the slip and back in a season? Get one of the E Dockers to help a brother out, I'm sure they would do it for gas, a 12 pack and a couple cans of Skoal
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200 miles each way only twice a year? This is too the slip and back in a season? Get one of the E Dockers to help a brother out, I'm sure they would do it for gas, a 12 pack and a couple cans of Skoal

BINGO!!!

I would try Red Bull and Vodka.
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BINGO!!!

I would try Red Bull and Vodka.
There you have it!
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Im amazed when these threads come up (not only this one!!!) and people start talking about......"Oh,the rig towed fine at 70, but at 90 it was all out of shape, that truck's a POS......."

Is it just me but honestly what are you doing towing a 15 000lb load (even 10 000lbs) at 90mph!!!.......even 80!!.....Im no expert but Id imagine the stock tow ratings of these trucks were probably concieved for legal road speeds.

And for the record, I tow at 60 - 65 mph.....maybe 70 tops downhill......I'll get there.....in one piece............doug

and if I saw someone pass me at 90mph towing a 42ft cat I'd probably pull over and wait for 15 minutes......i dont want to be around when it gets ugly.
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