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Re: [RC] Trucks - Jonni

Soon after that someone pointed out to her that it *could* pull
it...just didn't have the brake system to *stop* it.  Oh well. She's been
pulling that big
trailer with it for about 8 years now.<<<



I have heard cases of folks towing/hauling OVER the recommended ratings of
the truck, have an accident, and the insurance company not honoring the
claim, as they found the vehicle was over loaded, and found some way to
prove the overload, caused the accident. (such as brake failure)

Most tow vehicles can haul more than the rating, but I always wonder what
parts and pieces we are stressing over time by doing so, to have it break
down at the most inopportune time....like on the way to ones favorite ride!
I like to think that by staying at the bottom end of what the manufacturer
has rated the vehicle, I am not stressing it as bad. Towing is tough on
trucks....thankfully, it seems that the manufacturers keep coming up with
better and better trucks each year to meet the needs of folks like us who
tow.

I think all three, Dodge, GM and Ford all have great choices in the NEW
truck lines...now each individual has to choose what they want. As far as
used...I dunno....that gets tricky.

Jonni



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