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post Apr 25 2013, 08:40 PM
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We are currently towing our 30Ft. Holiday Rambler with a 1997 GMC 1500 Sierra with 350 cubic inch, fuel injected V8. We have over 140,000 miles on it and have had no problems (except a fuel pump), even though we know we are towing more than suggested. We looked at a 2012 Ram 1500 ST with the same size engine as our 97, that is supposed to tow over 10,000 lbs. Anyone have any thoughts?
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post Apr 26 2013, 11:06 AM
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I would also think your own insurance coverage might be voided if you violate the stated safe limits of the maker. Sad, but true.


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post Apr 26 2013, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE(Lindsay Richards @ Apr 26 2013, 01:06 PM) *

I would also think your own insurance coverage might be voided if you violate the stated safe limits of the maker. Sad, but true.


I don't know why you consider this sad? If misuse of equipment contributes to an accident or to the severity of one, why should an insurance company be responsible for paying for the damages? It's like those inserts that come with appliances these days, "don't use your hairdryer in the bathtub; if you do and get electrocuted don't sue us!" The same thing is true of tow vehicles, "don't exceed the GVWR or the GCVWR otherwise we won't be responsible."


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