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RetiredTeacher
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, 08:57 PM
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I wasn't advocating being mean, but IMHO knowingly exceeding tow limits on a vehicle is totally irresponsible behavior and endangers not just the OP and his family but anyone who has the misfortune to be in his way when he loses control of his vehicle as a result of the overloading. It's one thing if someone does something without understanding the issue, but the OP states he knows he is exceeding the towing "suggestions" for his vehicle. It's often said that ignorance of the law is not a defense for breaking it; if you know the law and break it then, in my book, you deserve to have the book thrown at you.


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