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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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VtLee
post Jun 23 2013, 06:42 PM
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I was on the New York Thruway today and saw a 5th wheel tri axle toy hauler being pulled by a GMC 1500 without towing mirrows. I guess people figure if they can go 65+ mph they are not exceeding their towing limit and they don't need to see who is behind them.
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post Jun 23 2013, 08:44 PM
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I was on the New York Thruway today and saw a 5th wheel tri axle toy hauler being pulled by a GMC 1500 without towing mirrows. I guess people figure if they can go 65+ mph they are not exceeding their towing limit and they don't need to see who is behind them.


Hopefully, they are never at fault in an accident. With such a flagrant disregard for towing limits they could easily find themselves without insurance to cover their claim. It's amazing to me that companies that insure trailers don't ask what vehicle it will be towed by.


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