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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2017, 07:30:12 PM »
Not always... I was found not at fault when I rear ended a car that spun out into my lane from the lane next to me.
so he was actually going the wrong way.....by spinning.

NY_Dutch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2017, 07:54:24 PM »
so he was actually going the wrong way.....by spinning.

Not when I hit him...  ;)
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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2017, 08:10:11 PM »
Not when I hit him...  ;)
  what about after you hit him ?   ;D

NY_Dutch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2017, 08:25:20 PM »
  what about after you hit him ?   ;D

His vehicle slid about 10 feet mostly straight ahead. The road was slick with rain, and when he lost control he did a 360 into my lane too close in front of me to stop in time. I was already on the brakes with the anti-lock chattering away when I hit him. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but his SUV was totaled and my truck needed a new front bumper.
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sunfighter

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2017, 09:45:37 AM »
Anyone reading the above should keep in mind that the weight of the trailer is way above what the RV is rated to tow.  There are safety issues. 

Also, although I have not heard of a lawsuit being filed against an RV'er involved in an accident while towing a way overweight trailer, that could be an issue if you were to run into someone because you couldn't stop in time.

I have to say that I too have never heard of an RV'er being sued for an overweight trailer. If you can't stop in time and rear end someone, it's a moot point as you are at fault anyway with the exception of something like NY_Dutch had to deal with. As others have said, litigation would be too costly with not enough $$$ return.
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AStravelers

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2017, 09:51:37 AM »
It is sounding like some folks don't think it is a problem to be towing 7000 or 8000 pounds of trailer behind a motorhome rated to tow 4000 to 5000 pounds. 
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ChasA

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2017, 10:19:26 AM »
Nah, if you pop the tires,  you've put too much in. Just put solid tires on it and load 'er up. All those weight rating get are fiction.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »
yes,    GVW's are fictional in most of the other countries that I've been in. Almost every type of vehicle is used far over the factory recommend level.

 have you ever seen an entire family riding on a small motorcycle in South East Asia ?  this stuff is normal in many other countries. Look at our neighbor to the south, do you think they ever worry about GVWs down there?

GVW's are there mostly for warranty purposes by the manufacture ... no more warranty..no real need for a GVW.   if it will handle it safely, and you can drive it safely...then there really isn't any problem. 
 
In America GWV's are enforced,  but only in the commercial trucking industry, ....and it's not really for safety,... it's for tax revenue.  It is odd that a motorhome is allowed to have a drive axle with a GWV of 28k,(and never road checked)  but it's highly illegal for commercial truck to ever have more than 20k on the same axle. (and weighed at every state line)
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WinterAdverse

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2017, 03:52:02 PM »
Oops. Around 3500 is the weight of my CRV not 6500. My bad.
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sunfighter

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2017, 07:32:06 AM »
It is sounding like some folks don't think it is a problem to be towing 7000 or 8000 pounds of trailer behind a motorhome rated to tow 4000 to 5000 pounds.

Sounds like some folks would like a govt. regulation requiring all RV's to stop at all weigh stations. Otherwise, how would we know when a trailer, or say a fifth wheel is overloaded? As an added bonus, the govt would probably love to rake in the fines for any RV that has exceeded it's GVW, because, I'm sure there are no overloaded RV's on the highway today. Right?
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jrpehle

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2017, 01:03:23 PM »
Having towed our Bullet travel trailer over 16k miles, we have talked about a motor home many times.  I have appreciated the number of comments about the Triton V-10 as this was a question I had, as well.  Thanks for the information.
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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2017, 05:38:47 PM »
Regarding government .. The weigh stations are for COMMERCIAL vehicles.  RV is a Private vehicle.

I for one wish to keep it that way.

HOWEVER if you are in an accident... Well, THEN you may wish you were not overweight.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2017, 07:01:02 PM »
Regarding government .. The weigh stations are for COMMERCIAL vehicles.  RV is a Private vehicle.

HOWEVER if you are in an accident... Well, THEN you may wish you were not overweight.

actually the vehicles are about the same in many cases.. but the RVs are usually driven by completely unregulated drivers,   instead of the professional commercial drivers.

I would like to see an RV get weighed after an accident,  Do you suppose they ask all the people involved in the accident to get back in the motorhome and get into the same position so they can get the actual axle weights at the time of the accident ?  ......really ?  ???

if you blow a tire..that is the cause of the accident. The cops don't really care what caused the tire to blow.  They need to clear the road asap and get back to work.
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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2017, 07:02:36 PM »
What does all this weight issues and accident have to do with a Triton v10
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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2017, 07:04:27 PM »
it goes back to the fact that a V10 will tow just about anything.

AStravelers

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2017, 05:48:52 PM »
it goes back to the fact that a V10 will tow just about anything.
And the Toyota Tundra will tow the shuttle on the streets of Los Angles.   I can also push a 1988 Chevy Suburban which weighs about 6000 pounds by my self.  In my garage on level ground I would regularly push it a foot or two.

Yep the V10 will tow just about anything.  Will the vehicle brakes safely stop the way overloaded rig?  Or if you have to swerve for some reason will the rig recover or go out of control?
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TonyDtorch

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Re: FORD TRITON V-10
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2017, 07:46:06 PM »
Yep the V10 will tow just about anything.  Will the vehicle brakes safely stop the way overloaded rig?  Or if you have to swerve for some reason will the rig recover or go out of control?

in most states,  anything being towed that weighs over 1500 lbs must have it's own braking system.

but even if a large vehicle is under the GVW,   you can't drive them the same way you drive a Toyota Camry. 
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