Try disabling the trailer brakes and seeing how well it stops. I would be far more concerned about braking and handling than Axle ratings. If your truck controls the load well then no worries.
I have no experience with Canadian enforcement so no comment on legalities.
Exactly. Canada does things different. If I am under on my tires, under on the axle and suspension, and it stops well, does not matter what the sticker says. Here. CA, or some provinces, may well be different.
The reduced payload on a drw 4x4 is because the truck is heavier and load capacity is reduced by a corresponding amount.
He said towing capacity. Towing is reduced, but PAYLOAD is significantly increased in a dually.
I wish my 4 whl drive vehicles had the transfer case my, I believe, 84 chev had.
It had 2 hi, 2 low, neutral, 4 hi, and 4 low.
Most now do not have the 2 low. That was a GREAT selection for slow speed manauvers. Lots of power, no locked in axles.
I have a 90 Bluebird. The rear bedroom AC quit. The AC guy said the wiring and thermostat would need replacing too, as they are too obsolete for the newer ACs.
So, I put an Atwood AC in. It has a panel on it to control it, and it uses a remote. NO wiring, NO thermostat, just need the power feed.
Works great. More efficient that the oem too. That is what I would do. Nice to be able to lie in bed, and adjust the temp, turn off, etc. without getting up at 2AM!
You probably weren't aware of the scam Pilot was involved in? Cost truck companies millions in lost rebates. Still people on trial. I was leased to a company and they were fortunate as they took discounts upfront, at the pump and no rebates.
Of course, that has nothing to do with the question here. Only affected very large companies on accounts. NO personal or small accounts affected at all.
If you want a slightly older, but better built MH, go back a couple more years, and add Bluebird and Prevost to your list. You can get a MUCH better built MH for the money, albeit a couple years older.
In the winter, driving semi, I go from maybe -20 in ND, to 80 in Florida. I make sure my tires are where they should be at -20, and LEAVE them alone! I do not worry about the increase in FL. However, if I was to STAY in FL for a few weeks or more, then I would readjust IF I was going to be driving around.
The last time I looked into this, the "general law" was:
Children MUST be seat-belted - no exceptions. Child seats and boosters are applicable as required in cars.
Adults must be seat-belted if the seats have seat belts. Meaning, if the dinette seats do not have belts installed, then adults can sit there without seat belts. The cab seats MUST have seat-belts, the rest of the coach is optional.
Another thing to remember is that even if the seat has a seat belt installed, it doesn't mean it is a properly functional seat belt. Many folks added their own seat belts, but just screwed them into the seat base (versus bolting them to the frame).
I do not know particulars, and it varies from state to state, but most of the time, a vehicle is legal, IF it is the way it came from the factory. ie, Grandfathered. Seat belts are NOT required in that 1934 Ford.
IF your Motorhome was manufactured WITHOUT any seatbelts in the "house", then, passengers are NOT required to wear what is NOT there. My 1990 Bluebird only has lap belts on the two seats in the "cab". None in the house. Was told by Highway Patrol that passengers in the back are not required to wear what was not installed at the factory, and was legal at time of Mfg.
This may vary by state.