I would be concerned that it is terribly overweight. Vibe and Matrix were build on Corolla platforms. To the Pontiac naysayers, I own a 09 Vibe, no problem getting parts, go to any GM dealer and order or order online on the many GM dealers selling online. Any chassis related parts can be gotten at a Toyota dealer, they stock quite a bit as the platform is shared by a Corolla.
Years ago, dedicated camping stores (like Campmor in NJ) used to sell 1 lb propane bottles specifically made to be refilled. It has a small bleeder screw on the top in place of the Schrader type valve. I have a couple of them and still use them occasionally. I got a 4lb Worthington tank for my Baby Q one time when Camping World had them on sale. I can go all summer with one fill and much more convenient.
People keep saying it's fine to go over the trucks weight sticker ratings. Sure, it will pull, it may even stop, sort of. But if you ever get in an accident, the first thing the insurance company will do, is check to see if you were over ratings. When they find you were, your insurance is no good, and lawyers from the other vehicle in the accident, will come after you with a vengeance. After all, you negligently disregarded the trucks specifications. You are at fault. You can imagine where that will go.
I've always been curious if anyone stating the above actually has FIRST PERSON experience with that or is it another internet myth? Sad that you americans live life in fear of the all mighty lawyer. Another reason to move to Canada next year, maybe :)
Not condoning the overloading or not overloaded conversation, just curious if ANYONE can step up and say that the above law suite actually happened to them.?
I quote "We can bring in professionals to examine the wreckage for evidence that the motor home was dangerously overweight or unbalanced, that the tires or brakes were worn, that the hitch was not rated for the load, or that the RV lacked the proper lights, reflectors or mirrors."
RV Accident Lawyer
Unless their experts are on the scene at the time of the accident, there will never be any way to prove it was overweight. Like stated, in a bad enough accident, stuff and pieces are scattered all over the place. There would be no way to get a accurate weight when it was being towed.