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.
I have a Valley/Husky (same thing)and have had no problems with it. They are manual, no auto sliding of any kind. Some don't like the bar type that slides in front of the kingpin, but it sure is easy to see if you are properly hitched. I've got no complaints and you can remove it yourself since it is a two piece hitch.