I know....we've all been there. I read the beginning RV forum a lot. I've learned so much from it. It breaks my heart though when people buy a unit and then ask the forum what they think, and it's absolutly UNSAFE! Now, they have this expensive problem that they can't use. Example- folks bought a 26' tt and have a Toyota 4 runner. The wts are grossly out of proportion...it was hard to hear what the forum was telling them.
Once again, thank you for keeping us going in the right direction.
2011 Adventurer 910FBS,Torklift tie downs,Fastguns & Wobbl-stopprs
2012 Dodge 3500 DRW 6.7L CTD, 4x4, LB,CC,6 speed auto,3.73 axle, General 17" on/off road
2008 Lund 1825 Explorer Sport,115 Merc,9.9 kicker,Torklift Super Hitch,42" Supertruss
USAF ret E-9&E-7
When folks start throwing around names like "weight police" we know we are having an impact. Those that will not hear reason are the ones trying to fool themselves. The numbers and ratings always speak the loudest.
But the nice car salesman said my new Ford F150 shortbox could haul my Arctic Fox 1150 and a 24 foot 10,000lb car trailer. He said I would just need an 8 foot hitch extension and airbags.
Not sure why finance person refused to sell me life insurance policy on my loan.
This is a fault of newbies, they don't do their home work before jumping in feet first. they either buy a TT after the tow vehicle and find out they are way over weight for the poor thing, or they are miss informed by the salesman. live and learn grass hopper live and learn.
Sadly none of us are born with the requisite information to make an intelligent first RV purchase. Some folks take the time to do their homework and they are rewarded with a good first experience. Some of us just get lucky but then some don't. I don't worry about the people who make bad financial decisions (it's their bad), but the ones who make bad decisions when it comes to safety (see also, common sense), bother me a lot because their errors can cost innocent lives.
The best advice I got was to put ego on hold, recognize that you don't know it all, listen and learn (be advised at this point that when you get free advice you are getting exactly what you paid for). IMHO: If you think that your TV might not be enough you're probably right. If you think that beautiful new TT might be a handful, you're probably right. Learn about limits, they are based primarily upon safety issues and were determined by folks who in all probability know way more than you ever will. RV'ing is such a wonderful experience when you do it right and every bodies right is a little different, but if it's not safe it's just not right. As always.... opinions and YMMV.