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MadMav

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Posted: 02/27/12 07:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I personally still see the 16000lb+ club to be DRW territory. There is no way I would haul 18+k without a DRW and I have 19 years of heavy hauling experience.

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People are crazy for towing these big heavy trailers with a SRW. You get into this much weight, you need a DRW.


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kinda funny the attitude on here (not just here but other RV forums) about dual wheel tires seems the commercial truck guys have been using super singles for years without a problem, why wouldn't it work for RV guys?

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lincster wrote:

People are crazy for towing these big heavy trailers with a SRW. You get into this much weight, you need a DRW.


There sure are a LOT of "crazy" people out there....


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Posted: 02/28/12 06:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Extra rubber on the road could be handy if you ever have to stop.

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Much harder time finding tires that work for size, plus it does NOT raise your axle or vehicle ratings.

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loodog wrote:

lincster wrote:

People are crazy for towing these big heavy trailers with a SRW. You get into this much weight, you need a DRW.


There sure are a LOT of "crazy" people out there....



I agree. Might add "not too smart" also.

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mpierce wrote:

Much harder time finding tires that work for size, plus it does NOT raise your axle or vehicle ratings.


I never said it would change ratings.

My point is, that people get conditioned to seeing something and immediately assume "oh thats unsafe" without knowledge that there are options other than the "norm".

My truck is heavily modified and capable of everything I tow, I have been to the scales and know exactly what my weights are and whether or not I am within my limits. I also have additional insurance over and above required, my mods are all reported to my insurance company and I have a binder in writing from them.

Yet if the "weight police" on this forum saw my truck on the road, they would "assume" that is not safe and dangerous.

I do my own thing and don't worry about the keyboard jockey's (not saying mpierce is a keyboard jockey), just saying to all to be careful how you judge.

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Grizz, I don't much care for the "weight police" either. If everyone went purely by manufacturer specs nobody could pull anything north of a golf cart trailer without a F-650. I see tons of SRW trucks pulling very large trailers, and I don't see them balled up and on fire on the side of the road. I for one can tell very quickly (especially going up a hill while passing them) who is doing it right and who the idiots are.

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grizzly660fan wrote:

mpierce wrote:

Much harder time finding tires that work for size, plus it does NOT raise your axle or vehicle ratings.


I never said it would change ratings.

My point is, that people get conditioned to seeing something and immediately assume "oh thats unsafe" without knowledge that there are options other than the "norm".

My truck is heavily modified and capable of everything I tow, I have been to the scales and know exactly what my weights are and whether or not I am within my limits. I also have additional insurance over and above required, my mods are all reported to my insurance company and I have a binder in writing from them.

Yet if the "weight police" on this forum saw my truck on the road, they would "assume" that is not safe and dangerous.

I do my own thing and don't worry about the keyboard jockey's (not saying mpierce is a keyboard jockey), just saying to all to be careful how you judge.


Hey, I am NOT weight police! I agree with you 100%. Being both in a commercial trucking company, and a farmer, I deal with trailers, loads, etc. all the time. Seems like some think if the gross combo weight is 20,000, it is OK, but if you have a gross of 20,100#, all heck will break loose, and you are totally out of control. But, there are overloads out there!

I am more concerned about the experience of the driver. A heavily loaded rig, driven by a competent driver with years of experience, is much safer than a rig under weight, but pulled by someone with little experience. I have over 2 million miles over the road, and a lot more additional local with big loads.

Your rig sounds great.

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