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time2roll wrote:

Of course we don't know the conditions or hazards that exited when this happened. Could have been inevitable with the Porsche or a diesel dually.
On a clear sunny day most anything may do.
It's when conditions are less than ideal that the better tow vehicles seperate themselves from the pretenders


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Come to think of it, I've seen a partridge in a pear tree, but never a Porsche towing a trailer.
Me thinks I must get out more.

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Lantley wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Of course we don't know the conditions or hazards that exited when this happened. Could have been inevitable with the Porsche or a diesel dually.
On a clear sunny day most anything may do.
It's when conditions are less than ideal that the better tow vehicles seperate themselves from the pretenders
I have seen vehicles spin out when not towing.


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time2roll wrote:

Lantley wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Of course we don't know the conditions or hazards that exited when this happened. Could have been inevitable with the Porsche or a diesel dually.
On a clear sunny day most anything may do.
It's when conditions are less than ideal that the better tow vehicles seperate themselves from the pretenders
I have seen vehicles spin out when not towing.

Certainly accidents happen with all types of vehicles all the time.
But we would not be discussing the upside Porsche on this forum if it were not towing a rather large RV.
My point is this is a RV forum, the discussion is geared towards RV's not vehicles in general.

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Lantley wrote:

Certainly accidents happen with all types of vehicles all the time.
But we would not be discussing the upside Porsche on this forum if it were not towing a rather large RV.
My point is this is a RV forum, the discussion is geared towards RV's not vehicles in general.
I agree with you.
However there does not seem to be any statement from the owner or dash cam video of the situation that led to this jackknife.

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The consultant would determine the weights and if over would recommend denying insurance. Speaks for itself.


Absolutely false. Insurance covers accidents. Even if a law was broken. And the manufacturer tow ratings hold no legal standing.


I have actually asked my insurance agent point blank (she represents many companies) and she said she has NEVER heard of insurance denying coverage/paying for a wreck due to trailer being overweight or too large/not in spec for a tow vehicle. I tend to agree with you.

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From one of the comments below the article, to which the author responded that he’d talk with his friend:

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Tony, with all due respect, as a licensed adjuster for over 30 years I can assure you that there’s no exclusion contained in the standard ISO personal auto policy that excludes coverage for overloading a vehicle. That’s a popular misconception I often read in online RV forums, Facebook groups, etc. First-party claims are not excluded by the policy language, and in the event that the driver causes damage to someone else, in fact that’s what the third-party liability coverage is intended to do: defend and indemnify an insured for their negligent acts or omissions, which would include negligently overloading a vehicle.


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time2roll wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Certainly accidents happen with all types of vehicles all the time.
But we would not be discussing the upside Porsche on this forum if it were not towing a rather large RV.
My point is this is a RV forum, the discussion is geared towards RV's not vehicles in general.
I agree with you.
However there does not seem to be any statement from the owner or dash cam video of the situation that led to this jackknife.

Your right its all conjecture and guessing at this point.
Nevertheless that combo does not look safe/adequate/acceptable to me.
That Porsche should not be towing anything that large. I don't need to review the towing guide to see that trailer is way too much for a Cayenne. Maybe a boat or a load that was as heavy but didnot have the frontal area and sail factor woud be plausible.
But an RV trailer catches way too much air for a Cayenne

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Bionic Man wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

The consultant would determine the weights and if over would recommend denying insurance. Speaks for itself.


Absolutely false. Insurance covers accidents. Even if a law was broken. And the manufacturer tow ratings hold no legal standing.
I posted what was in the link and not about insurance coverage which was also in the link. Just curiours - Did you read the linked article?


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CA Traveler wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

The consultant would determine the weights and if over would recommend denying insurance. Speaks for itself.


Absolutely false. Insurance covers accidents. Even if a law was broken. And the manufacturer tow ratings hold no legal standing.
I posted what was in the link and not about insurance coverage which was also in the link. Just curiours - Did you read the linked article?


Yes I did. The statement is false.


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