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Jknight611
post Jan 8 2018, 03:27 AM
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My truck is painfully close or over the truck’s gross weight limit. It handles fine and in 30,000 miles hasn’t shown any ill effects from overloading. BUT, in the event of a traffic accident am I opening myself up to a liability nightmare? I couldn’t imagine in litigation being overweight would play out very well!
Anybody have any experience with this issue? I am torn about replacing my current truck with a 1 ton.
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SidecarFlip
post Feb 15 2018, 10:08 PM
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We do the same thing kind of. When we go somewhere with a definite destination (like Maine in August), we will have the TC on the truck but stay in motels on the way up. I find staying in motels in route easier than looking for a campground and you can get a Super 8 for about the same price as a campsite in a nice campground. When we get to Maine in August, we will camp the entire time but on the way back again, we will motel it. Just easier for us.

I know it sounds odd, but for us, it works.
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post Nov 8 2022, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE(SidecarFlip @ Feb 15 2018, 11:08 PM)
We do the same thing kind of.  When we go somewhere with a definite destination (like Maine in August), we will have the TC on the truck but stay in motels on the way up.  I find staying in motels in route easier than looking for a campground and you can get a Super 8 for about the same price as a campsite in a nice campground.  When we get to Maine in August, we will camp the entire time but on the way back again, we will motel it.  Just easier for us.

I know it sounds odd, but for us, it works.
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I have done the same thing, and I have done the opposite. I had been camping, in my youth, a lot and found it a lot of fun. But now I am older and I got kids, I find it hard to manage the tent set up and some things. So, with this in mind, I have moved to the other side of the spectrum. Of course, in the end, it is all about the experience and what you enjoy. Now on what I do, when I go out for multi day hiking trips, I tend to use a hammock and a tarp shelter. I find this option a lot more lighter and easier to set up. However, when you are staying in campgrounds, you are saving more money because you don’t have to pay for hotel and motels anymore. Another reason why you shouldn’t do what you suggested is that you can enjoy the view while you are driving to your destination. And also I would suggest going for a campground with campground insurance( https://www.standardinsurance.ca/products-s...ound-insurance/ ). I once had to make an insurance claim when I accidentally tripped and fell into a lake during a camping trip. If it weren't for the insurance, I wouldn't have gotten the thousands of dollars I needed to pay for the damages to my camper. It pays to go prepared
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Jknight611   Over gross liability?   Jan 8 2018, 03:27 AM
RV_Tech   This is an interesting question and one which I ...   Jan 8 2018, 04:17 AM
emcvay   Was at an RV lot and saw a Dodge 3500 SRW (fairly ...   Jan 10 2018, 05:34 PM
mbrink   It is very easy to get over weight with any truck/...   Jan 10 2018, 07:29 PM
SidecarFlip   This is my take on it... You are golden until som...   Jan 10 2018, 09:14 PM
RV_Tech   Here is what bothers me most about the weight issu...   Jan 11 2018, 02:57 AM
SidecarFlip   if most owners actually knew what they weighed rea...   Jan 11 2018, 08:08 PM
RV_Tech   Component wear for sure.   Jan 11 2018, 09:56 PM
Jknight611   Thanks guys, as I mentioned, my truck doesn’t seem...   Jan 13 2018, 05:44 AM
campimgcrazy   Me to. The only thing stopping me is that monthly ...   Jan 14 2018, 04:35 AM
SidecarFlip   I'm allergic to payments. If I want something...   Jan 14 2018, 04:42 PM
JADE RACING   The Cat scale ticket tells the story. Here is what...   Jan 16 2018, 11:11 AM
SidecarFlip   I know that Capri Campers weighs each individual u...   Jan 17 2018, 10:54 AM
SidecarFlip   Maybe things will change with Lance, now that they...   Jan 17 2018, 10:55 AM
Jknight611   Tale of the scale, it continued to bother me, so ...   Feb 6 2018, 01:44 PM
emcvay   I see questions like this asked all over the net b...   Feb 8 2018, 08:53 AM
Jknight611   I absolutely agree that a properly equipped truck ...   Feb 8 2018, 08:53 PM
RV_Tech   There is always a disclaimer at the end of the bro...   Feb 11 2018, 04:08 PM
SidecarFlip   It's all about 'everything is peachy' ...   Feb 11 2018, 04:40 PM
Jknight611   Sidecar, I absolutely wholeheartedly agree! M...   Feb 13 2018, 09:08 AM
SidecarFlip   People get an RV (not just a TC, but any RV) and...   Feb 13 2018, 10:51 AM
wintertree   Some people can stay in a Truck camper for long pe...   Feb 14 2018, 08:58 PM
SidecarFlip   We do the same thing kind of. When we go somewher...   Feb 15 2018, 10:08 PM
don89   Staying in motels is indeed easier than finding a...   Nov 8 2022, 11:16 PM
Haland78   I have done the same thing, and I have done the o...   Nov 8 2022, 11:31 PM


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