Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Leesburg, VA
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Ramifications of Towing Overloaded
What are the ramifications of towing 'overloaded'. Mostly concerned about being over the GVWR, and not the axle ratings. Here is the scenario:
I have a 4x4 diesel Excursion. The GVWR is 9200 lbs. With a full tank of fuel, but otherwise empty, the Excursion comes in at 8300 lbs. Six passengers & minimal luggage and I'm at GVRRW w/ nothing left for for pin weight when pulling a trailer. I don't believe that the situation is any different for a F250 w/ diesel & 4x4.
What are the options for pulling legally? I don't think that I'm anyware close to the axle ratings, and certainly not the tire ratings. I could add helper springs, but that still would not change the door sticker.
So, what are the ramifications if I am 'overweight'. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this dilema. BTW, I want to get a 29' TT w/ one slide next year, and would use a weight distributing hitch, anti-sway, etc. to be safe, but know that I will be 'illegal'.
'04.5 Dodge Ram, 600/325 5.9 Cummins, 4X4, NV5600, 3.73LS
'01 Excursion, 7.3 PSD, 4X4, 4R100, 3.73LS
'91 23' Bayliner Trophy, MerCruiser 5.0LX/AlphaOne GenII