There is always confusion about laws that apply to commercial towing vehicles and recreational towing vehicles. It's different, even the licensing for drivers is different. I've read through some of these laws and it's clearly different. When I pass an open state weight inspection station, with commercial vehicles pulling in and we driving by I realize the towing weight laws are different.
So we try to make good, safe decisions about our tow rig based on good towing characteristics of all three important factors, the truck, trailer, and hitch properly selected, set up, and adjusted. To simply look at weight stickers, decide you are legal and therefore good-to-go is where the unsafe towing practice lies (for example, a weight distribution/sway control hitch is not required by law).
More simply, choosing a tow vehicle based only on the weight stickers may or may not be the ideal path to a safer towing experience. At best, it is only a start.
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles
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