I belong to several email lists. One of them is RVK9 on yahoo groups.... this is a list for dog show people that have RV's or TT's.
Last night I followed a thread that almost made me crazy..... message # 12424 begins.... New with plans to purchase
Hello, I just completed paperwork for financing (and am approved for the loan) ... (beginning of thread is here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RVK9/message/12424
I have got to tell ya, I knew a lot of people buying RV's or TT's were not quite up to the mark but this one.......!!!!!
If you guys have to join this list to read this thread, it might be worth it if you want to sit around and shake your head in wonder!
The gal has a Dodge Ram 3500 and not a clue as to its towing capability! She selected a 99 Wanderer, 37 feet with one slide out! She has been given very little good advice, some bad advice, and some downright dangerous advice! Such as the person who stated the tow rating by the manufacturer was a 'suggested' rating and not to worry as long as you don't exceed it by more than 10%!!!
The previous owner of her TV trashed the rear end by 'towing too big a trailer' but it was rebuilt and now she has no worries!
Makes one wonder how some oplaces can take such gross advantage of people and still live with themselves.
Oh man am i ever grateful for this forum, andits ongoing discussions on all facets of travel trailers in general, and AS in particular, including the tow capacity, dry weight, wet weight, all that technical stuff!
Oh man! I cannot imagine making that kind of investment and not knowing any more than this gal!
Can you just imagine what her insurance company, not to say the law, would have to say if, while towing and exceeding that GVW, an accidnet occurred? I don't even want to GO there!
Elizabeth in Iowa