Originally Posted by sleepyT
A friend of mine's parents lived in Fla. and he was telling me that they do NOT have mandatory inspections for their vehicles in that state...I am prone to believe that drivers in states that have inspections would be more aware in general of thing that affect their driving experience due to regulations they have to abide by, that drivers in states with no inspections do not...That's my story & I'm sticken to it...
Texas has vehicle inspections & I've still seen this type of setup numerous times with maybe 1 in 10 being a junk truck towing a junk trailer, the other 9 we're fairly new truck & trailer, so vehicle condition is only a very small part of this issue.
There are 2 problems causing this, #1 the salesman, RV &/or truck, don't have a clue or don't give a s##t as to how to determine a trucks weight carrying abilities or actual RV weights to calculate from just as long as they sell something, #2 the newbie RV/truck buyer listens to/trust the salesman, BIG mistake, they should do some of their own due diligence prior to purchasing either.
The truck manufacturers should NEVER advertise the "max tow ratings" for their trucks, that means nothing when towing RVs, most will exceed the trucks payload & axle weights long before ever towing the max. Only causing confusion!
The RV manufacturer should NEVER advertise the dry RV weight or dry pin/hitch weights, these numbers mean nothing to the RV buyer & only gives the salesman tools to sell something the buyer can't handle. Again causing more confusion!