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Old 05-03-2016, 08:02 AM   #191
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Only way to find out the legal limits is to call a lawyer that would handle manslaughter cases. Or maybe your ins agent. Lots of RVers say you can get sued if you cause an accident towing overweight and someone is maimed or killed.
What I find ironic is some of those same people are old enough to have towed back in the day when nothing had a tow rating. Of course back then there weren't sue happy lawyers either.
JMO but as long as you stay under the trucks GCVWR you should be good to go.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:45 AM   #192
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Only way to find out the legal limits is to call a lawyer that would handle manslaughter cases. Or maybe your ins agent. Lots of RVers say you can get sued if you cause an accident towing overweight and someone is maimed or killed.
What I find ironic is some of those same people are old enough to have towed back in the day when nothing had a tow rating. Of course back then there weren't sue happy lawyers either.
JMO but as long as you stay under the trucks GCVWR you should be good to go.

You are right about the old days. I spoke once before to a ohio weight control officer for commercial trucks about being over the tow limit at that time of my f150. He said don't worry about because they do not worry about recreational vehicles. Also he said that they would likely not weigh the vehicle in question if there was a wreck.. Not sure if I would take his word on it or not. So that's why I got a 3/4ton. I will say there are a lot of overweight vehicles towing rvs. I guess if you stay within reason like you said below the gcvwr and axle ratings it would be fine even if over on gvwr.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:27 AM   #193
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I went with 3/4 ton when I probably could have went with 1/2 ton. Probably be OK is not worth risking my family or innocent person's safety.

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Old 05-03-2016, 10:26 AM   #194
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All I know is this. This hemi sure can pull well and is happy doing it. Glad I made the purchase. I have switched to a prodigy p3 brake controller in lieu of the factory. There had been some skepticism of whether the factory one is programmed correctly. I get much better braking from trailer with the prodigy.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:21 PM   #195
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All I know is this. This hemi sure can pull well and is happy doing it. Glad I made the purchase. I have switched to a prodigy p3 brake controller in lieu of the factory. There had been some skepticism of whether the factory one is programmed correctly. I get much better braking from trailer with the prodigy.
Do you have it set on "heavy electric" mode? What issues are you having?

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Old 05-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #196
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Do you have it set on "heavy electric" mode? What issues are you having?

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The braking did not seem on par to what my ford controller was in my 05 ford which was integrated. It took more braking effort from the ram to get the same trailer stopped. Yes I played around with the settings. There is a looong thread on the page ramforum.com it is titled Brake Controller and it details the findings of the programming problem with the 2015 trucks itbm. In short ram has programmed the controller to not exceed 7 volts to brakes below 30mph regardless of setting and even using the slider. I will try and get a link to it.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:42 PM   #197
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Brake Controller - DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums

Here is the link me know if it works. Start at page 1 and take it in.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:51 PM   #198
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Thank you. Everyone is talking about 2015. I have a 2014 2500, does it effect all recent years?

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I do not believe it does but there have been a couple that have stated after they had their truck flashed at dealer that their itbm started to act up on a pre 2015 truck. You would have to read through it. They talk about part numbers and everything. Have a veer or two or pop if you don't drink and read it through. You are probably ok. Ram does not have a fix yet. I don't think they are even sure they believe it is a problem. Corporate is getting involved though somewhat.
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Usually people have to sue or crash first it seems for anything to change.

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