Originally Posted by UPCamper
The brakes of a HD truck may not be tons better but I can set my diesel to engine brake at any speed I want and it'll do it with my 12K lb load until I turn it off.
Also, I wouldn't ever advocate towing over max weight. It's a major legal issue. Wait until you get in a wreck.
Wow... am I on RV.net all of the sudden?
What about 3/4 ton trucks that DON'T have diesels and a diesel engine brake? How do they stop that weight when the trailer brakes fail?
Did I ever even suggest going over max weight in my post? You quoted me, so I assume you are replying to me. I have a Tundra with a 10,100 lbs tow rating. I advocated towing up to about 8,000 lbs. Simple math leaves me under my max tow rating. I am fully aware of my payload and axle ratings and would never go above them, so still under my ratings.