Ran across an interesting article in the 2012 October-December Good Sam magazine on the subject of overloading.
It stated: "Overloading is the prime suspect in many hitch, tire, axle, and suspension failures." It went on and stated that the "Recreational Vehicle Safety & Educational Foundation estimates that 50% of RV's and tow vehicles exceed a manufacturer's stated weight rating. Of those, 60% are tow vehicles; 59% are motor homes; 55% are 5th wheels and 51% are travel trailers. Ten percent of overweight RV's exceed a tire rating without exceeding gross axle weight rating. RVSEF bases these figures on vehicles they actually weigh at seminars and rallies around the country."
What I thought was interesting was the "high" 59% on motor homes..., and the other percentages (FW's and TT's) I thought would have been higher.
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