Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Playing Russian Roulette? Yes definitely. I dont know what all goes into the weight rating of a truck but I would assume that the brakes have something to do with it. Also tire size and type has to do with the load.
Being overweight will also add to tire pressure when on the road - more frictional forces, more heat, more expansion. So if a tire blows, forget about trying to re-gain control of the vehicle. You will have to speed up to regain control then slow down on overburdened brakes.
I also think that on this forum we should not be encouraging people to willfully break the law although safety is really the key issue here
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx