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    Transporters of RVs

    Just completed a 2500 mile trip in and out of triple digit temperatures. During this time I observed many new TT & 5ers being transported at speeds above 80 mph. how much tire life was used up in that heat?, through nasty construction areas at speeds well above posted limits, watched one put the trailer in such a tight turn I thought the tires would come off the wheel.
    These things are being abused before we purchase them, so Im leaning toward how can a manufacturers quality be questioned.

    Advice to anyone accepting delivery of a new RV from a dealer is scrutinize your rig closely or hire a certified RV inspector.

    Just an observation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilletface View Post
    Just completed a 2500 mile trip in and out of triple digit temperatures. During this time I observed many new TT & 5’ers being transported at speeds above 80 mph. how much tire life was used up in that heat?, through nasty construction areas at speeds well above posted limits, watched one put the trailer in such a tight turn I thought the tires would come off the wheel.
    These things are being abused before we purchase them, so I’m leaning toward how can a manufacturers quality be questioned.

    Advice to anyone accepting delivery of a new RV from a dealer is scrutinize your rig closely or hire a certified RV inspector.

    Just an observation!
    Ditto! We are wrapping up a 2000 plus mile trip to Fayette, OH and back to Florida. As we were headed north on I-65 through Birmingham and Nashville which in my opinion is the worst freeway I commented to my DW that our trailer came down this bad excuse for a freeway once already.
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    And half the fleet of those transporters run cobbled together, rolling junkyards they call trucks! My favorite is the homemade ramps to hasten one-person hitching of 5ers... You don't believe it, till you see them at it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilletface View Post
    Just completed a 2500 mile trip in and out of triple digit temperatures. During this time I observed many new TT & 5ers being transported at speeds above 80 mph. how much tire life was used up in that heat?, through nasty construction areas at speeds well above posted limits, watched one put the trailer in such a tight turn I thought the tires would come off the wheel.
    These things are being abused before we purchase them, so Im leaning toward how can a manufacturers quality be questioned.

    Advice to anyone accepting delivery of a new RV from a dealer is scrutinize your rig closely or hire a certified RV inspector.

    Just an observation!
    My observations are just the opposite. Weve been rving for 17 years. The average RV transporter is usually running 65 mph max. These guys are trying to maximize their fuel economy. I base this on seeing trucks with DOT signs on their trucks. All transporters are required to display their DOT info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USA in a Chevrolet View Post
    My observations are just the opposite. We’ve been rving for 17 years. The average RV transporter is usually running 65 mph max. These guys are trying to maximize their fuel economy. I base this on seeing trucks with DOT signs on their trucks. All transporters are required to display their DOT info.
    What constitutes a "certified" RV inspector?
    AFAIK, there is no designation for such a position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntindog View Post
    What constitutes a "certified" RV inspector?
    AFAIK, there is no designation for such a position.
    FWIW, there are schools such as the National RV Training Academy that issue a certification as an RV inspector. The NRVTA is recognized as a Vocational School by the State of Texas.
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