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RE: Lance 830 with Ram 3500 Mega Cab

Thanks for the input guys. I'm sure I'm fine and just wanted to make sure before making this heafty investment. But seriously, does anyone know why ram would make a bed less than 80"? I'm not talking about the long bed/short bed argument, which is ridiculous. 1) short bed camper, 2) when hauling materials other than the camper I max out payload long before I fill my short bed, 3) my SB is more capable than LB on trail and 4) its a hell of a lot easier to fit in a parking space when grocery getting! But at 81" bed length I can fit two pallets in my F250 short bed. But 76" in the Ram? What the hell? I know we're only talking inches 5-6" but those are kind of important inches (joke?) in a HD work truck. And this isn't just the mega cab. Same bed on the standard crew cab short bed. Sorry can't let it go. Really does seem like FCAs target market on these is the Grocery Getter, as previously suggested, with them stressing the luxury of the cabin and ride quality.
Weekendwarrior204 08/08/20 11:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 830 with Ram 3500 Mega Cab

I belive they are steel through 2020. 2021 details havent been released. I dont have it in front of me, but I believe the GAWR for the rear is 7000 lbs with a base rear weight near 3200 lbs. I think Im good when purely looking at weights. COG has me worried as an old timer told me you'd rather be way over weight with proper COG than under weight with a COG too far back. I have no experience with this. I think its kind of crazy that Ram would put such a short bed on these things.
Weekendwarrior204 08/07/20 05:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 830 with Ram 3500 Mega Cab

Kayteg1, thanks for the input. TC is a little of 3000 lbs wet with gear, and I'm hauling it on a 04 F250 SRW, so I'm already overweight, but the COG is well forward of the axle with the current truck. I'm thinking it'll be fine with the considerably higher payload on 3500 SRW even with COG slightly behind the rear axle, but then I also have 4-6" less of the camper being supported by the bed of the truck. I've always been a Ford guy, but the simplicity of the Cummins and the Mega Cab have me sold on the Ram at the moment. But then this bed is tiny. Should I just stick with the Blue Oval?
Weekendwarrior204 08/07/20 04:24pm Truck Campers
Lance 830 with Ram 3500 Mega Cab

I know this has been discussed before and I'm probably going to get the same answers from the same 2 camps, but I thought I'd try anyways. I have a Lance 830 and love the camper, but it is a bit too much for my '04 F250 so I'm looking for a new truck to haul it and the Ram 3500 Mega Cab looks pretty appealing. Here's the dilemma; Ram Short beds are about 76" long and the rear axle appears to be 34.5" from the front of the cab (mega cab and crew cab). The Lance 830 lists COG as 36" from front and 42" from rear (I believe where the wings almost contact the tail lights). Since this bed is shorter, we can probably just focus on the 36" measurement. This puts me 1.5"-2" behind the rear axle. Not ideal right? But then I found this from Ram in 2016. I don't think any of these measurements have changed since 2016. According to this I'm within the recommended "zone" for COG. The Truck I'm looking at is a 2020 Big Horn 3500 6.7 HO cummins Mega Cab 4x4 SRW. GVWR should be 12,300. Payload should be around 4K lbs. I always have gear on the floor of the camper up front so I know this shifts the true COG forward a bit, but if I'm dropping the money on a new Diesel I might as well get it right. Do I need to go the Ford route? Thanks, Chris
Weekendwarrior204 08/07/20 11:50am Truck Campers
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