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Kayteg1

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jaycocreek wrote:

Ram 1500 with a TC made Truck Camper Magazines calendar for 2020..

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That looks like 6 foot camper?
Interesting would be interior floor-plan





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COG is still not a thing. No modern camper manufacturer would design a TC where that would be a problem. Sure, you can put a TC made for a long bed on a short one to make COG off, but otherwise, it’s not even worth a consideration.

Based on that line of fake numbers, there would be less weight on the rear if the COG is in front of the rear axle. So, all we’d need to do is put a few heavy objects in the front of the rear axle and we could transfer 10% of the weight to the front axle.. Why stop there, just put a few more items in the front and put 20% on the front axle.

Seriously?


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Back on topic, if the OP even comes back.
A new 1/2 ton isn’t going to fall apart or die with 2000lbs in the bed. Period.
But I’d much prefer the strong simplicity of leaf springs for this application.


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Posted: 12/02/19 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

Ram 1500 with a TC made Truck Camper Magazines calendar for 2020..

[image]


Its squatting. [emoticon]

I can't believe he didn't buy a dually, installed air bags and add a 3" sway bar.

WTH do you think his COG is??? That doesn't even look road worthy. [emoticon]

* This post was edited 12/02/19 10:27am by specta *


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Its squatting. [emoticon]

I can't believe he didn't buy a dually, installed air bags and add a 3" sway bar.

WTH do you think his COG is??? That doesn't even look road worthy. [emoticon]


you did not notice that there is like 3 ft of camper behind the axle?
I have seen few of those rental Lances on F150 last summer.
Not something I would be comfortable in, beside lack of jacks for weight reducing.

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jimh425 wrote:

COG is still not a thing. No modern camper manufacturer would design a TC where that would be a problem. Sure, you can put a TC made for a long bed on a short one to make COG off, but otherwise, it’s not even worth a consideration.

Based on that line of fake numbers, there would be less weight on the rear if the COG is in front of the rear axle. So, all we’d need to do is put a few heavy objects in the front of the rear axle and we could transfer 10% of the weight to the front axle.. Why stop there, just put a few more items in the front and put 20% on the front axle.

Seriously?
That is exactly what a weight distributing hitch does . If you put a MC on the front or the rear you don't think it would change the axle loads . No it doesn't change the COG of the TC but it does change the COG of the complete rig .


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ticki2 wrote:

That is exactly what a weight distributing hitch does . If you put a MC on the front or the rear you don't think it would change the axle loads . No it doesn't change the COG of the TC but it does change the COG of the complete rig .


Kind of a red herring. A WD hitch is to minimize the impact of the weight you just added to the rear by hooking the trailer up. It would do the same thing if a TC wasn’t even on the truck.

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jimh425 wrote:

ticki2 wrote:

That is exactly what a weight distributing hitch does . If you put a MC on the front or the rear you don't think it would change the axle loads . No it doesn't change the COG of the TC but it does change the COG of the complete rig .


Kind of a red herring. A WD hitch is to minimize the impact of the weight you just added to the rear by hooking the trailer up. It would do the same thing if a TC wasn’t even on the truck.
my comments were addressing how you could have more than the simple weight of a load on the rear axle . I gave a few examples of how weight can be shifted from one axle to another . Do you disagree ?

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I know you guys enjoy doing this, but FYI the OP never came back, I suppose he was scared away after first couple replies.


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ticki2 wrote:

That is exactly what a weight distributing hitch does . If you put a MC on the front or the rear you don't think it would change the axle loads . No it doesn't change the COG of the TC but it does change the COG of the complete rig .


OMG, WTH is a MC? ISL WATA......

(I'm so lost with all these acronyms....lol. FWIW, in order for an acronym to make sense, it either needs to be one that is already known, or identify it properly "motor cycle (MC)" and so on.)


I presume you were referring to mounting a motorcycle on a bike rack front or back of the camper and not a Muenster cheese?

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