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jaycocreek

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Posted: 12/23/19 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very few here are under there GVWR compared to those that are over..That being said..I had never weighed any of my previous truck campers prior to being on this forum..I am sure a few were over the GVWR of the pickup used,but who cares anyway..Certainly not me and they all rode really good with minimal sway except one..

That is one kool looking TC with the big 'ol Ford emblem on the side..If that floorplan is what you and your family really like,I would get it..You have enough pickup with some mods so it shouldn't travel to bad if your used to carrying truck campers..You can always travel Lite(Laffin') without loading it really heavy and be close to where you want to be..

I have never heard anywhere of a TC being pulled over and ticketed because of weight and there are some that maybe should be,but your 1-ton truck with that camper is not one that would..

I have a DRW and 4600# of payload and I am almost at my GVWR with a 9.6 Non-slide/no basement TC all loaded up ready to camp..If you go by the GVWR you will be limited to very few non-slide TC's like the Lance 850 to meet the GVWR of your rig and that may put you over a small amount...

Great looking TC..Go for it...LOL


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Posted: 12/23/19 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GAR2, if youu are uncomfortable with the TC's weight on your truck then you won't be happy. Camping should make you happy!


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Grit dog wrote:

In the spirit of Christmas, this thread should get shut down now. Nothing good or new will come of this discussion compared to the 100 others.
Nor will it help or hinder the OPs position as he was simply venting that he isn't comfortable putting that camper on his truck. He wasn't asking for advice about it, but rather just stating his opinion.


Another dead horse to kick around? LOL

+1 close it before it gets ugly.


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Grit dog wrote:

In the spirit of Christmas, this thread should get shut down now. Nothing good or new will come of this discussion compared to the 100 others.
Nor will it help or hinder the OPs position as he was simply venting that he isn't comfortable putting that camper on his truck. He wasn't asking for advice about it, but rather just stating his opinion.


Naw,I won't say it. Lol

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Grit dog wrote:

In the spirit of Christmas, this thread should get shut down now. Nothing good or new will come of this discussion compared to the 100 others.
Nor will it help or hinder the OPs position as he was simply venting that he isn't comfortable putting that camper on his truck. He wasn't asking for advice about it, but rather just stating his opinion.


Not true. You know, it’s attitude like yours that keeps new people from wanting to be on or go to these forums. I’ve never had a t/c. What’s wrong with being cautious. I do know that it was a general opinion from a previous thread I had started that a lot of guys are over their GVWR. I bought this truck to plan for retirement, a F350 Dually seemed like a big truck at the time, but I didn’t realize how heavy a lot of the t/c’s are. The truck manufacturers have also upped their game with bigger gvwr’s and gcwr’s. It was a comment and yes I’m frustrated, I have looked at a lot of available t/c’s in my area though this part of Illinois doesn’t have many. I appreciate the comments others felt like offering, I am leaning towards going over the gvwr - I have tried to do everything legal by getting D plates and having my truck inspection done which many don’t. I won’t bid you any ill will as it’s “Christmas” as you wanted to point out, but if your not going to try to be helpful or constructive maybe you should keep your comments to yourself.

* This post was edited 12/23/19 12:06pm by GAR2 *


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And again, GVWR is taxable number. If you worry about exceeding it, go to DMV and pay higher taxes. End of the story.
Heck, my aluminium dually with TC is just few hundreds lb below its GVWR.
Would I load 3 passengers and more beer, I am over it easy.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

And again, GVWR is taxable number. If you worry about exceeding it, go to DMV and pay higher taxes. End of the story.
Heck, my aluminium dually with TC is just few hundreds lb below its GVWR.
Would I load 3 passengers and more beer, I am over it easy.



Thank you Kayteg, it’s not so much “the truck” and I believe I am more than covered under my licensed weight— it’s the issue of State Farm or other drivers insurance company’s involvement should there be an accident- even no fault of my own and how they will view the issue.

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The insurance checking truck weight after accident is proven myth.
End of the story.
And again, your truck is build to carry more than you are paying taxes for.

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Posted: 12/23/19 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been over my "sticker" since I've owned it....LOL. 4,500lbs loaded and ready to camp, puts me 400-500 over GVW and the truck could care less. The ONLY thing DOT cares about is if your axles and tires can handle the load, and my rig is well within those figures. Upper stableloads and Bilstein shock is the only "upgrades" that have been done, and the truck still has a "rake" to it that requires blocks under the front tires to be level.

GO FOR IT!

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Also some states allow registering TC combo as an RV.
That takes DOT from your back permanently.
Nevada has commercial check station coming to Las Vegas, but I don't see them having scales BTW.

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