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Skidus1

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Hello all, have a few questions for everyone.

I've got a 2007 Chevy 2500 with the Duramax I bought new. It has 47k miles on it.

I have been hauling a 2014 Open Range 308 bhs with 915 empty hitch, I have 2 6 volts and 2 30 Lb propane bottles on the hitch and a 900 lb Sportsman in the bed. So far no issues, It's been a great setup. My truck has been good so far and I have only needed the tranny lines replaced last year. My wife and I want to get a 2 seat SxS and I'm curious on the payload if I were to put a 2 seater RZR in the bed of my truck. Ramptek for those wondering.

My factory payload per the sticker is 2307 with the factory tires and wheels. I have changed the stock wheels and tires. They are 3640 tires and the wheels match. I think I'll be within my limits. Any issues you can think of?

I do want a dually as I've had a couple but I might wait seeing as this truck has such low miles.

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Did you weigh your rig, with the Sportsman in the bed? Were you within the RAWR with this setup? How much heavier is the RZR than the Sportsman. I'm thinking you are over the TV GVWR with the Sportsman and Open Range. The answer to your question is at the scales, in which case you will have to decide which rating YOU want to stay under. While the tires and wheels will help the TV capability, only you, the driver, will know if the handling is in your comfort zone.

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Weigh your rear axle now. Add the additional weight of the new toy. Are you still within tire limits?
Your rear axle is a 11.5" AAM axle rated by them at just over 10,000 pounds. If you're not over the tire or wheel limits you will be fine but might need some air bags or stiffer springs.

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How much does a RZR 1000 2 seater weight?
Estimated Dry Weight 1,369 lb (621 kg)


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Sounds reasonable to me, but not to a lot of people.
Limiting real world factors are suspension (easy to upgrade by many different means) and tires/wheels, which you have moderately upgraded.
Add everything up. Bet you're around 7klbs on the rear axle which is ok, IMO, albeit above the "mfg ratings."


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Grit dog wrote:

Sounds reasonable to me, but not to a lot of people.
Limiting real world factors are suspension (easy to upgrade by many different means) and tires/wheels, which you have moderately upgraded.

You need the best shock absorbers you can buy and likely will need to add air springs.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Sounds reasonable to me, but not to a lot of people.
Limiting real world factors are suspension (easy to upgrade by many different means) and tires/wheels, which you have moderately upgraded.

You need the best shock absorbers you can buy and likely will need to add air springs.


Agreed.

OP I have the same truck as you and I put Bills on years ago and when I updated my trailer to a 12K gross. I added bags and never looked back. Both were good moves.


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As others have pointed out, your rear axle itself is safe. 3/4 ton trucks share the safe axle as a 3500, but under-rated to fit within class 2.

Just make sure your suspension remain level to ensure enough bump travel, and avoid getting pulled over (onto a roadside scale) due to visually appearing to be over-loaded.

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RoyJ wrote:

As others have pointed out, your rear axle itself is safe. 3/4 ton trucks share the safe axle as a 3500, but under-rated to fit within class 2.

Just make sure your suspension remain level to ensure enough bump travel, and avoid getting pulled over (onto a roadside scale) due to visually appearing to be over-loaded.


Won't happen in the United States. In BC they apparently have laws limiting you to factory ratings that are enforced, but here in the US, RVs are functionally exempt from weight laws. You can look overloaded all you want, and they won't even pay attention to you unless you are committing a moving violation.


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mkirsch wrote:

RoyJ wrote:

As others have pointed out, your rear axle itself is safe. 3/4 ton trucks share the safe axle as a 3500, but under-rated to fit within class 2.

Just make sure your suspension remain level to ensure enough bump travel, and avoid getting pulled over (onto a roadside scale) due to visually appearing to be over-loaded.


Won't happen in the United States. In BC they apparently have laws limiting you to factory ratings that are enforced, but here in the US, RVs are functionally exempt from weight laws. You can look overloaded all you want, and they won't even pay attention to you unless you are committing a moving violation.


Above is true, but a little misleading. A leo can stop you, if you are visually/severely overloaded, and can cite you for operating a motor vehicle on the roadway in an unsafe manner, which is a violation.

The OPs setup is not likely to put him in this category.

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