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jimd1050

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Posted: 02/23/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

av8rds wrote:

My buddy on the AF owners group on FB says his 2019 1140 is 6000lbs loaded for travel.

That's me - CAT Scale Tickets gave me 15,600 loaded and 9520 with the camper off, loaded for camping with a full tank of fresh water! That's 6080! My 2019 F-450 dooes handle it like it isn't even there, however!


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Wow 5400-6080 lbs? That's a lot of weight. On top of that I need to figure 125 +/- for my small enclosed MC trailer. I thought with my dually it wouldn't be a problem but my payload is listed at 5200 lbs.

I bought the truck originally thinking I was going to pull a 5ver toy hauler and have since changed my mind. I never would have thought this wasn't enough truck for a bigger TC.

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4WD 4:10 5200 lbs. Payload

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Coming from Alaska, I scaled my old Fleetwood at 6500 lb, when dry it was 4300 lb.
You can't imagine how couple boxes of Alaskan beer and collection of rocks can add to total weight. [emoticon]
My F350 handles that just fine, but I observe putting the heaviest stuff in truck cabin.





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Riley01 wrote:

I found two different dry weights for this camper. I found 4,060 lbs. on the Trailer Camper Magazine site and 3,465 lbs. on the AF site. Both sites mention adding the mandatory 595 lb. option package to the dry weight.

I'm wondering if maybe TC Mag had already added the option package to their dry weight.Does anyone know which to be correct? Am I missing something?

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If you do some research,you will find TC magazine weights are pretty darn close to actual weights,some with the option,others not...

By asking here your getting different weights because everyone camps and packs differently..If your pack'in chains/generator/iron skillets and a bunch of extra's,your going to be heavier by alot,if you pack just the basics,your going to be much lighter and we all pack differently..

TC mag is pretty spot on on there weights..Example AF-990..TC mag list it as 4791 wet..many here say they are 4800# ready to camp with the AF-990..Options and what you pack will make a small difference in most cases..


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A new dually will handle it fine, except the weight cops will say otherwise.
And yes it will be well over 5klbs ready to camp.


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Looks like I better start looking for something a little lighter. Based on what I've read it doesn't look like there's any way I will be under 6K. I really liked this camper.

These weights must be why I see so many of last years bigger campers still on dealers lots. And of course the sales clown will tell you with a dually you can carry anything out there no problem.

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And you literally have a truck that will haul that camper with ease, in absolute comfort.
And no you won’t be over 6klbs guaranteed unless you want to be (but the truck would still be fine with it).
You read these posts. Rock collections?? Really? And obviously enough rocks either in the camper or their heads to add significantly to the rolling weight of their rig!
Whether actual or metaphorical rock collections, I’ve packed enough stuff into our truck/camper for a family of 4 to live comfortably for a month on the road and boondocking and couldn’t possibly come up with the weight some are carrying.
And I’m talking generator, enough “beer” for us and several others if the situation called for. Fishing gear, tools, bottle jack, bbq, extra 50gal of water, separate camping gear to get the kids out of the camper, and a wife who brings a full suitcase for a weekend trip.

Don’t let some of these stories on rvnet scare you. There’s one in every crowd and more than a few here, lol.
I did get my payload up over 5k I’m sure on one trip, but we were moving to AK and camping our way up there and brought a bunch of stuff that we needed until the moving company showed up which was almost a month out. That included a trailer with mower and household goods, liquids/flammables that couldn’t be put on the ship, pets, etc.
Also on a 2007 Ram 2500..... and the sway bar I ordered didn’t show up before we left!
Could of used that!

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We had a 2000 AC 1150, loaded it was 4200#'s so YRMV


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Remember that these larger campers also have larger tanks. Filling up 60 gallons of water is around 500 lbs that just ate away your payload. My triple slide camper is typically loaded around 6k lbs and I easily have 1k lbs loaded in my utility boxes on the truck (which you do not have).

My AF 811 was typically loaded around 4k lbs, but was 2.5' shorter than the 1140. You may want to look at the 990 or an older 992 which would save you some weight. Host also makes some smaller dual slide models that may give you more room with less weight.


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Thanks for all the replies and advice. I'm going to do some more looking. I don't want to be on the ragged edge.

Rick

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