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woodworker414

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Good evening. Had TC's years ago. Now have 40' 5er we have decided to leave on our snowbird site in central FL. We are planning on purchasing a TC next spring to explore this beautiful country we call home.

Been reading about the Host TC's with the 3 slides. We really like that set up. I was looking at the brochure, its says the base weight is 3980 lbs. Kinds figure out that, no A?C, no generator,, Won't add a lot of weighth Really like the large holding tanks. That is a big plus.
Was wondering those of you who haul a Host TC with 3 slides, which truck do you have, what mods did you do to your truck?
Was wondering also if someone who has the options on their TC, if you know the weight of your TC?
Any thought you have on this subject would be appreciated.
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Mods to the truck won’t increase payload.


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That camper needs an F450/550 or a RAM 4500 / 5500


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F350 Superduty dually with aluminium bed allows for about 7000 lb put on rear axle, so you should be OK, but still will have to keep eye on weight distribution.





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Boondocking trips we can easily exceed 6000 lbs. Ours is a 2015 pretty much loaded. Truck is in our signature and we flat tow a 2 door Jeep. Upper Stableloads were recently installed and I like the results so far.


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Nothing less than a 1 ton dually will do for a triple slide host camper. If you’re looking for maximum payload a gas engine with a standard cab is the ticket, but a crew cab gasser will get you to 6k of payload. Even with a gasser you may be a little over 14k fully wet and ready to roll, consider yourself informed. As stated before a triple slide host will weigh in at around 6k with all the goodies, full water, propane, food and drink, clothes, and gear.

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Lwiddis, thanks for the reply.
Yes, I know mods will not increase payload.
I have a '14 Chevy Silverado LTZ CC,DRW, 4x4, 8' bed, DuraMax.
Which I will not replace. Heck it only has 70k on it.
It would be fun to have triple slides, but the Lance 1172 is really a nice TC. And my truck will carry that one.

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deltabravo, thanks for the reply.
Yes, even before I asked the question, I figured that a 4500/5500 would be needed. As I stated abouve reply, I already have a great truck.
No need to replace it. The base weight of a triple slide got me wondering.

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kayteg1, thanks for the reply.
No new truck for me. If I did get a new truck, it would be the F450/556. To make sure I had enough payload capacity.

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mike/kellie, thanks for the reply.
That is the info I was looking for,6k, fully loaded for boondocking. We will just make a Lance 1172 work, just few more trips to dump tanks and take on more fresh water. But we still will be out there.

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