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deltabravo

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Posted: 11/19/20 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

woodworker414 wrote:

deltabravo, thanks for the reply..... I already have a great truck.
No need to replace it.

Same here.

Mine has even fewer miles. It's got 69,xxx


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2009 Arctic Fox 811 (bought new 11/9/09)
2018 Timber Ridge 24RLS (bought pre-owned 3/12/20)
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woodworker414

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deltabravo, lot of miles left in your truck


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Kayteg1

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bwlyon wrote:

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..

Very typical misinformation on this forum.
For truck camper you are using rear axle payload,so weigh of the engine makes no difference. Actually big camper will take load of front axle, so heavier engine is appreciated.
Than Crew Cabs take cargo capacity from rear axle.





d3500ram

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Posted: 11/19/20 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

woodworker414 wrote:

...it would be the F450/556....


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[emoticon]

I know, I know... typo. But it caught my attention and this was the first thing that came to my mind this morning.
Not making fun, just wanting to share a funny meme that made my morning

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Kayteg1 wrote:

bwlyon wrote:

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..

Very typical misinformation on this forum.
For truck camper you are using rear axle payload,so weigh of the engine makes no difference. Actually big camper will take load of front axle, so heavier engine is appreciated.
Than Crew Cabs take cargo capacity from rear axle.


It’s not misinformation at all. It’s simple math. The GVWR is the same for most brands no matter what the truck weighs. Payload is is simply GVWR-weight of truck. If the truck weighs less as in regular cab/gasoline engine, the payload will be more.

If you are talking about what is the max load you could potentially carry on the rear axle, you are right that the front has nothing to do with it.


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Kayteg1

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Yeah, you are right Jim and not the first time you can't understand TC weight distribution. Straight math doesn't apply to TC. Would that info be on boat forum, there would be nothing wrong with it, but this is Truck Camper forum and such information is extremely misleading here.
I posted explanation above. Point what part you can't understand?

* This post was edited 11/19/20 11:23am by Kayteg1 *

noteven

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A Big Camper will only take weight off the steer axle if it’s horizontal Center of gravity (mass) is behind the rear axle.

Accurate math needs to be applied to weight distribution.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Point what part you can't understand?


Understand? That’s funny.

Just pointing out that what was posted was not at all misinformation. You simply think the actual definition of payload shouldn’t be considered. What you meant was “I don’t think GVWR matters, and only max axle ratings including tires matter.”

Your opinions don’t change the definitions of commonly accepted terms. It’s not misinformation because someone disagrees with what “you” would do.

And ... that’s silly to think that the definitions are different just because we own TCs.

woodworker414

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d3500ram, funny, but I have a good excuse, I have lost 90/95% of my central vision from Macular Degeneration. I proof read everything I post but still miss some things
Yep funny, Maybe I should go for a Peterbilt.
Yep funny

d3500ram

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Posted: 11/19/20 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know it was a typo... It was just how it struck me this morning.
Simple things make this simple man laff at the most mundane things...

Besides... I like to lighten up these SERIOUS topics when neccesary...LOL.

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