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StirCrazy

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Posted: 11/03/21 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

Your rear axle is most likely a Sterling 10.5 and the rating from the manufacturer is like 10K or close to it if memory serves me,so axle weight won't really effect your decision..It is way more than Fords stickers..


ya thats what I found out looking at the rear end ratings. tires are the main thing I was concerned about but mine are good to just shy of 8000 on the rear.

jaycocreek wrote:

The Adventurer 89rbs is a fairly light weight slide camper if a slide is a must..Your truck will handle a fairly heavy camper but how comfy you will be driving it is another story...There top heavy and tippy in corners and make some people get rid of them fast because of the cornering....


Im not afrade to drive slower, I normaly just put the cruze on 55 and enjoy the ride (habit from trying to get good gas milage with the 5th wheel haha). this one would be about 1000lbs heavier than my curent camper, but it is shorter by almost a foot. weather that makes a difference or not who knows. I am looking at stable loads (upper and lower) and from what I have read they significantly help with that.

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A retired RV repair friend of mine bought a Eagle Cap 950 slide and put it on his newer SRW Dodge 3500 and took it home up a windy river road to his place near Elk City and sold it within a week because of the sway on the narrow road home...Said it needs a DRW because of instability in corners..

Good luck on your choice..


and like I was saying above I am wondering if he would have had the same feeling with stableloads or somthing like that.. if a comercial rv rental company can put these on my truck and rent them out with no suspension mods how bad can they realy be as per stability? Im not stating that just kinda thinking out loud, as you would think they would have a much stricter requirment to ensure it is properly set up....


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StirCrazy wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

A retired RV repair friend of mine bought a Eagle Cap 950 slide and put it on his newer SRW Dodge 3500 and took it home up a windy river road to his place near Elk City and sold it within a week because of the sway on the narrow road home...Said it needs a DRW because of instability in corners..

Good luck on your choice..


and like I was saying above I am wondering if he would have had the same feeling with stableloads or somthing like that.. if a comercial rv rental company can put these on my truck and rent them out with no suspension mods how bad can they realy be as per stability? Im not stating that just kinda thinking out loud, as you would think they would have a much stricter requirment to ensure it is properly set up....


And yet I’ve been hauling an Eagle Cap 950 on a stock SRW ‘05 Chevy for 15 years (added Rancho shocks but didn’t notice a dramatic difference). I don’t have any issue with sway and there’s been exactly once when I had to slow below the limit. That was in the infamous Columbia River Gorge in high side winds.

I’ve had to take a 40 mph abrupt lane change and back to avoid a car trying to pull into my front fender. While there was some body roll, it never felt out of control.

I remember a trip home from the central Oregon coast where I was following a dually Ram with a similar sized Citation. He was swaying all over and running below the speed limit. After several miles of this he pulled off. I continued on at ~10 mph faster without any discomfort. I’m not sure what was up with his setup but it was definitely not handling it well. Perhaps he had some mods that actually made it worse? Air bags plumbed together or pumped up too high?

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StirCrazy wrote:

……..Do they make all weather tripeak snowflake rated 19.5 rubber that can take that weight?

Steve


Yes, if you look for 245/70R19.5 with 3PMSF you’ll find that there are quite a few available from major tire manufacturers. Goodyear, Michelin, Toyo, Continental, etc and the SRW load rating will be close to 5K lbs.

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StirCrazy wrote:

……..Do they make all weather tripeak snowflake rated 19.5 rubber that can take that weight?

Steve


Yes, if you look for 245/70R19.5 with 3PMSF you’ll find that there are quite a few available from major tire manufacturers. Goodyear, Michelin, Toyo, Continental, etc and the SRW load rating will be close to 5K lbs.

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Geat, Ill keep that in mind if I feel I am to close to the limit on mine. I'll have to find a bit bigger of one though to match my factory diamiter.

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Keep in mind that 19.5s require a lot of air to get to max capacity. With that you get a worse ride.


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StirCrazy wrote:



jaycocreek wrote:

A retired RV repair friend of mine bought a Eagle Cap 950 slide and put it on his newer SRW Dodge 3500 and took it home up a windy river road to his place near Elk City and sold it within a week because of the sway on the narrow road home...Said it needs a DRW because of instability in corners..

Good luck on your choice..


and like I was saying above I am wondering if he would have had the same feeling with stableloads or somthing like that.. if a comercial rv rental company can put these on my truck and rent them out with no suspension mods how bad can they realy be as per stability? Im not stating that just kinda thinking out loud, as you would think they would have a much stricter requirment to ensure it is properly set up....


@ StirCrazy, you're absolutely correct.
jayco's retired buddy either didn't have the truck setup right, or was a puss.


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jimh425 wrote:

Keep in mind that 19.5s require a lot of air to get to max capacity. With that you get a worse ride.


True, and more importantly, IMO, worse traction on snow and ice when you have to maintain 70psi min.
They are a great option, but unless using the camper in the winter, I'd recommend keeping the OE wheels with a nice "soft" set of tires for the snow.

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