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Posted: 06/07/22 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Mammoth is 6000 lbs when filled and loaded. If you do not plan to tow anything with tongue weight, you will be fine. If you tow a heavy trailer behind your camper, you will be pushing rear axle limits.


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Posted: 06/07/22 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't look at GVWR. Look at the individual axle ratings and weights.

Your truck should have a 6000lb+ payload rating that way.

Yes, you will be over GVWR, but as long as you don't exceed axle or even more importantly, tire ratings, you will be safe.

Add suspension enhancements as you find necessary.


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Posted: 06/07/22 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^Agree with above. It seems most, that post about wt concerns, on the TC forum, have a better understanding of what is important!

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wjlapier wrote:

I have stable loads upper and lower only and the ride home was smooth and without any issues. Interestingly, I found out the camper still had the half tank of water the shop put in to do the walk through.


Stop right here and quit asking about the weight, unless you want to become paranoid and freak out about your truck and camper.
It is 1000% fine and if you want to know the “real” payload, do some reading. This topic comes up every other day on here (figuratively).
And let’s face it, you’re too late. If this really was a concern it should have been before buying. Now , all you’re doin is feeding the weight trolls on here, lol!
Go enjoy your camper and don’t worry about it.


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toddb wrote:

Load it up and weight it. My af says 4240, full fuel and water tips 13300, 8800 on the rear.

Your empty truck has 4500lbs on the rear axle?
Full service bed or bad math?

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Posted: 06/08/22 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Add 1000 to 1500 pounds to any published or sticker weight you can find and you'll be in the ballpark of what a scale will tell you it weighs.

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Grit dog wrote:

toddb wrote:

Load it up and weight it. My af says 4240, full fuel and water tips 13300, 8800 on the rear.

Your empty truck has 4500lbs on the rear axle?
Full service bed or bad math?


4240 is the "dry weight" listed on the placard.

"Full fuel and water" meaning the camper is loaded and ready to camp, not "dry." So it's heavier.

Truck's not 4500lbs empty. Maybe 3500. Camper is around 5200 loaded and ready to camp.

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mkirsch wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

toddb wrote:

Load it up and weight it. My af says 4240, full fuel and water tips 13300, 8800 on the rear.

Your empty truck has 4500lbs on the rear axle?
Full service bed or bad math?


4240 is the "dry weight" listed on the placard.

"Full fuel and water" meaning the camper is loaded and ready to camp, not "dry." So it's heavier.

Truck's not 4500lbs empty. Maybe 3500. Camper is around 5200 loaded and ready to camp.


You got my point. OP got the runs and ran away from the thread...

Edit, sorry OP, I confused you with the guy above who posted his weights from a different setup for whatever reason.

* This post was edited 06/09/22 01:23pm by Grit dog *

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Grit dog wrote:

You got my point. OP got the runs and ran away from the thread...

Edit, sorry OP, I confused you with the guy above who posted his weights from a different setup for whatever reason.


I usually do. Don't always agree with it.

For those that question the contributor's reason for posting his weight, it is to demonstrate that these campers can come out significantly heavier than factory advertised weight.

Ultimately the OP is fine. What he is doing is something commonly done. Might need some suspension helpers to make it not look so saggy, but otherwise, load up and hit the road.

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