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Posted: 02/22/12 01:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i believe it would be hard to see what you are doing while snowplowing if you had the slide in camper mounted. although you could make yourself some fresh coffee after shoveling for a while.


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The obvious appeal to doing both would be the weight for traction. Now for the flood of threads asking, "How big of camper will my truck carry and still snow plow? LOL!


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Posted: 02/22/12 03:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Super_Dave wrote:

The obvious appeal to doing both would be the weight for traction. Now for the flood of threads asking, "How big of camper will my truck carry and still snow plow? LOL!


And of course the next Q should be. How long will my camper be a camper,,,,IF I plow with it on the back?


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jmtandem wrote:

My 2005 had the same paper in the glove box. It handles a 4000 pound camper just fine. On one side of the paper it said that the truck was not recommeded to carry a cabover camper. On the other side it said how to load a cabover camper on this truck. Go figure, a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo.


Just wait. Soon enough you will find a piece of paper in the glove box of new trucks that will say "it is not recommended to carry any cargo in the bed of the truck or have cargo or people (including the driver) at any time in the cab of the truck"


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Just wait. Soon enough you will find a piece of paper in the glove box of new trucks that will say "it is not recommended to carry any cargo in the bed of the truck or have cargo or people (including the driver) at any time in the cab of the truck"



Good point. Who buys a 3500 one ton dually not to tow or carry stuff? Pretty ridiculous really. Maybe if the lawyers actually bought and used the trucks themselves for towing or hauling they might rethink how ridiculous their statements are. I don't think they understand what a 9350 pound rear axle is for and what it can support nor why the truck has four load range E tires in back that can support in excess of 12,000 pounds. Like the previous poster said 'payload is payload' why should they care what it is as long as the truck is used within the weight parameters.


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I guess I stirred up a hornets nest! But it's funny...now.


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missmy5ver wrote:

I guess I stirred up a hornets nest! But it's funny...now.

Hopefully you understand that you have a 5500 lb FGAWR, and unlaiden weight on it is already 4700 lbs. They warning is that it can be easily overloaded, I'm OK with the Ram warning.


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Your dually Dodge can carry a camper just fine. The snow plow prep package adds heavier front springs. Most camper packages also add heavier front springs. It doesn't make any sense for Dodge to disallow camper use on a truck with the snow plow package. Buy a camper that fits within your truck's GVWR and RGAWR and don't worry about the lack of a camper certification label on the truck.


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Put the paper back in the glove box, close it and never open it again.
Seriously, I'm sure you'll be fine with a tc on a dually. Congrats btw.


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Posted: 02/23/12 07:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Total HIJACK.

Just a couple of questions here.

What mods do I need to do to make a 1 ton dually useable with a V plow blade, And a TC?

Also what is the best/most durable camper for this use? I'm thinking I'd need a dry bath, a hot tub, And I think I may need at least 4 batteries and a generator.



Just HAD to ask.

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