Dealers only liabilities are for the camper.....its your responsibility for the truck. You'll spend an arm and a leg for the band-aid solutions on your truck. Trade it in for something that can handle your camper.
Now you can go to all end of year sales,get a great deal on that F150HD
8200 GVW truck you have been wanting to get.Not bashing other brands,just dont know any other brands GVW.
Just found the website and since the website says your camper is for a 3/4 ton truck,I would now look for a F250 camper special
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2002 Toyota Tundra GVWR is 6,030.
The camper they sold me has a weight of 1,775 on the spec plate.
Fully loaded with occupants, actual weight is 7,700lbs
First, welcome. Don't be afraid to ask questions here, especially on whatever truck you decide to get.
Here's what I don't get....
The GVWR is 6030.
Actual right now is 7700.
You're 1670lbs overweight.
You said The camper has an advertised dry weight of 1775.
The camper is now wet(loaded), not dry - add roughly 500lbs for one that size.
By my math, does that truck have a cargo capacity (after passengers) of ONLY 605lbs??
If that's true, no camper can go on that truck at all, not even a pop up. This explains why I don't recall ever seeing a Toy hauling a camper. They shouldn't have sold you a camper at all for that truck.
When shopping for another truck - MAKE SURE IT'S CAMPER CERTIFIED. I've owned Fords all my life. For Ford, it is a SPECIFIC option called the "Camper Package". On older Fords, it's most easily identified by looking at the rear axle. If you see a sway bar on the rear axle, it is likely rated to haul a camper - meaning there is also heavy duty springs under it. If not, it's likely not rated.
F250's and F350's have that option available, F150s do not. Don't get a half ton for that camper.
Ultimately, it's the buyer who is responsible for "due diligence" when making a purchase like that. "Never trust a salesman" was probably good advise when Henry Ford sold his first car.
Once the Camper was signed for by you and registered...the dealer has no responsibility. I would report him to the local BBB however...just because!
And the dealer should be aware that making deliberate misleading statements leading to injury, damages or death can result in jail time!
My posts shouldn't be taken for factual data. They are purely fictional, for entertainment purposes and should not be constituted as actually related to scientific, technical, engineering, legal, spiritual or practical advice. Amen.
It's easy for someone to say, go buy a new truck.
If you can afford to do that, great. But don't waste your money on a 1/2 Ton, though. You should be able to find a good used 3/4 Ton or 1 Ton truck that can handle your TC.
If you can't afford to buy another truck, you might consider selling the TC.
I definately wouldn't suggest using your present truck for the TC as it is way overloaded and you would not be happy with the way it handles and drives with that TC in your bed.
Why not go back to the selling dealer and speak to the owner? Maybe he'll understand and help you out. Maybe, though I doubt it.
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