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juzplanekrazy wrote:

Did I read that right, that your 2018 Dodge 3500 DRW weight is almost 10,500 lbs ?
I'm not sure, but I'm thinking my 2017 F-350 is 8500 +/-.
Why so much ? Interweb says that thing should be 7000lb ish
Must need to deduct Pin.


Have you weighed your DRW ready to go camping? Our 2016 Ram Laramie 3500 DRW has a curb weigh of 8,589# and a payload of 5,411#, but scales at 10,000# ready to tow with me DW, beagle, full fuel and DEF and in bed tool box.
Look at your yellow payload sticker, then subtract the listed payload from the GVWR, that is what your truck weighed off the assembly line. Now start adding people and stuff and it only gets heavier.


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I tried this app today. It was the first time I ever weighed and it was very easy. Thank you for posting this.

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juzplanekrazy wrote:

Did I read that right, that your 2018 Dodge 3500 DRW weight is almost 10,500 lbs ?
I'm not sure, but I'm thinking my 2017 F-350 is 8500 +/-.
Why so much ? Interweb says that thing should be 7000lb ish
Must need to deduct Pin.


Me thinks you should visit the scales.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

juzplanekrazy wrote:

Did I read that right, that your 2018 Dodge 3500 DRW weight is almost 10,500 lbs ?
I'm not sure, but I'm thinking my 2017 F-350 is 8500 +/-.
Why so much ? Interweb says that thing should be 7000lb ish
Must need to deduct Pin.


Me thinks you should visit the scales.


This sounds like a lot to me as well. I weighed my 2500 Megacab Diesel @ 8600 lbs with just myself and over half a tank of fuel and some fire wood in the back. I have to assume the megacab weighs pretty close to a crew cab with 8' bed. I am also deleted with no DEF or DEF filters. Those exhaust components were heavy, I assume another 100 lbs easily. I do have heavier than stock tires, but only 4 of them, so add for the 2 extra wheels @ 130lbs each + longer axle, another 100 lbs. 3 extra passengers if he had company= 500 lbs. Assume another 10 gallons of fuel= 80 lbs

That would push my truck to about 9650 lbs. Where does the extra 800 lbs come from? Hitch? I have a goose ball so my hitch weight is on the camper.

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