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AlmostAnOldGuy

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Posted: 08/17/19 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

20 years back I had an F150 with the 4.6, tall gears and low payload. Worked great to haul a small popup and my family all over the place. It was the right tool for the job then. Lots of good memories- Banff, Jasper, Waterton, Glacier, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Redwoods, etc.

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time2roll wrote:

All options? Doubt this is for towing. Max load is probably a new BBQ from Lowes.


Yes ordered it with everything available! Including 3.92 axle and the split tailgate along with the ram box. And I was wrong, it's not the quad cab but the mega cab. I'm sure this is just to drive to the golf course.


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ShinerBock wrote:

From a legal stand point, what is stopping him from loading it past the tire load sticker? Especially if he replaced those stock tires and wheels with a higher higher load rating and 32 psi max pressure. That is sticker is only for the stock tires and is useless if he changes them.

What is stopping him? The full weight of legal authority of the weight police on RV.net, that's what!!!


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that's rate about half of my f150. I like my tuck. sure I would have liked a 3/4 ton diesel but my wife and wallet both teamed up on me and said no. I love my truck. Took me about 5 seconds when I started research to settle on ford

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spoon059 wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

From a legal stand point, what is stopping him from loading it past the tire load sticker? Especially if he replaced those stock tires and wheels with a higher higher load rating and 32 psi max pressure. That is sticker is only for the stock tires and is useless if he changes them.

What is stopping him? The full weight of legal authority of the weight police on RV.net, that's what!!!


Ha, the tires already most likely are 44psi Max tires.
What's really ironic is that Ram sticker says 32psi and the idiot light doesn't go off until under 25psi. The 2500s that, per the sticker, can't get more than about 5klbs total load on the rear axle before busting out of the sticker number have 80 psi tires and a 70psi idiot light and only need maybe 50psi at sticker load.
It's easy to see who blindly follows "official" reccomendations through life and probably doesn't deal with the beauracrcy of government "rules" or more accurately official "opinions" regularly. If they did, they would understand that just because it's a "rule" doesn't always mean there's substance to back it up....


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time2roll wrote:

All options? Doubt this is for towing. Max load is probably a new BBQ from Lowes.


Yes ordered it with everything available! Including 3.92 axle and the split tailgate along with the ram box. And I was wrong, it's not the quad cab but the mega cab. I'm sure this is just to drive to the golf course.


5.7hemi, 8hp70 and 3.92s? That truck is a rocket with a pickup bed!
Never seen a newer mega cab 1500 though. You mean crew cab?

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AlmostAnOldGuy wrote:

20 years back I had an F150 with the 4.6, tall gears and low payload. Worked great to haul a small popup and my family all over the place. It was the right tool for the job then. Lots of good memories- Banff, Jasper, Waterton, Glacier, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Redwoods, etc.

Take it easy,
Stu


Exactly. That's what a brick to use on the gas pedal for when your leg gets sore from mashing it into the floor board and a set of helper springs are for!

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Grit dog wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

time2roll wrote:

All options? Doubt this is for towing. Max load is probably a new BBQ from Lowes.


Yes ordered it with everything available! Including 3.92 axle and the split tailgate along with the ram box. And I was wrong, it's not the quad cab but the mega cab. I'm sure this is just to drive to the golf course.


5.7hemi, 8hp70 and 3.92s? That truck is a rocket with a pickup bed!
Never seen a newer mega cab 1500 though. You mean crew cab?


Ya I’m not 100% sure, but it looked like a mega cab with all the room in the back and the larger C pillar. It also has E torque.

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5th gens have a bigger back seat than 4th gen crew cabs, but not a mega. Still only available in HD trucks with the 4th gen sheet metal still.

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Grit dog wrote:

5th gens have a bigger back seat than 4th gen crew cabs, but not a mega. Still only available in HD trucks with the 4th gen sheet metal still.


Ya I’m still getting familiar with the body style/cab configurations. I’ve been gone from mopar for 9 years. Either way it’s pathetic a minivan has more CCC!

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