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Fishbreath

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Posted: 06/26/20 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run a stock 2019 GMC 3500 6.0 Gasser and haul a Nortstar Pop up with a wet weight of 2200 lbs.
I have no modifications to the rig and the factory springs do not touch the overload bump-stops
(You were probably looking for someone with a heavier load, sorry)

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Fishbreath wrote:

I run a stock 2019 GMC 3500 6.0 Gasser and haul a Nortstar Pop up with a wet weight of 2200 lbs.
I have no modifications to the rig and the factory springs do not touch the overload bump-stops
(You were probably looking for someone with a heavier load, sorry)


- Someone with a TC? Check!
- Someone with unmodified truck? Check!

Thanks!

- Mark0

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Posted: 06/26/20 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I deliberately bought a 1 Ton gasser to replace my diesel precisely because it could haul my heavy Lance 1181 with zero mods. You can read my story in Truck Camnper Magazine
Going Gas: a diesel owners experience

There are few 1 Ton trucks from the factory that can carry well over 6000#. I can't be happier.

Rick


2019 F-350 4WD Crew Cab DRW 6.2 l gas engine (6500 lbs cargo capacity!)
2007 LanceMax 1181 loaded, King memory foam mattress (driver's side locker omitted).
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To help handle the AF811 I did the following; (with 2011 F350 diesel, SRW

- Helwig Bigwig rear sway bar
- front springs from an F550
-Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks
-upper and lower Torklift stableloads
-19.5 Vision wheels with commercial Michlens. Load range H, 16 ply, 120 PSI. Drive treads on the rear, but steer treads on the front (quieter) Supposed to be good for 100k.

Still just didn't feel safe at times, especially on tight to moderate highway curves. Finally went with Firestone airbags as the last thing. I wish it had of been the first thing I did. Slideout (dinette & 8cu/ft fridge) are on pass. side so 55 psi over there. Then 50 PSI on driver side. SO MUCH BETTER.

We have taken it to Yellowstone, then Vancouver Island and back through Canada. One month in Nfld. Two trips to Sarasota, Florida. All good now. Lessons learned. Take care. Be safe.

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Slymer wrote:

To help handle the AF811 I did the following;


While all neat and wonderful, I have to ask what does any of that have anything to do with a thread about NOT MODIFYING your truck? (using a STOCK truck)

Off topic.

- Mark0.

(we all already know that there are tons of us that did modifications)

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Posted: 06/26/20 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unmodded 2008 Silverado duramax drw hauling a AF990 with 18.5' ski boat in tow.

Way more stable than any of the modded srw trucks I've had before.


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AidenJ

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Posted: 06/27/20 03:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No mods here.


2014 Dodge Ram 3500 CC, CTD, SRW
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Posted: 06/27/20 04:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No mods . Under GVWR . Handles great .


'68 Avion C-11
'02 GMC DRW D/A flatbed

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2012 F-350 cab and chassis model, SRW 4WD, 18” wheels Toyo M55 tires, 6,2 gasohol, light aluminum flatbed. Cirrus 820.

No mods.

Edit: Cab and chassis F-350's have different rear suspension than won ton pickups. Stacked leaf packs vs long taper leaf. 3000lbs camper and overload leaf just touches. Stock wheels, tire size, shocks all round.

* This post was edited 06/28/20 11:29am by noteven *

joerg68

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IMO the question doesn't make much sense, since it lumps all cab sizes, wheelbase lengths, engine/ drivetrain options and camper sizes/weights together in one question. As long as the rig remains well within the truck's limitations, no modification should be needed. The closer you come to the design limitations, mainly RAWR, the more likely you will feel the need to "do something".
Our truck is bone stock, with the slight exception that the worn original shocks were replaced with Bilsteins. But a Northstar Arrow is a comparatively light camper that handled just fine on our equally stock Chevy 2500 HD that we had before the current F-350 SRW.


2014 Ford F350 XLT 6.2 SCLB + 2017 Northstar Arrow


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