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ACZL

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Op says his door sticker states just over 2200 lbs of capacity. Old biscuit wrote the 5ers wet pin is/should be 3200 lbs. My guess the truck itself weighs around (don't recall seeing OP's set up) 8500. If that's the case, legally only has 1500 lb avail for extra being it's a 10,000 GVW truck. So assume for a moment we use OB's numbers along w/ an assumed truck weight. 8500 + 3200 = 11,700 which according to my fingers and toes puts him over the trucks GVW by 1,700 lbs. Shoot, that's actually over a 350's GVW of 11,500 by 200#.

IMO OP, yes your truck can pull it, but legally if you ever get into a wreck w/ another vehicle, some sue happy att'y will go after you tooth and nail. May have to either look at a different RV or swallow hard and get a 1 ton truck too.

Let me give you a personal experience. Bought a '15 F350 SRW 6.7,4x4,cc,sb, GVW of 11,500. At that time we had a '06 Cedar Creek w/ a max GVW of 13,800, wet pin of 2100. Prior truck was a '03 F250 6.0,cc,4x4,sb. Yes the '03 is in same boat your are looking into, but that's what we had. Anyways' the '15 was no prob w/ the Creek. Year later, we decide to upgrade RV to one in sig. Max wt is 16,000, dry is 14,000, wet pin is 3700. Yes the '15 pulled the '17 RV ok, but back in same boat. Over on most weights by a little or several hundred lbs. In '18 we decided to go to FL in Aug for vaykay. Biggest overweight on the '15 was tires and knowing all the extra heat heading to FL and back was gnawing at me like crazy (basically a gut feeling in stomach that wouldn't go away). As much as it pained me to do so, traded the '15 for a '17 F350 DRW. Towing is a dream, wife feels more at ease w/ it when she relives me at the wheel and if ya have a rear wheel go flat at 65-70 mph, at least ya got another one to get you off the road. Yes the DRW absolutely stinks in the snow and is a bit more to consider at drive thrus and fuel pumps due to the hips. BUT from a heavy RV towing aspect, wouldn't go back to a SRW. Would I go back to a SRW? Yes w/ a lighter trailer. Yes you can put on/add larger tires, suspension enhancements, but bottom line is what's legal for your truck? Today's SRW's do have higher GVW's than those of just a few years ago, but I'd personally be leary of putting anything much over 15000 on a SRW 1 ton and DEFINITELY NOT a 3/4 ton.

* This post was edited 12/08/20 11:35am by ACZL *


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

My factory air bags are basically what supports my 6,000# pin and 9,750# RAW.


Your suspension is quite a bit different than a leaf spring setup with added aftermarket air bags. The leaf springs control not only vertical loads, but helps with side to side as well. Replacing soft leaf springs with stiffer helps a bit with control in all directions. I use air bags to restore height but I would change the leaves if a considerable amount of additional support is needed.





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X2 on the last sentence of ACLZ's analysis.


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Op says his door sticker states just over 2200 lbs of capacity. Old biscuit wrote the 5ers wet pin is/should be 3200 lbs. My guess the truck itself weighs around (don't recall seeing OP's set up) 8500. If that's the case, legally only has 1500 lb avail for extra being it's a 10,000 GVW truck. So assume for a moment we use OB's numbers along w/ an assumed truck weight. 8500 + 3200 = 11,700 which according to my fingers and tows puts him over the trucks GVW by 1,700 lbs. Shoot, that's actually over a 350's GVW of 11,500 by 200#.

The truck makers GVWR or a GVWR based payload or the GVWR payload sticker isn't used to determine a overloaded truck. Nor do we face lawsuits for exceeding the truck makers GVWR.
Lawsuits regarding exceeding the mfg GVWR....RV internet myth. It doesn't happen on the commercial side so why is it just someone pulling their rv trailer that faces law suits for exceeding a GVWR.

Any theories why ??

Having pulled commercially with LDT size trucks civil lawsuits do happen to those in this line of work that our overloaded truck/trailer caused a accident...but the vehicles GVWR isn't used to determine that overload condition.


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Lynnmor wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

My factory air bags are basically what supports my 6,000# pin and 9,750# RAW.


Your suspension is quite a bit different than a leaf spring setup with added aftermarket air bags. The leaf springs control not only vertical loads, but helps with side to side as well. Replacing soft leaf springs with stiffer helps a bit with control in all directions. I use air bags to restore height but I would change the leaves if a considerable amount of additional support is needed.


I am betting one could remove overloads and add bags and do just fine.


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rdmotex3 wrote:

...I very much appreciate the discussion as I am trying to make the most informed decision possible.
Really? Just trying to make the most informed decision possible? Because you seemed to be informed why back on page one.
rdmotex3 wrote:

...The sticker in the door says 2214? That mean I'm not even close. As I understand it my set up with a 3.31 axle could tow 14,100 but because of the pin weight of ~3,000# I would be over before I ever put it in drive?...


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I would pull it home, and go trade your truck for a F-350 Dually, or get a shorter, and lighter FW.
You need the stability of a drw with a 41' FW.

* This post was edited 12/09/20 03:59am by garyp4951 *

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Stick a set of 3500 springs on that 2500.

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ACZL wrote:

Shoot, that's actually over a 350's GVW of 11,500 by 200#.


The GVWR on my crew cab long box diesel SRW is 12,300.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

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Op says his door sticker states just over 2200 lbs of capacity. Old biscuit wrote the 5ers wet pin is/should be 3200 lbs. My guess the truck itself weighs around (don't recall seeing OP's set up) 8500. If that's the case, legally only has 1500 lb avail for extra being it's a 10,000 GVW truck. So assume for a moment we use OB's numbers along w/ an assumed truck weight. 8500 + 3200 = 11,700 which according to my fingers and tows puts him over the trucks GVW by 1,700 lbs. Shoot, that's actually over a 350's GVW of 11,500 by 200#.

The truck makers GVWR or a GVWR based payload or the GVWR payload sticker isn't used to determine a overloaded truck. Nor do we face lawsuits for exceeding the truck makers GVWR.
Lawsuits regarding exceeding the mfg GVWR....RV internet myth. It doesn't happen on the commercial side so why is it just someone pulling their rv trailer that faces law suits for exceeding a GVWR.

Any theories why ??

Having pulled commercially with LDT size trucks civil lawsuits do happen to those in this line of work that our overloaded truck/trailer caused a accident...but the vehicles GVWR isn't used to determine that overload condition.


actualy it is in Canada, the trailers GVWR is also used to decide what endorsment you need on your licence in some provences aswell.

also if you are an american towing in BC and you are overloaded by the GVWR if you get stoppped you can be fined and made to disconect and have to get your trailer towed. I have even seen them make people who are double towing disconect and tow the trailer and boat one at a time back to the boarder as thats against the law here also.

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