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Cummins12V98 wrote:

My best advice if not already done throw on a set of "E" tires.


E’s have been on the truck from day 1.[emoticon]

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BurbMan wrote:

You're fully loaded for sure, but as long as you are under on the axle rating and it tows good, I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Even adding another 100# shouldn't be a big deal.

I wouldn't mess around with a 150 with the max payload package...if you need/want more capacity go to a 250/2500.


Still have to drive it to work everyday and my current truck barely fits in the parking ramp at work!

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valhalla360 wrote:

BurbMan wrote:

You're fully loaded for sure, but as long as you are under on the axle rating and it tows good, I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Even adding another 100# shouldn't be a big deal.

I wouldn't mess around with a 150 with the max payload package...if you need/want more capacity go to a 250/2500.


I agree he's a little over but if it's towing well, probably not a big deal.

I disagree with the OP needing to go to a 3/4 ton if he wants to upgrade the truck. He has an absolutely pitiful payload with the current truck. He gets away with it because he's towing a small 4500lb (loaded) trailer and presumably isn't carrying much in the truck bed.

There are plenty of 1/2 ton trucks with payloads upwards of 1600-2000lb that could be well suited to trailers in the 6-7,000lb (loaded) range.

If he's looking at much above 8,000lb (and certainly by 10,000lb), then a 3/4 ton starts to be desirable option.


Not much in the bed at all. There is about 200 lbs of bikes and bike rack sitting above the bed though.??

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Giver.
I'm pretty sure I'm farther over than that. Not that it makes it OK for you but in my experience you will be fine.


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shades9323 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

My best advice if not already done throw on a set of "E" tires.


E’s have been on the truck from day 1.[emoticon]



Smart man!!! Many don't understand the fact TT's are prone to swaying and any little movement can compound that. Firm tires are so important.


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As long as it feels safe I would wait until you trade up on the RV to look at new trucks.
Of course if money is easy by all means get a bigger truck.


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