RV.Net Open Roads Forum: With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
RKW

Four Corners, New Mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 06/07/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/28/21 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FRONT GAWR = 5200 lbs.

REAR GAWR = 6100 lbs.


Ryan

  • 2015 Ford F250
  • 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8280 WS
  • Dual Honda EU2000i Generators


    The wages of sin are death; but after they're done taking out taxes, it's just a tired feeling.


  • jimh425

    Western MT

    Senior Member

    Joined: 06/11/2006

    View Profile





    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    Nothing by themselves. You need to go to a scale and find out how much the truck weighs and how much is on each axle already.


    '10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 Dbl Slide, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Air Bags, Toyo M655 225/19.5 Gs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.


    RKW

    Four Corners, New Mexico

    Senior Member

    Joined: 06/07/2002

    View Profile



    Good Sam RV Club Member

    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    Should I weigh with full tank of diesel and the tailgate removed?

    jimh425

    Western MT

    Senior Member

    Joined: 06/11/2006

    View Profile





    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    That would be best along with people etc that you’ll have with you.

    Bedlam

    PNW

    Moderator

    Joined: 06/13/2012

    View Profile






    Posted: 07/28/21 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    The RAWR of 6100 lbs is due to the rims and tires Ford put on the F250. The rear axle they use is a Visteon Sterling 9.75" rated at 9750 lbs. The spring pack depends on options and generally somewhere between 6000-7500 lbs.

    The rear of your truck will be about 3000 lbs empty, so you have about 3000 lbs left in stock configuration for a camper. There are things you can do to increase the weakest components, but some people will argue that the door sticker with a particular configuration is fixed regardless of post changes. That decision is up to you and how much you want to modify.


    Chevy Sonic 1.8-Honda Passport C70B-Host Mammoth 11.5-Interstate Car Carrier 20-Joyner SandViper 250-Kawasaki Concours ZG1000-Paros 8' flatbed-Pelican Decker DLX 8.75-Ram 5500 HD-Tank Urban Touring 150SE-VW TransBuggy 1200


    Grit dog

    Black Diamond, WA

    Senior Member

    Joined: 05/06/2013

    View Profile


    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    That question tells me this will be 3-6 pages of weight cops vs the mechanically inclined and end up like every other of the 6,789 threads just like it.

    You can sit back and watch from the peanut gallery or you can glean a bunch of info from the aforementioned other threads and form your own opinion.

    But you got 19 years on this forum, so are you out fishing tonight or what?


    2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
    2017 Heartland Torque T29

    RKW

    Four Corners, New Mexico

    Senior Member

    Joined: 06/07/2002

    View Profile



    Good Sam RV Club Member

    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    Thanks for the replies. I'll find a scale.

    EYEMLOST

    See Above

    Full Member

    Joined: 03/20/2021

    View Profile


    Offline
    Posted: 07/28/21 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    RKW wrote:

    FRONT GAWR = 5200 lbs.

    REAR GAWR = 6100 lbs.

    When you weigh your set up; pay attention to the front GAWR.


    Depending on your truck/camper/and stuff; that number could/can go down via weight being shifted to the back.

    A lighter frontend can/will affect steering and control.


    1998 FWC Grandby
    1994 Ford Bronco 5.0 XL 4X4
    Sky's ORD 6" Lift / Sterling 10.25 Dually 5.13 Gear Detroit Locker / '99.5 Front F-350 Leaf Springs at Rear / HMMWVtires

    Kayteg1

    California > Nevada

    Senior Member

    Joined: 06/18/2015

    View Profile


    Offline
    Posted: 07/29/21 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    When you have + - 3000 lb "cargo" capacity on rear axle, you don't have much to play with camper choices.
    You are limited to 8-9' long campers and light ones.
    Those have COG several inches in front of rear axle, so taking weigh off front is not going to be the issue.
    Good luck finding what will work.





    d3500ram

    Colorado

    Senior Member

    Joined: 07/31/2006

    View Profile



    Posted: 07/29/21 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    RKW wrote:


    With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?

    FRONT GAWR = 5200 lbs.
    REAR GAWR = 6100 lbs.

    When I was analyzing my TC/ truck I NEVER exceed either of those numbers.

    I was over my GVWR by about 1,400# and 75# over any known wheel weight rating (for steel factory rims) but never over tire load index. This was for a fully loaded camper with full water,LP, food, provisions and about 500# of other stuff in the truck (not part of normal camper compliment.) It was the most that I would ever carry and with minor suspension mods, the combo handled great.

    RKW wrote:

    Should I weigh with full tank of diesel and the tailgate removed?

    Yes! And also add items that would be typical in/on the truck that is not part of the TC compliment such as passenger(s) etc...


    Sold the TC, previous owner of 2 NorthStar pop-ups & 2 Northstar Arrows...still have the truck:

    2005 Dodge 3500 SRW, Qcab long bed, NV-6500, diesel, 4WD, Helwig, 9000XL,
    Nitto 285/70/17 Terra Grapplers, Honda eu3000Is, custom overload spring perch spacers.

    Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

    Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

     > With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?
    Search:   Advanced Search

    Search only in Truck Campers


    New posts No new posts
    Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
    Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

    Adjust text size:




    © 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.