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bpounds wrote:

Looks good to me. You are within the axle ratings, which is what matters.


Yes but ya better have the rubber to carry the load also and he does.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

bpounds wrote:

Looks good to me. You are within the axle ratings, which is what matters.


Yes but ya better have the rubber to carry the load also and he does.


The rubber is very good!
The optional 265/75-16E @ 3,415 ea. for a total of 6,830# capacity on the rear axle. 5er Yokohama LT’s @ 3,042# ea for 12,168# capacity on REAL tires!


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2005 Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, 32' GVWR 12,360# GCVW 20,500#

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The manuf axle rating includes the rubber, in fact often the rubber is the rating limit. So unless someone downgrades, you will be okay


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rhagfo wrote:

Well we had a bit of a surprise when we weighed this week. [emoticon]
Not a Cat Scale, but ODOT road side scal accurate within 50#, scale was about one mile from park we were leaving.
TV 2001 Ram 2500 with Camper Package.
Trailer 2005 Sprinter 293 FWSWS 32'

Unloaded TV with full fuel with most stuff loaded.
Front GAWR 5,200# scaled 4,500#
Rear GAWR 6,084# scaled 3,350#

Loaded TV
Front 4,550#
Rear 5,950#

Total 10,500#

Trailer
Pin 10,500# - 7,850# = 2,650
Axles 10,125

5er total 10,125# + 2,650# = 12,775

Total GCVW 20,625#

This rig tows great does well on hills both up and down.

This is stock 2500 with Camper Package and a full set of Bilstein 5100 shocks.

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If your truck has an auto, you might want to check into putting the 3rd gen front brakes on the truck, it's about 35% more brakes over the second gen. You will have to change your wheels and tires, but its a very big improvement and not that expensive. I have a 2000 2nd gen with bigger brakes, 19.5 wheels and tires, Allison auto, bigger drive line and more power, pulls great, towing a 16000 lb camper. I have yet to weight the rig. that's next.

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