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jimh425

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Posted: 03/04/20 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

And I thought mine looked overloaded.


Looks can be deceiving. His is also a DRW.


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jimh425 wrote:

specta wrote:

And I thought mine looked overloaded.


Looks can be deceiving. His is also a DRW.


And the "looks" pass muster with the un-informed rvnet weight cops because of the training wheels on the back.
When, by rvnet rules, that old D350 is waaay overloaded! Think those trucks had a gvwr of 10k or just over 10klbs.

Not saying it's too much for the truck. In fact, we bought a couple new W350s '89 and '91 models iirc where I worked. The guys would over load the trucks so bad it made the frame shaped like a rainbow!
Somewhere around 18k gvw and 40k combined combined breaks major components in half and wears out everything else in very short order.


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Posted: 03/04/20 11:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only said it "looks" overloaded.

Which it does. Dually or not.


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It’s got a Dana 80 rear axle. Those have an 11,000 pound weight rating.
Four stock size 235/85/16 tires are good for 10,800 pounds.
And that’s just the rear axle.
It’s clearly got strong enough springs and the frame isn’t going to break.
No, it’s not overloaded.


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burningman wrote:

It’s got a Dana 80 rear axle. Those have an 11,000 pound weight rating.
Four stock size 235/85/16 tires are good for 10,800 pounds.
And that’s just the rear axle.
It’s clearly got strong enough springs and the frame isn’t going to break.
No, it’s not overloaded.


I read his post when he described his truck.

All I just said was "it looks overloaded".

I never said it was overloaded.

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We all agree on that. Next topic...

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