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    It tells you the GVWR and the axle weight ratings. You can weigh your truck at a scale, empty, and then you know how much payload is available.

    There is another sticker that says "Tire and loading information" that tells you the (theoretical) payload ("the combined weight ... should never exceed ...").


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    This sticker doesn't tell you anything about camper weight. You know what Ford says the GVWR and GAWR for the truck are but until you know the truck's weight you have no idea what the carrying capacity is. And on top of that you need to factor in your own risk tolerance since with a 10,000 pound GVWR many campers will put you over the GVWR. Get your truck to a scale with and without the load you plan to carry and then you'll have data with which to make decisions.


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    This sticker doesn't tell you anything about camper weight. You know what Ford says the GVWR and GAWR for the truck are but until you know the truck's weight you have no idea what the carrying capacity is. And on top of that you need to factor in your own risk tolerance since with a 10,000 pound GVWR many campers will put you over the GVWR. Get your truck to a scale with and without the load you plan to carry and then you'll have data with which to make decisions.

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    Most of a truck camper weight (often all the weight) will be on the rear axle. So you will be adding the loaded camper weight to the two rear tires and wheels. For that sticker the rear GAWR is 6100 lbs. On my truck, the rear axle weight (empty, without tailgate) is 3220 lbs. So if yours is similar, that leaves 2880 lbs for the truck camper, tie downs, cold water, hot water, propane, and stuff. I recently weighed my truck empty and fully loaded, and my "stuff" weighs about 800 lbs.


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    Thanks for the replies.

    I think I need more truck. I'm looking at a Lance 825 with a Wet Weight w/Std. equipment of 2155 lbs. Still, I understand I need to weigh the truck.

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    That sticker indicates that in the 18 years you've been a member of this forum you haven't read or retained ANY of the 10,000s of "gvw", "axle capacity", "tire rating", "what will me truck haul", "how much can I carry" threads.


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