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Old 08-24-2016, 09:26 AM   #11
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Jim34RL, yes it is a std bed diesel with the 68RFE trans.
What is a standard bed it was 8 ft ? I guess not any more?


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Old 08-24-2016, 09:32 AM   #12
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If I fill up the auxillary tank on my F350, I'm about 300 lbs. overweight on the rear axle when hooked up. I try not to do that often but when I am, I don't sweat it. The truck has done great since day one hauling this camper.

I'm still under the weights for my tire capacity.

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Old 08-24-2016, 09:50 AM   #13
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I'd go to a CAT scale and find the actual weight for the truck and, more important, the weight on the rear axle.

My Ram had CAT numbers about 100 pounds better than the door sticker, and that was with full fuel, me and all the miscellaneous stuff I carry in the big truck box mounted in the bed.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:09 AM   #14
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If the weight of the 5er is dry weights you can except the pin weight to go up when your add stuff to 5er. I know that the toy haulers pin weights don't conform to standard but the still increase at some percentage.

The dry pin weight percentage is high at 23.4% so adding a 1500 lbs stuff gets you to 15321 so your pin will be 3585 at 23.4% and if you get 3% creep like lot of 5er do you be at 4021 pin weight.

You still have to account for stuff in the garage but I would never plan on dry weights to figure if I was over or under my payload numbers.

Here is a site you can use to estimate you pin weights.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:46 PM   #15
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I knew I was going to be maxed out on weights when I purchased the 5er. I have much more faith in the safety factor of steel and welds than the rubber tires. Consequently, I upgraded the tires on the 5er to G614's AND the RAM 2500 to Michelins. I also installed air bags on the truck.
So far the 5er and truck have run great and I'm confident driving it in the 115 degree desert heat. I do need to put 20psi in the air bags to level the truck.

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Old 08-24-2016, 12:54 PM   #16
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Try this link, Ram Trucks - Towing Guide - Capacity Chart
Click on "look up my vehicle" enter your vin and year and it will give you your capacity numbers...
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:54 PM   #17
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As many have said, I would not worry about the 146 pounds. Also, once you burn about 20 gallons of fuel you should be dead on the number.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:56 PM   #18
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Question: I just went through this pin weight issue, and ended up going from the Ram 2500 that I wanted to a Ram 3500 (CC, SW, cummins, Aisen)
in order to get us above the pin weight specs... that said, I know that once the RV is loaded, we will be close. Several of you have mentioned 'legal' or 'prior to weigh in'.

Do some states require weigh-ins? Do we have to pull into the truck scales? I just moved up from an ultra-lite TT, and just whizzed by those lines. Is this something I should be thinking/ worrying about?
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Originally Posted by desert diva View Post

Do some states require weigh-ins? Do we have to pull into the truck scales? I just moved up from an ultra-lite TT, and just whizzed by those lines. Is this something I should be thinking/ worrying about?
You should not need to stop at any of the DOT scales as they are commercial traffic only.
Most of the time when people talk about weighing or going to the scales it is done to verify they are ok on their weight, for their own concern.
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