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Old 09-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #51
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And when traveling use caution similar what you did during your trucking live. Look and think ahead to avoid sudden stops and the like if you can. Happy camping. :-)
That's a huge part of things that I think a lot of people forget.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #52
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I'm still waiting for Johnv to post those door jam numbers boasting his 3120 payload for the F150....my popcorn is getting stale! ,)
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #53
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Great replies.. I will be installing air bags which will give me another 1000 lbs and bring my truck to 10300. This should give me that room that I need to play with.. I have researched so many RV'S and that flagstaff seems to be the one we feel we will be happy with. We will never need more than that..
We appreciate all the posts from all of you which will help us get started in what so many of you have been enjoying.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #54
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I'm still waiting for Johnv to post those door jam numbers boasting his 3120 payload for the F150....my popcorn is getting stale! ,)
I don't really have a clue about Ford's being I own Chevrolets but looking up payload on Ford's website shows the 4x2 with 5.0 V8 with max payload is 3120 on Ford's website.
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I don't really have a clue about Ford's being I own Chevrolets but looking up payload on Ford's website shows the 4x2 with 5.0 V8 with max payload is 3120 on Ford's website.
One thing for it to be in print...another for it to be on an actual truck on the road...what's that commercial..."if it's on the internet, it's got to be true" LOL
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One thing for it to be in print...another for it to be on an actual truck on the road...what's that commercial..."if it's on the internet, it's got to be true" LOL
That's very true but everywhere on fords website it shows the 3120 if you have the heavy duty payload package with regular cab 5.0 v8. I would never have thought it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #57
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Great replies.. I will be installing air bags which will give me another 1000 lbs and bring my truck to 10300. This should give me that room that I need to play with.. I have researched so many RV'S and that flagstaff seems to be the one we feel we will be happy with. We will never need more than that..
We appreciate all the posts from all of you which will help us get started in what so many of you have been enjoying.
My understanding is that air bags aren't going to increase you payload capacity.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #58
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That's very true but everywhere on fords website it shows the 3120 if you have the heavy duty payload package with regular cab 5.0 v8. I would never have thought it.
With those spec numbers posted...they sure are making it difficult for Ford owners to buy into the F250's, etc?!
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The 1046 pin weight you quote is the dry value. Fully loaded, your pin weight could be north of 1800 pounds. You're certainly close to the limits, but might be ok.
Think it would be very difficult to increase the pin wt by 754#. That would be like adding 1500# to the bedroom & storage area. Extremely difficult to do as the weight has to be shared between the pin and the trailer axles. Impossible to add 700#+ to the pin itself.
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OC, I'm not following you. He said the RV cargo capacity is 1820. The "dry pin weight" is at the vey low end, slightly below 15%. I got the 1800 just by using a 20% number (could be 25%) on his GVWR. Seems like good math to me!

Edit: I guess you're saying that you don't think it's likely/possible that a 15% pin weight is going to change to as high as 20%. You may well be right and certainly have more experience on that sort of question than I do!
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