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Old 07-07-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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I purchased a Forest River camper in 2015 that was advertised by both the dealer and FR brochure as being suitable for a half ton truck. In actuality, at 1750 lbs completely empty and dry, there's not a half ton on the market that will carry it by the time you include passengers and any gear. My insurance agent has told me that I will not be covered in an accident while driving overloaded either for my truck, camper, or worse yet liability. I've also read that upgrades to my truck don't legally change the payload capacity, and only move the potential failure point to some other component.
Is anyone else dealing with this issue? Any recommendations? The camper is fairly new, but of course under water for value due to depreciation. I'm stuck with a camper I can't use or sell. Thanks Forrest River.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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Tell us what model trailer and truck you have to be able to provide info.................
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #3
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I purchased a Forest River camper in 2015 that was advertised by both the dealer and FR brochure as being suitable for a half ton truck. In actuality, at 1750 lbs completely empty and dry, there's not a half ton on the market that will carry it by the time you include passengers and any gear. My insurance agent has told me that I will not be covered in an accident while driving overloaded either for my truck, camper, or worse yet liability. I've also read that upgrades to my truck don't legally change the payload capacity, and only move the potential failure point to some other component.
Is anyone else dealing with this issue? Any recommendations? The camper is fairly new, but of course under water for value due to depreciation. I'm stuck with a camper I can't use or sell. Thanks Forrest River.
There is a Ford F150 (1/2 ton) with the heavy duty payload option listed with a GVWR of 7850 lbs and payload of 3270 lbs.
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Thanks Forrest River.
I feel for these posts as I often wonder where does responsibility lie. I can see your point that there should be some truth in the marketing materials. But, I can also see FR's point in that, like PhoneDude indicates, there are SOME 150s with crazy high amounts of payload capacity (though, it's likely such a stripped down truck that no one would want it).

At some point, you wised-up and realized that you needed to check weights. Why not do that before committing the money?

As for the insurance question- this is long debated. Kudos to you for actually asking your agent. Since they say you wouldn't be covered, can you also ask them what they'll do if you drive drunk? Or aggressively? Or run a red light and hit someone/something?
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:42 PM   #5
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So what is 1750? Is that payload, if so what is the weight of your trailer loaded and towing capacity of truck?
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:04 PM   #6
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what type of camper is this? a travel trailer? or something that sits in the bed of the truck?
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:39 PM   #7
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So what is 1750? Is that payload, if so what is the weight of your trailer loaded and towing capacity of truck?
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what type of camper is this? a travel trailer? or something that sits in the bed of the truck?
I think it's a truck camper based on them saying "that will carry it".
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I think it's a truck camper based on them saying "that will carry it".
yeah, makes sense, 1750lb TT would be pretty light...
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yeah, makes sense, 1750lb TT would be pretty light...

And would have a tiny amount of tongue weight.
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I just assumed that was pin weight on a 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel....
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