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Old 09-25-2014, 11:42 PM   #11
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ironj, what hitch are you running?
We mostly dry camp in our HHT, and my 3 batteries, bikes, solar, water has my hitch at 1,000lbs +/- a little. I'm sure the 329 will jump up quickly depending on where the fresh water is located.

Amazing, I started out with the dealer telling me my Sequoia would tow the Lacrosse (which I knew it wouldn't), now we're up to 1 ton... lol
We spend ~60 nights a year in the trailer, so the 329 floor plan is really appealing
Just a reg ol husky wd hitch with 1200lb round bars....I also carry 2 bikes on a clamp on hitch as well as a minimum of 12gal of fresh...

Setup is key and it took me a few adjustments to get it just right. ...she pulls in 6th @65 on cruise with 2 fingers on the wheel.....even going through wyoming with 60-70mpg cross winds..one sway bar ...no sway....it's worked fine so I havent bothered to change it...
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #12
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Also I have 2 group 27 batts on the tongue and my storage is always full!
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:32 AM   #13
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I can tell you the payload on my 2009 f250 PSD was 1500 lbs. The payload on several 2014 chevy 2500 CC duramax that we looked at was around 2400-2600 lbs. The short beds had the lower hitch rating of 1500 lbs, the long beds had the higher hitch rating of 2000 lbs. Some 2014 chevy 3500 CC duramax had payloads around 3000. The 3500 hitch ratings were the same as the 2500. We had to look hard to find Tuffy. Tuffy is our 2014 chevy 3500 SRW CC 4wd duramax with the LT package and snow plow prep package. This truck came in with a hitch rating of 2000 lbs (we were originally looking at sabre tt with a gvwr over 11,000 lbs) and a payload of just under 4000 lbs. Took the truck to the cat scale, with the family, dog, fiver hitch, etc I have 3320 lbs of available payload left. Plenty of room and power for my fiver that weighs 12380 lbs loaded (2620 lb pin weight). There was also plenty of room and power of I had gone with the 11000 lb sabre tt.

I almost bought a dodge 3500 SRW CC 4WD short bed with fiver prep. The hitch rating was 1500 lbs on that truck as well. I wish I could remember the payload but I believe it was just north of 3000 lbs. I was so frustrated with my ford diesel at that point that I didn't even consider Ford's in the running and so I never looked at their capacities.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:40 AM   #14
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Did you have issues with your F250, or was it related the dealer?
Give my father-in-law worked at GM for 30 yrs, we will probably end up going that way, but I do like interior of the fords over GMC, but not critical
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:16 PM   #15
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Wow, I knew the actual payload was a little lower than spec, but didn't realize it was that far off. I was originally thinking of the f150 EB max payload, clearly that won't be enough.
Anyone know what the true payload for a GMC 2500 CC is approx, or is it about the same as F250?

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Crazy enough, I had a 2013 F150 Lariat Crew Cab, HD Payload, max tow and it had a 2428lbs payload rating per the door sticker. The 4x4 version was 2208. That said, the F150 has a max tongue weight of 1150 lbs.

I towed my current fifth wheel with no issues, but wanted 4x4. That put me too close to the payload rating, so I went hunting for a 3/4 ton. Every 3/4 ton crew cab short bed diesel 4x4 had payload ratings per the door sticker of under 2050lbs, brand did not matter, similarly equipped, they all were within 100 lbs of each other. Long beds were even lower. The 1 ton Ford Lariat was only $400.00 more than the same 3/4 ton, and has a payload rating per the door sticker of 3550 lbs., so it was a no brainer.

FYI, for Ford going from 3/4 ton to 1 ton gets you the larger payload, hydro boost brakes, larger diameter axles (axles housing is the same as 3/4 ton but the axles are physically larger), thicker ring gears in the differentials, 4 inch blocks, and heavier duty springs. I know of with 2000 lbs in the bed, my truck is not even on the overloads yet. The same 3/4 ton truck would be on the overloads and hitting the bump stops on the big bumps (railroad crossings, etc.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
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FYI, for Ford going from 3/4 ton to 1 ton gets you the larger payload, hydro boost brakes, larger diameter axles (axles housing is the same as 3/4 ton but the axles are physically larger), thicker ring gears in the differentials, 4 inch blocks, and heavier duty springs
This fits in with what everone else has said-all the changes are internal except for the hydro boost brakes. Externally they are similar.
I stand corrected!
Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #18
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I just checked mine and it is a little over 2600 lbs on my 2014 chevy 2500 CCSB 4x4. I do have bags in it with on board air too.
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FYI, for Ford going from 3/4 ton to 1 ton gets you the larger payload, hydro boost brakes, larger diameter axles (axles housing is the same as 3/4 ton but the axles are physically larger), thicker ring gears in the differentials, 4 inch blocks, and heavier duty springs. I know of with 2000 lbs in the bed, my truck is not even on the overloads yet. The same 3/4 ton truck would be on the overloads and hitting the bump stops on the big bumps (railroad crossings, etc.
That is the major difference with the Ford and Chevy going from 2500 to 3500. On the chevy it is just the rear spring packs. All else is the same. That is why you swap out the springs or add bags and you are good.
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If everyone looked at there "actual" payload sticker they'd be SHOCK ED THAT IT'S WAY LOWER THEN "printed" spec.

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