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Old 01-30-2014, 03:10 PM   #11
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That is what I don't understand why is the RAWR 6084 and the GVWR only 8800? If the axle supports the weight why is the GVWR so low? Is there anyway to beef up the frame? I really like my truck and don't really want to shell out big $$$ for a new one.
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GVWR is based on the LOWEST rated item in the "truck system." Normally, that is the truck's frame and not the axles.


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Old 01-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #12
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We went to Super Show in Tampa. Wife really liked the Sierra 375RKS had a pin weight of over 2000lbs. Plus it was 41' long I would have to add at least 6' feet on the back of my pole barn. Salesman said your truck can handle it I was like yeah sure. I believe my truck can handle the 8289WS's pin weight and we will probably move in that direction. Worse case scenario I will have to get a bigger boat.

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