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Old 04-30-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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SP240BR or SV264 better for our truck?

We have a 1/2 ton truck and considering between Surveyor sport 240 and select 264. 240 is lighter so it seems like a better choice for us. But I feel like it is much smaller. I think the weight different is about 800 lbs or something like that. Is that significant? Sport 240 is also $6000 cheaper. It is a used one but it both the same year.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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There is a lot of weights that need to be looked at first. Truck, camper, payload, tongue weight, camper weight. Lots to look at.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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I have a 261T and it pulls like a dream behind my Silverado SS and my wife's Nissan Armada. It's about 6000lbs loaded for a week long trip, I would imaging that 264 would be in that same range but am unsure of the specs.

Update- I checked the specs on your unit and it's about 800lbs heaver than mine, I'm assuming the slide accounts for most of the weight. Even loaded a 1\2 ton shouldn't have a problem with it. Even though yours is heavier than mine, your tongue weight is about 100lbs lighter.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Sport 240
4759 ship wgt
2829 CCC (no way will you load that much).
GVWR was not listed, but must be around 7578 lbs
Actual loaded weight would be around 5800 if you use the standard 1000 lbs over dry.

Select 264
5124 ship wgt
2499 CCC
GVWR (calc) around 7623
Actual loaded wgt around 6150

So expect 300 lbs difference in weight between these 2. I expect you would not notice much difference in the way it tows, even wiht the 3ft difference in length.

Just be sure you have at least 8000 lbs max tow rating, and enough payload capacity for 800lbs of TW.
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sself,
Your 261T is 6000 lbs loaded?!?!?
I really need to get mine weighed. I've estimated I'm at around 5000 lbs loaded. Either I'm way off, or you really load for bear!
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Linck- you need to understand that the truck carries the tongue weight (which is generally between 10-15% of the campers weight) as well as you, your family, add-one to the truck (aka topper, bed cover, etc) and your hitch hardware.

The specific weights that you need to be cognizant of are payload (aka cargo carrying capacity; aka GVWR - gross vehicle weight rating). If you are under this, normally you're good. If you choose to exceed this, then you need to worry about your rear axle rating and tire ratings - you must stay under these.

The best start is to load up like you're going camping and get weighed and start the math...
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We have a 1/2 ton truck and considering between Surveyor sport 240 and select 264.
Not much information there. 1/2 ton trucks can be rated to tow between 5000 lbs. to over 10,000 lbs, depending on year, make, model, engine, final drive ratio, and cab/bed configuration.

How about all of that info ??

In addition, as others have stated, you need to load up the family and expected camping gear, and get your truck weighed. That will give you the actual tongue weight that your truck can handle without exceeding the GVWR.

I pull a SV 263......the sister ship to the SV 264. Even though my camper weighs in around 5500 lbs. ready to camp and my 1/2 truck is rated to pull 9300 lbs., and am within 200 lbs. of my GVWR......and that is with just 2 people and a dog in the cab, with some camping gear in the bed.
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