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Old 06-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #71
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I'd say that's mandatory lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #72
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Oh my this one did blow up quickly didn't it... Kind of expected whenever the oil burner owners show up (kidding, kidding)...

FWIW, my 2012 F-150 is 100% stock. My truck was a order, because they are about as rare as hens teeth on the lot. It is a Max Tow / HW payload combo. Numbers wise, it is as high for towing as the F-150 can get. I have not added one single thing to it beyond the hitch (16K Reese manual slider). No revolution pinbox etc either. Just OEM from Prime Time.

I KNOW my weights. In fact I scaled my rig on the very first time out and I've done so a few times since. I am right on my numbers. Not over on any single rating. Not an easy task with a F-150 and a 5'r, but it can be done. Then again I don't carry a rock collection with me.

I am going to add Supersprings, just because. Not necessarily because I 'need' them but because I want them. I am just slightly nose high and I want to account for that.

Having come from an over 7K TT, and my 08 F-150 which I was WAY over on my RAWR (as much as 1000 lb) I can attest to the fact that if you are not careful you can blow your ratings all to h__l.. Now I hauled that TT/F-150 combo all over gods half acre, including to Florida and back and all over Ontario in wintery conditions (we winter camp) and never had a single issue, nor did I ever feel unsafe. However, it was overweight, period.

For me thus far, the conversation piece really has become the Ecoboost and that seems to be universal. Half tonnes and 5'rs are somewhat common around these parts.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #73
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Joking aside, I had an F150 Super Crew, and while I'm generally the kind of guy that will "stretch the limits" on most things, I was surprised as all heck to find I was 200lbs over my RGAWR with my 23SS. And that was w/ hardly anything in the bed (I did have a cap on, which I'd guess at 200lbs)

I'd have never known w/o a visit to the scale. It ended up being one of the contributing factors to my replacing it with a 3/4 ton.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #74
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You did the safe and appropriate thing.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #75
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Take a look at the flagstaff 8528rkws, the pin weight is a little over 1,000 lbs. There is a similar model by rockwood too.
Confused... 2013 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RKWS | Al's Trailermart

7300 lbs...dry weight. Listed pin as 970lbs.
A fifth wheel from all I've read should have about 20% on the pin...

7300 dry is 8300 or more loaded to go...20% is over 1600lbs. My 1/2 ton silverado only has a 1550 lb payload (based on 7000gvwr and cat scale of the empty truck).

Figures can lie and liars can figure, I figure some one or the other is going on here.

So, go figure - http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-...eight-fw.shtml
and see the lies
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I'd really like to know what some people are taking with them camping. 1000 to 1500 lbs of cargo is a lot at least to me. I have nothing in my bed and in the camper clothes, food, dishes and some folding chairs and a road trip grill. All though I have seen some guy pull up and unload have their home at the site. So I suppose if you really want to you can stay under weight just depends on what you like to bring with you. I'm more of a bare bones type camper.
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I'd really like to know what some people are taking with them camping. 1000 to 1500 lbs of cargo is a lot at least to me. I have nothing in my bed and in the camper clothes, food, dishes and some folding chairs and a road trip grill. All though I have seen some guy pull up and unload have their home at the site. So I suppose if you really want to you can stay under weight just depends on what you like to bring with you. I'm more of a bare bones type camper.
1000lbs is average user added items.
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1000lbs is average user added items.
Well if that's average I'm good
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I don't think we have a lot and if FR's little yellow sticker on the door is right we're about 900 lbs of 'stuff'.
If you run w/ water or gray/black you can can add another 500lbs.

We dont' take firewood , No genset, plastic dishes, alum pots, no grille.
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1000lbs is average user added items.
I think 1,000 is a little high except for guys like Herk who carries his shop and half his house with him.

We carry a minimum of food, maybe 8-10 gal of fresh water & 3-4 gal in the black tank. Nothing in the bed of the truck except 20 lego blocks, pvc laundry rack and center of tonneau cover. From actual wt, 110# of tools, lube, air compressor, etc in front storage area of trailer. 4 rocking chairs, flagpole & RVQ grill.

Trip to Goshen will be heavier due to 2 cases of adult beverages we normally don't carry, but those are in the pantry at the rear end of the trailer.

We don't have a generator, carry no extra fuel, etc. Truck has 300# cargo which includes wife, dog and myself and a qt. of coffee and a few snacks.
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