Originally Posted by Seachaser186
Overbuilt for a half-ton compared to what. It still depends on your payload and the weight of the camper; don't kid yourself.
My question, also. What EXACTLY does "overbuilt" mean?
As an engineer, I would say that if two trucks had the same published capacities, but one of them had more "design margin" built in, then you could say it was "overbuilt" (at least compared to the other truck). But we really have NO idea what the design margins are on any of these trucks.
Sounds like an urban legend statement to me.
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