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Old 10-01-2016, 10:04 AM   #71
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Are you still here.

If you are towing local and not over your weight do the minimum to get camping with your half ton.

When finances allow upgrade. Been there done that myself
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:07 AM   #72
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Are you still here.

If you are towing local and not over your weight do the minimum to get camping with your half ton.

When finances allow upgrade. Been there done that myself
Good advice. I searched and searched for upgrades for my 2015 Silverado 1500, it already had tranny cooler.
Didn't find anything that suited me.

I could have pulled the windjammer to Florida but was worried, so I traded for a 2500hd.

I pulled the WJ 130 miles with the 1500 with no issues.

Monteagle Mountain doesn't need to be challenged by me and the windjammer with a 1500 though.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:15 AM   #73
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Sure is easy to spend someone else's money.

Some of us just make do with what we have and don't want a bigger truck when the one we have does the job.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:17 AM   #74
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One issue with exceeding weights on a 1/2 ton are the axles. On a 1/2 ton, the axles carry the weight... in addition to providing the force to turn the wheels.

On a 3/4-ton and up, the axles are "free floating", where the weight is on the spindle (the rear end itself) and not the axle. This matters a lot.

There really is a big jump going from 1/2 to 3/4.

The rear axle and bearing on a 1/2-ton is really being worked hard. Overloading them can cause all sorts of issues.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #75
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Sure is easy to spend someone else's money.

Some of us just make do with what we have and don't want a bigger truck when the one we have does the job.
well, he did say he has considered a bigger truck, and any input would be appreciated, so any comments would be appropriate.
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Sure is easy to spend someone else's money.

Some of us just make do with what we have and don't want a bigger truck when the one we have does the job.
Hey, our advice is FREE - and usually worth the price!
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:49 AM   #77
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I have just mad a bowl of popcorn. This beats anything on the TV right now...lol
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I'll get the popcorn machine fired up. Someone else can have the drink machine.
CatRN can clean up the BS.
I would volunteer for the BS cleanup, but who will pay for the rental of this....
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I would volunteer for the BS cleanup, but who will pay for the rental of this....
OldCoot says nobody needs one that big. He can do the same job with this one
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My brother-in-law's overload f250 still broke a spring overloaded even with him putting something to lessen the bottoming impact. I guess you can move the weakest link to something else that breaks first.?
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