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Old 04-20-2016, 12:25 PM   #11
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Okay my bad. I had to decipher my hen scratching in my note book.
Air bags are at 20 psi and truck is leveled out (no squat) I'm happy with the way it pulls and handles.

Front Axle: 3040
Rear Axle: 4400 with
Trailer: 5740
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:37 PM   #12
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Are you happy being over your GVWR and RAWR by 500lbs? Not a huge amount but still concerning. I would make sure my tires on the truck are at max psi.
Remember anything you add to the front of the 5th wheel will add to the weight on the rear axle. So in the end you could be 700lbs+ over on the RAWR and GVW.
Most these 1/2 ton towables are only 1/2 ton towable when empty. Once you load them up you'll be in 3/4 ton territory.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:48 PM   #13
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Too bad you bought a Laredo which is Keystone product (Thor Industries.) Now you can't go to any of the FROG rallies.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:34 PM   #14
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Are you happy being over your GVWR and RAWR by 500lbs? Not a huge amount but still concerning. I would make sure my tires on the truck are at max psi.
Remember anything you add to the front of the 5th wheel will add to the weight on the rear axle. So in the end you could be 700lbs+ over on the RAWR and GVW.
Most these 1/2 ton towables are only 1/2 ton towable when empty. Once you load them up you'll be in 3/4 ton territory.
I see from another post he headed to Alaska and with all the stuff that will require I bet he is closer to 1,000 over Rear Axle Weight Rating. I won't want to be that far over and bouncing down the pot hole roads going up the AlCAN highway and over some of those mountain passes but that's me.
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:02 PM   #15
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I see from another post he headed to Alaska and with all the stuff that will require I bet he is closer to 1,000 over Rear Axle Weight Rating. I won't want to be that far over and bouncing down the pot hole roads going up the AlCAN highway and over some of those mountain passes but that's me.
I Towed heavy with my F 150, it was over by 1000 lbs but under on rear axle maximum. I traded. As far as a Alaksa Tow to each there own but that is alot to put anything though that overloaded. Hopefully the OPs road goes on forever and the party never ends.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:25 PM   #17
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This truck with the heavy tow package has a rated payload of 1830 lbs. By my figures with a empty rear axle weight of 2600lbs and a loaded weight of 4400 lbs. that gives me a pin weight of 1800 lbs. Granted that only gives me a 30lb. margin and I am good with that. A trailer gross weight of 7450lbs before loading 500lbs of personal gear bringing it up to a round 8000lbs is still well under the 10,500 tow rating.
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This truck with the heavy tow package has a rated payload of 1830 lbs. By my figures with a empty rear axle weight of 2600lbs and a loaded weight of 4400 lbs. that gives me a pin weight of 1800 lbs. Granted that only gives me a 30lb. margin and I am good with that. A trailer gross weight of 7450lbs before loading 500lbs of personal gear bringing it up to a round 8000lbs is still well under the 10,500 tow rating.
Your payload is 1830 minus the weight of the hitch 200 plus you and the wife and dog at 350 lbs misc stuff in the truck and truck bed lets say another 50 lbs. Now that 1830 is down to 1230 left over for your 1800 lbs pin weight. So that leaves you over weight by 580 lbs. Not to mention that you are over your Max Axle Weights Ratings by 500 lbs using your base numbers.

Great place to run numbers.

http://towingplanner.com/Calculators...50&bd=50&ct=FW

Using your 1830 lbs Payload Capacity and the numbers come from the link above.

You're adding approximately 700 lbs. to the truck. You have 1,130 lbs. of payload capacity. Fifth wheels typically have 20% - 25% pin weight which gives you a maximum loaded camper weight of 4,520 - 5,650 lbs.
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Ram doesn't make a Heavy Duty option for the 1500.
Show me that data. You might get 1800+lbs for payload in a stripper Tradesmen reg cab 2wd. But not in your truck.
Post a picture of the placard on your truck that shows payload capacity. It's on the door jamb.
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Won't add fuel to this fire... I have decided to no longer partake in the weight debate of right and wrong. NOt worth the chest pains

But my (well patrol truck) 15 Ram 1500 CC SB Hemi is 1055 on the payload according to the yellow sticker. It does have the Rambox though so that might kill a few Lbs.
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