Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2016, 11:24 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,604
Does not matter how you slice it CCC is low and you are over. I was too.
__________________

__________________
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 10:27 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
CWSWine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by goduc View Post
Live and learn I guess. Some just learn the hard way.
Now he is on another thread tell other people its OK to DO the same thing.
__________________

__________________
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 41 foot. CC 5740
2017 Solitude 310GK-R Pick Up Oct 24th.
2016 GMC Denali 1 ton Cargo Capacity 3722 lbs
Sold 2016 Keystone Montana 3711FL
Sold - 2015 Crusader 315RST 5th Wheel -
2015 Ford F350 SRW Cargo Capacity 3744
CWSWine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 12:05 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Blackrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE Arizona's Gila Vally
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
Now he is on another thread tell other people its OK to DO the same thing.
Eeyup, I only have 53 years experience towing with half ton trucks. Suspension upgrades and performance modifications do work. Started out with a 1961 C10 swb with a 235 ci engine and 3 on the tree pulling my horse trailer to 4-H Gymkhana events. Got some booster springs from JC Whitney and some 8 ply 700x15 tires from Tractor Supply and down the road went. Dad couldn't get away most weekends so here I was at 15 with 10 years driving experience under my belt out on the open road.
__________________
2016 RAM 1500 - 2016 Keystone Laredo 265SRK
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
Blackrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 12:10 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
dannyabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackrock View Post
Eeyup, I only have 53 years experience towing with half ton trucks. Suspension upgrades and performance modifications do work. Started out with a 1961 C10 swb with a 235 ci engine and 3 on the tree pulling my horse trailer to 4-H Gymkhana events. Got some booster springs from JC Whitney and some 8 ply 700x15 tires from Tractor Supply and down the road went. Dad couldn't get away most weekends so here I was at 15 with 10 years driving experience under my belt out on the open road.
SO, you've been towing since you were 5 years old, huh?
__________________
Danny & Darlene
2002 Silverado 1500HD
2014 Rockwood 2703WS 'Emerald Pkg'
Days camped 2015=42 2014=48 2013=41 2012=47 2011=18
dannyabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 12:22 PM   #25
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyabear View Post
SO, you've been towing since you were 5 years old, huh?
Some of us started at a pretty early age.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 12:23 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Blackrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE Arizona's Gila Vally
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyabear View Post
SO, you've been towing since you were 5 years old, huh?
Ranch kids start out early behind the wheel. I was spotting grain trucks in the field when I was 7 plus hauling loads of hay in to the home place following my Dad in another truck. Had to get a provisional permit when I was 12 to drive the 2 1/2 miles of county road to the school bus stop. When I turned 15 I went to the drivers examiner who knew me and he just handed me my drivers license and said here it is now you're legal.
__________________
2016 RAM 1500 - 2016 Keystone Laredo 265SRK
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
Blackrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 12:29 PM   #27
Usually Confused Member
 
emm-dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,610
Although I don't do it I don't think being 500 pounds over max vehicle weight is a big deal. But, being 500 over max axle rating should be a big no-no. My 1500, fully loaded and ready to go camping, is 280 pounds below max weight and 60 pounds below max rear axle weight. I can live with that. I just try to keep remembering the max weights are a limitation and not a goal.
__________________
At some point during every day you suddenly realize nothing else productive is going to happen the rest of that day. For me, it usually occurs around 9 am.

Vengeance 25V (the Harley needed a home)
emm-dee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 01:33 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
RSchleder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,277
More POPCORN please!
__________________
Days camping (2016)----181 days
Days camping (2017) --- 82 days
2016 Wildcat MAXX 28RKX (33' TT), 2007 13' Scamp
2015 Ram Laramie Hemi, w/air suspension
30 years RV'ing
12 different RV's
RSchleder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 02:43 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
deebarjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: central arizona
Posts: 191
emm-dee

thats close to ok, but tires should be in the weight category....NO D RATED TIRES....at least E, but F better. and what if you are showing alot of squat... then airbags are a must.
nothing like having the margin of big truck.
__________________
2008 F250 6.4 diesel with 50 gal aux tank towing a 2015 Rockwood 2109s Minilite.
2015 Miles and nights
10040/31
2016 miles and nights
feb. 380/7......march 540/3
deebarjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 03:11 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
CWSWine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by deebarjay View Post
thats close to ok, but tires should be in the weight category....NO D RATED TIRES....at least E, but F better. and what if you are showing alot of squat... then airbags are a must.
nothing like having the margin of big truck.
So 500 lbs over Max Axle Weight is OK? How far over Max Axle Weight do you think is safe?

The weights on Page 2 is on way home from picking up at the dealers.
__________________

__________________
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 41 foot. CC 5740
2017 Solitude 310GK-R Pick Up Oct 24th.
2016 GMC Denali 1 ton Cargo Capacity 3722 lbs
Sold 2016 Keystone Montana 3711FL
Sold - 2015 Crusader 315RST 5th Wheel -
2015 Ford F350 SRW Cargo Capacity 3744
CWSWine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.