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Old 03-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #131
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Out of curiously, what's the trucks GVWR? I know the fords are higher than the dodges usually and I never really looked at the SRW trucks...
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #132
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Mine is door stickered for 11,500. And for the record, the 10k gvwr is the exact same truck but ford offers the "lower" gvwr for those who live in states with laws that state any gvwr over 10k is considered commercial
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #133
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And also offered for the other states that hike the registration fees at 10,001 lbs
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #134
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I'm running about 14150, and gvwr is 14,060
??? Your scale tickets indicate that your total camper weight is 14500lb... GCWR of 22820 minus the truck weight 8320. Your pin weight is 2700 lb.
If you were to tow with a full FW tank that would add another 458lb.

I don't understand for the life of me why Forest River doesn't put 7000lb axles on as standard, not as an option.

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #135
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??? Your scale tickets indicate that your total camper weight is 14500lb... GCWR of 22820 minus the truck weight 8320. Your pin weight is 2700 lb.
If you were to tow with a full FW tank that would add another 458lb.

I don't understand for the life of me why Forest River doesn't put 7000lb axles on as standard, not as an option.

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Oh, by all means, I totally agree! I still don't understand personally how they figure 14,060. As every other aspect to include tire weight ratings I'm under the allowable amounts, thus I believe they were quite conservative on their gvwr ratings. Just my opinion
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Oh, by all means, I totally agree! I still don't understand personally how they figure 14,060. As every other aspect to include tire weight ratings I'm under the allowable amounts, thus I believe they were quite conservative on their gvwr ratings. Just my opinion
They calculate the camper's GVWR by adding the dry pin weight to the axle capacity...12000 + 2060lb. What was the yellow sticker weight on your camper?

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I'm within all ratings for the axles and truck, but a bit over in the gvwr of the 365
Beausdog, how does it pull? The way I figured it, you are around 18% on your pin weight of 2640 lbs. Just wondering. Glad you are within the ratings. Funny how some of these are and some aren't. Still believe that the options on these things should be sold by 'weight'. Meaning, once the options you want adds up to a certain weight, then you go up to 7k axles.
It's getting warm here in GA. Yesterday was 77* and today supposed to be around 75*. We are camping next weekend. Just for giggles, last night we rode through our favorite state park and in 2 of our favorite spots were 2 Sandpiper 365SAQs. One was brand new and the other a '12 like mine. This floor plan is really catching on! I still haven't found another that I like any better!
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I don't understand for the life of me why Forest River doesn't put 7000lb axles on as standard, not as an option.

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In my opinion and mine alone, if they came with 7k axles under them, it would limit the camper to 1 ton trucks only. Figuring 20% of the gvwr(just to be safe) of 15500 lbs would be a pin weight of 3100 lbs which would put you way over the rear axle weight of most all 3/4 ton trucks. Really it would put you in DRW range. Will the 3/4 ton trucks pull this rig? Absolutely. But they are putting the liability on you instead of the dealer and themselves.
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Beausdog, how does it pull? The way I figured it, you are around 18% on your pin weight of 2640 lbs. Just wondering. Glad you are within the ratings. Funny how some of these are and some aren't. Still believe that the options on these things should be sold by 'weight'. Meaning, once the options you want adds up to a certain weight, then you go up to 7k axles.
It's getting warm here in GA. Yesterday was 77* and today supposed to be around 75*. We are camping next weekend. Just for giggles, last night we rode through our favorite state park and in 2 of our favorite spots were 2 Sandpiper 365SAQs. One was brand new and the other a '12 like mine. This floor plan is really catching on! I still haven't found another that I like any better!
Pulls great no problems what so ever
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Pulls great no problems what so ever
Awesome!
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