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Old 09-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #51
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You will probably find that you are over your payload limit (GVWR-Actual Truck Weight) more than you are over the rear axle limit.
I would think it would be the other way around...he would go over the GAWR before getting anywhere near going over the GVWR
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #52
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Has anyone ever added a storage unit behind the rear bumper to remove some hitch weight? Does FR offer a bike rack or hitch on the rear these units? Good place to put the generator and some wood.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #53
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I would think it would be the other way around...he would go over the GAWR before getting anywhere near going over the GVWR
I'm with Barry on this one. More often than not, GVWR, is the first spec to be exceeded. In fact, many people make the choice that as long as they're under GAWR, they're willing to exceed GVWR.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #54
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Has anyone ever added a storage unit behind the rear bumper to remove some hitch weight? Does FR offer a bike rack or hitch on the rear these units? Good place to put the generator and some wood.
When I was at the factory tour the question was asked about bike racks. The answer and I quote FR will not warranty a frame with a bike rake installed on the bumper. Now saying that the Service Manager Doug said that if you took the spare off and had the same weight as that on your bumper they would look the other way unquote......
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A generator and some wood is going to be way heavier than a spare tire.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:37 AM   #56
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Many similar questions had been asked about putting something at the back of ultralight or light TT or 5th wheels. Overwhelming answers: NO, NO. If you do not add more "beef" to the frame which of course would void warranty immediately in case of problems you will very likely find even bikes added at the back sooner or later dragging on the road or lost. Of course if you are out of warranty or do not care about warranty a good hitch and truck shop can build something.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #57
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I tow a 2013 Rockwood 8280 with my 1/2 Ton Chevy Silverado without a problem and keep up with all traffic. I do however, have a 11,500 lb towing capacity. I ordered the truck with the 6.0 ltr engine, max towing package and 411 gears which makes a big difference. We towed over the Blue Ridge Mountains last week and I got 8 mpg in the mountains. The only thing I did was add air bags to the rear suspension to level it out a bit. The pin weight is about 1100 lbs. My 2013 came with the Reese Revolution pin and I love it. Because it turns on the trailer and not the hitch I can make a u-turn when towing just about anywhere. With the reese revoultion you may not need a slider hitch, worth checking out.

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Yes I agree something on the bumper could be a hazard. I was thinking of something like a Curt hitch which bolts directly to the frame and has a receiver. Anyway maybe i'm stretching it a bit. The truck is a little heavy with the big engine and the rear axle would be over about 100-150 lbs as is. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #59
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...It is built quite well with 4" channel and gussets welded at the pin site corners,their are some pictures posted somewhere on the forum...
I do believe it is 2" x 4" x 0.150" rectangular steel tubing with 0.150" gussets.
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I do believe it is 2" x 4" x 3/16" rectangular steel tubing with 3/16" gussets.
Thanks Old Man for the correction nobody knows steel like you do. I didn't mean to mislead anyone....Thanks for the correction........
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