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Old 02-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #11
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Haha, not a half ton but loaded for bear I estimate I'll be about 500lbs over my max GCVWR. I don't want a ticket from the weight police, not until I drive it across the scale this afternoon at least. Luckily there's a truck scale a few miles from my house.

Empty I'm golden though.

Did forget to mention, I'm in Georgia, about 45 miles south of Atlanta.

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'm on my way to get it in about an hour!

Easy fix! Pump the inside of the camper full of helium and you'll shave the 500 lbs!
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Haha, not a half ton but loaded for bear I estimate I'll be about 500lbs over my max GCVWR. I don't want a ticket from the weight police, not until I drive it across the scale this afternoon at least. Luckily there's a truck scale a few miles from my house.

Empty I'm golden though.

Did forget to mention, I'm in Georgia, about 45 miles south of Atlanta.

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'm on my way to get it in about an hour!
You wouldn't be the first one to proudly own being overweight. Heck, OldCoot pulls his fifth wheel with a 1/2-ton and frankly doesn't care what we think about his weights. (Rightfully so- each has to make their own *educated* decision.)

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Old 02-20-2014, 09:46 AM   #13
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good that you are going to weight it so you know exactly where you stand, but only accurate measurement will be loaded as if you were going camping, family and all. Stay safe.
I like having an empty weight to start with so I later know how much I carry. My previous camper, I know that water, generator, family, dog and all I tend to carry about 2,500lbs over dry camper, truck full of fuel and myself. The exact same stuff is going into the new one so that's my math for now. I'll weigh it on the first trip loaded down and find out exactly where I stand.

I hope that makes sense.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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I like having an empty weight to start with so I later know how much I carry. My previous camper, I know that water, generator, family, dog and all I tend to carry about 2,500lbs over dry camper, truck full of fuel and myself. The exact same stuff is going into the new one so that's my math for now. I'll weigh it on the first trip loaded down and find out exactly where I stand.

I hope that makes sense.
Sure does. I have 3 weights done-
  1. One mostly empty before the camper went back to the factory
  2. One with an early season load (we were lighter than normal for us)
  3. Last one, at the heaviest that we'll run just prior to a 3-week trip

Sadly, my weighing is probably done. I do actually enjoy the geek process of it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:05 AM   #15
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Haha, not a half ton but loaded for bear I estimate I'll be about 500lbs over my max GCVWR. I don't want a ticket from the weight police, not until I drive it across the scale this afternoon at least. Luckily there's a truck scale a few miles from my house.

Empty I'm golden though.

Did forget to mention, I'm in Georgia, about 45 miles south of Atlanta.

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'm on my way to get it in about an hour!
Welcome from the SC Lowcountry!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #16
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Easy fix! Pump the inside of the camper full of helium and you'll shave the 500 lbs!
Brilliant! Lets patent this, we'll make millions!

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You wouldn't be the first one to proudly own being overweight. Heck, OldCoot pulls his fifth wheel with a 1/2-ton and frankly doesn't care what we think about his weights. (Rightfully so- each has to make their own *educated* decision.)

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Well biggest concern I have is that every time someone notices the combo they say something. If it were a 1500 whose towing max was under the dry camper weight, sure. But mine is a GCVWR of 20,000 and I should come in at 20,640 by my estimate. That's full of water, 300lb generator, clothes, food, family, etc. depending on where I go I won't need the generator or the water either. That alone is 863 pounds. Kids very likely won't be going either, another 300 pounds gone plus their stuff. They're about grown and didn't like camping much anyhow.

It'll be fine. Shoot, I used to have to watch my speed with the old camper, this one being more aerodynamic will be trouble if I don't watch it!

I'll go ahead and spill it, just don't tell anyone. I'm pulling with a 2001 Dodge 2500 powered by an HO Cummins. Towing package and all.
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I'll go ahead and spill it, just don't tell anyone. I'm pulling with a 2001 Dodge 2500 powered by an HO Cummins. Towing package and all.


There, I think that just about covers it.

I'm more curious where you come in at with payload/GVWR on the truck itself. (Just curious- no chastising from me!)
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Don't sweat the camper weight but do watch those camper tires
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We went with a fiver last year and spent 107 nights in it. We are not full-timing, but just part-time fulltiming. We are in it for a few short trips in March and April, then from May 1 until Labor Day and then a few fall trips. It is wonderful. With the tall ceilings, it just feels so much larger and we have a lot more storage room.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:46 AM   #20
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I'm pulling with a 2001 Dodge 2500 powered by an HO Cummins. Towing package and all.
I would be embarrassed with that truck also. get a duramax equipped truck and you can pull the moon if you so desire
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