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Old 06-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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33ckts

Well the wife and I bought a 33ckts yesterday. I go pick it up next week. We are so excited!! I'm going to see how my 06 3/4 ton dodge handles it, I may have to go dually but I hope not. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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CONGRATS Your going to love it. I can't speak for the weights though.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new 33CKTS!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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I think it will be ok we travel really light. I am so excited I can't stand it. Thanks guys!
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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We do well with our F250 6.2L 3.73 gears. Weight Nazis will argue though.

Just make sure you are under your RAWR and your tire max. weight rating. To me that is very important. You are going to love your 33ckts.
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Your truck will handle it fine. You might consider air bags to keep the headlights level and it will ride better when towing.
Good luck and enjoy.
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I already have air bags. I really need to upgrade on tires. I picked it up Thursday and towed it home 250 miles. Everything was fine. I also installed a set of bilstein shocks yesterday.
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The truck comes down to math and personal decisions. Are you the type who feels the need to be within all of your truck's ratings? Or, are you the type who will pick and choose which ratings they're going to adhere to? Or, are you the type who would rather not know?

If you're a) or even b) (as b- is hopefully making an educated decision to overload one or more ratings) - you're in the perfect position to load up the truck and now camper and hit a scale. You'll want 2 sets of weights- one set while hitched up and a second set of just the truck. You should get weights for the trucks front and rear axles separately as well as the camper's axles (can be combined) for each set of weightings. CAT Scales (at truck stops) make it really easy to get each axles' weight. Just a little more truck jockeying if you go to somewhere with just a single scale.

Load up like a normal trip and include all usual passengers. Do both sets of weights at one time. At a CAT Scale, it's a 10-15 minute operation and only costs $12 (assuming $10 for the first weigh and $2 for the second which is pretty normal).

Then, do the math. Where are you against your ratings?

Personally, I'm in the stay within all ratings camp- but I understand the other side a bit more from discussions here on FRF. Still not for me, though.
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I installed Michelin LTX Load Range"E" tires on my RAM 2500. They work great for towing.
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