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Old 05-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Well all loaded with our usual stuff except food and clothes. All fuels full. Pin weight is 3,460 lbs. Thats puts us with 180 lbs of the axle max, and 400 lbs of the tire max. Yikes .

All these big bad beautiful 8K axles and I only have 12,020 lbs on them.Just the design of the beast I guess.

We are going to really have to watch how we load for camping. Dually in the future I guess.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
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I was curious and looked after I hooked up and my last overload spring on my F450 wasn't even touching yet had a 2 inch gap. I guess that's why my rides so smooth.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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Brad, yep these babies are pin heavy. We're loaded with everything for long term travel and we're running about 4K of pin, so we're actually pushing the limits of our Dually.
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Well all loaded with our usual stuff except food and clothes. All fuels full. Pin weight is 3,460 lbs. Thats puts us with 180 lbs of the axle max, and 400 lbs of the tire max. Yikes .

All these big bad beautiful 8K axles and I only have 12,020 lbs on them.Just the design of the beast I guess.

We are going to really have to watch how we load for camping. Dually in the future I guess.
We weighed the rig leaving Bandon yesterday, fully loaded with fuel, groceries and tanks almost empty.

Pin weight 2,950 lbs & axle weight 12,450lbs for a total of 15,400lbs - well within our GVW with the "G" rated tires.

The truck rear axle was 6,600lbs, which is 130 lbs to spare, but the truck GVW was 11,550 lbs. This makes us 50lbs over, so the diet starts today.

Yes, the next truck will be a dually.

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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The truck rear axle was 6,600lbs, which is 130 lbs to spare, but the truck GVW was 11,550 lbs. This makes us 50lbs over, so the diet starts today.
When you say you are within 130 lbs on the rear axle, what did you mean? Isn't your rear axle rated for 7K?
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The rear axle on our truck is 6730 lbs
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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Problem solved! Now I can put a little water in the tank.

Ready for the season!

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Nice looking truck
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Nice looking truck

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Thanks guys - I think it was a good find for a used truck for not a lot of money. Dually wasn't in the original plan
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