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Old 10-30-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Newbie - camper weight, hitch extension & wheel questions

I am new to truck camping, will be full-timing, and am concerned about being overloaded in TC. I have a 2004 F-350 extended cab, 6.0 diesel, DRW with camper package. I am buying a 2006 Host camper, Yellowstone DS 11.6, dry weight 3700#. I also will be towing a boat with less than 200# tongue weight. Do I need air bags? Is there anything I can do to keep my 48" hitch extension from scraping the ground? Are 17" wheels adequate? Tires are load range E.
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Here is Ford's 2004 Towing Guide.
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All I can say is I have over loaded our Dodge (see below) by 1K with our 8.5' Slide in. I had extra weight in the PU but I don't think it was more than about 500lbs.
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Thank you Route66,
That link was helpful.....now I'm scared...looks like I will be over by at least 500lb
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Thanks CD,
I thought maybe larger wheels and heavier load rated tires would make it safer.
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Thanks CD,
I thought maybe larger wheels and heavier load rated tires would make it safer.
My camper's wet weight is 2100lbs.
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