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Old 10-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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I have a GMC 3500HD dually( payload 5200lbs )that tows a ~6000 lb horse trailer. Would like to add a truck camper. Looking at a Lance 915 9'6'',dry wt ~2300 lbs. appreciate any thoughts about this combo.
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You might go to this forum and ask the same question.
It is an Endurance Horse group..... ridecamp@endurance.net

You will need to post as a guest but they would be the folks to ask when it comes to pulling a horse trailer.


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Old 10-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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I don't know the specs of your truck but we pull a 6500lb boat with our 3/4 ton dodge diesel and have an older S+S truck camper that is about that weight and length. Our only issue was the boat is quite wide at the front and would hit the camper on tight turns, we had to have a special extension added to advoid this. The other issue is hooking up alone is a !#$!!$. I added a cheap camera to help.
I would expect that you will really like the package but may have to add airbags to help level (our package already had it on when we bought it)
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You need to do some figuring. Your GVW rating will tell you the weight of the camper you can carry. Weigh the truck at a scale now. Add the weight of the camper, making sure you add 50% to the dry weight to get the loaded weight with all your gear. If it will work, that's good for the truck and camper. Now, go to the GCVW spec of the truck...that will tell you the total weight your truck and trailer cannot exceed on the road. Ad the weight of the loaded trailer to the weight of the truck/camper to find out if that number exceeds the rated GCVW rating. Bottom line...you need to meet two specs, not just one. Good luck!
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You need to do some figuring. Your GVW rating will tell you the weight of the camper you can carry. Weigh the truck at a scale now. Add the weight of the camper, making sure you add 50% to the dry weight to get the loaded weight with all your gear. If it will work, that's good for the truck and camper.
In addition, the tongue weight of the trailer will count against the truck's GVWR.

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This truck/trailer/camper combo should keep you within the max GVWR and GCWR of your truck but be careful. You'll be really close to maxed out.
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