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Old 10-20-2015, 07:30 AM   #113
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Truck GVWR

One part to add per Jack1234's comment on the Ram 3500's capacity.

GVWR on my truck is 11,700 lbs.

Currently loaded with full fuel, my peeps, pets, gear and hitched to the loaded 5 th wheel, I weigh in at 11,346 lbs.

I'm under my trucks Max GVWR by 354 lbs.

My trucks Max GCWR is 25,300 lbs. My current loaded GCW is 23890 lbs. I am under the trucks rated GCWR by 1,410 lbs.

Thanks all for challenging me on all of this. I had a pretty good idea I was okay, but this excercise taught me a lot being a first time truck and 5th wheel owner to make sure I had the right set up and stayed within weight requirements.

Sadly, I'm sure many people out there just wing it!

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Old 10-20-2015, 04:49 PM   #114
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Glad you were on Les.

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Old 10-21-2015, 04:48 AM   #115
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Glad that all your numbers are good, now it is time to go out and enjoy your purchase.

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