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Old 09-02-2016, 07:10 PM   #15
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When trucks become heavily modified as this, it's very hard to say if it's overloaded or not. The original specs are for the factory configuration. With the mods, what are the specs and limits? The only way to know is to physically have the truck tested by the same company the big 3 use to test and certify there's. I think he will be just fine.
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glennwest has experience with the Tetons. Your hitch weight will be more than 5k, so plan for that. You might put about 3T of something on your truck to see how it handles it. Outside of that, with the short distance, I think you will be ok.
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The truck may be "able" to handle it, but is it "legal". Not unless it gets recertified. Overweight fines run about $100/lb, but private vehicles are rarely caught. Another issue is the brakes. Were they upgraded? It's easy to get a trailer moving, but can you get it stopped? And one other issue - the frame of the truck is designed to handle the original design weight. Without frame modifications it could be trouble.
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Tetons were never designed to be towed with LDTs. Especially the 3 axle units. In the year you looking at no ldt was rated that high. So Teton didn't mind putting 25% on pin. Tows great this way too. I have towed mine with a 2012 dually. I don't recommend it to anyone. If just moving it, flat road, sure. But on a regular tow, I wouldn't. Mine literally bowed my overload springs backwards. You are heavier than me.
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Thank you Guys,
i looks like from what i read on here, that i might be ok, pulling the Teton home.
I will be going back roads, rather than interstate and take it easy. For now, i still got to install a fifth wheel hitch on my truck, but will be searching for one, i can use later on a larger truck.
i plan on pulling here home in about 3 weeks, so i let you guys know, how it went at that time...
at least i would not have to worry about my springs bending backwards, as i donít have any :-) the 3-link air ride suspension i have is from a peterbilt and therefore strong enough.
When i install the hitch, i do plan on bolting a 1/2 inch steel plate all the way across the frame rails below the bed. this will also stiffen my rear frame above the axles :-)
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The 1998 (oldest brochure I have, even though I did own a 1997) Teton Homes brochure says that the empty (dry) weight is from 17,000 to 19,200 pounds and the Pin (dry) weight can range from 3,600 to 7,600 pounds. Depends upon which "Royal" you have. Brochure lists 9 models, some with two and some with three slide outs. Hope you get your rig home safely.
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