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Old 06-17-2016, 08:29 AM   #29
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pain to drive? I would disagree. I went from a half ton to a 3/4 and it's certainly not a pain to drive. The Ram 2500 uses coils in the rear instead of leafs so it rides nicer than other 3/4 tons. I do feel more of the road but I like the feedback. Similar to our Jeep.
It's not in anyway, shape or form a pain to drive.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:36 AM   #30
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Grand Design's listed hitch weights are less than 10%, but that increases when you fill propane tanks, battery and cargo correct? Does the propane, battery hitch & sway weight to be included in the trucks GVWR? And with the weight distribution hitch it still goes to the trucks GVWR? I have ruled out the original 32'. Now they have one that is 29'8" (2'4" shorter) and sticker weight of 5668 (352 pounds) lighter. But still think it may be too much. And the tires are P not LT.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:07 AM   #31
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I fear that folks saying they tow with weights over limits and don't have an issue are not helpful. Yes, you might be fine - - - - until you aren't. Then it's a little difficult wrestling things back into control and stopping safely.

TV ads show half ton (that's 1,000 pounds) trucks pulling 747s, locomotives, all sorts of huge loads. Notice the terrain is flat, dry conditions, and no traffic. Try going down a grade, up a mountain, or on the open plains with a 45 mph side wind and see if they have an issue!
What he said x10. Overloaders don't get it. It is one thing to pull your overweight rig around in ignorant bliss, but then to turn around and advise others to follow your bad habits and poor decison making skills is just irresponsible.

Have an accident and hurt someone (or worse) with an overloaded rig and a lawyer will have a field day.
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:55 AM   #32
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Couldn't have said it better myself raineman. You won't believe how many people I see out camping and I ask them, 'Hey nice rig, what's the payload on your truck', and they say what or I have no idea. Blows the mind!
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