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Old 08-27-2020, 10:44 AM   #1
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Iím putting new tires on my Chevy 3500 ( single axle ) and will be hauling a slide in camper with a wet weight Of 2500 lbs. The tires Iím considering have a weight limit of 2650. Am I cutting this too close ? Does Goodyear use conservative numbers ? Thanks for any advice.
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Sorry but you haven't given enough info for anyone to say if you'll be overloaded on the tires or not.

By single axle , I'm assuming you mean Single Rear Wheel ( SRW ) .

Do you know your existing rear axle weight ?
Do you know your trucks payload rating ?

If your don't have a yellow sticker in the drivers door frame with the info; take the truck , loaded for travel ( family , pets and full of fuel ) to the Cat scales , and get the axle weights and total truck weight , so you can compare the actual weight , to the Chevy , ratings ( FAWR , RAWR and GVWR ) .
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:27 PM   #3
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i think those tires are way under rated for that p/u. i had an Ď09 that were factory tires rated at 3625 each. something isnít right.
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You should be putting Load Range "E" tires on your truck. I've not seen any Load Range "E" tires rated less than 3098 lbs per tire. And some are nearly 1000 lbs more than that!
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Iím putting new tires on my Chevy 3500 ( single axle ) and will be hauling a slide in camper with a wet weight Of 2500 lbs. The tires Iím considering have a weight limit of 2650. Am I cutting this too close ? Does Goodyear use conservative numbers ? Thanks for any advice.
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Slide in camper...WET weight of 2500#
What camper is that?

Tires weight limit of 2650#
That would be PER Tire.......5300# total for 2 tires

What tires are they......size, rating etc
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:31 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for advice. I was misreading tire chart, tires are rated 3625. The camper I’m considering is an Adventurer 80RB. It’s the lightest slide in camper I could find for an 8 ft bed truck, with a wet bath. 1819 lbs dry weight .
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look at the tires themselves. just because their the same size, or e rated doesnít give them the same capacity.

I have seen as much as 400 lbs. difference between brands. However that is an extremely lite camper with slides.
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Thanks to all for advice. I was misreading tire chart, tires are rated 3625. The camper Iím considering is an Adventurer 80RB. Itís the lightest slide in camper I could find for an 8 ft bed truck, with a wet bath. 1819 lbs dry weight .
3625# MAX Load Rating at MAX PSI per tire (80 psi)
7250# per axle

You should get weighed...CAT Scale with camper on truck
Then check tire load chart for psi needed (based on weight on axle/tires)
Also check what trucks RAWR (data sticker on door jamb) vs actual scaled weight with camper.
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So that is 7250 per axle max load range, at max tire pressure. Fully loaded with gear and fuel get weighed and refer to psi chart as mentioned earlier. Should be good to go. Towing anything??
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Truck payload was never mentioned, that will be the limiting factor if you want to stay within the mfg weight limits. Usually rear axle can carry more than payload, so payload is the limiting factor.

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Truck payload was never mentioned, that will be the limiting factor if you want to stay within the mfg weight limits. Usually rear axle can carry more than payload, so payload is the limiting factor.

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Payload is an arbitrary number based on MFGs GVWR
Not the limiting factor

Axle Ratings/Tire Max Load Ratings ARE the limiting factor
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Truck payload was never mentioned, that will be the limiting factor if you want to stay within the mfg weight limits. Usually rear axle can carry more than payload, so payload is the limiting factor.

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Payload is an arbitrary number based on MFGs GVWR
Not the limiting factor

Axle Ratings/Tire Max Load Ratings ARE the limiting factor
I'll repeat myself, but I put some of it in bold for emphasis. Not trying to argue what is meaningful or arbitrary, just if you desire to fit within the manufacturer's specs. (I am that kind of person, others may not be).

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These topics always crack me up. they always end up the same no matter what topic they are started under.

Very controversial, always ending with a whole group ,newly graduated arm chair attorneys. Old-biscuit is right.
One should do what they think best tho
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Just get the best, heaviest rated tires available, and there should be no worries.

I'm still kicking myself for buying a new set of tires that are rated about 300# less than the highest in that line for our "new to us" '96 Dodge Cummins 4X4 2500. We recently bought a '96 Lance 945 camper that has a dry weight of 2808#, according to Lance. When the camper is loaded, I suspect the rear tires will be getting close to their 3700# rating. A trip across the scales will tell. I will get heavier rated tires next time, if not sooner.

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