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how much weight in a 1 ton?

I have a 96' F350 psd, crew cab, 4x4, long box none duly. I would like to be able to regularly haul about 4000 lbs. in the bed. My plan is to modify a slide in camper so I can carry 300 gallons of vegetable oil, plus the camper, plus the tongue weight of boats and trailers. The total weight will be around 4000lbs. What modifications do I need to do to make this work. Would adding leaf springs be enough?
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300 gallons x 7 pounds per gallon average = 2100 pounds

airbags and an overload spring but your truck will ride like a skateboard.

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One of the Diesel mags that's on the news stands now has a cool write up on an air bag suspension system for the newer F350 models.

It's a really trick setup, rides nice loaded or unloaded.
I'm a big fan of Firestone bags.
I'm not to keen on add a leafs though.

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