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Old 08-17-2007, 03:00 AM
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Interesting read I thought from another forum I look at.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581470
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That was interesting, I'm not bashing you guys fat bottomed trucks, fact is my next new one will be a crew cab F-350 Dually.
But, the dually bedded trucks do not have the same spring packs, hence load capicty as a cab & chassis trucks, they are ok for pulling large loads, but for hauling they cant come close to thier cab & chassis counterparts.
This guy should have bought a F-550 cab & chassis and put a dually bed on it, would have been cheeper in the long run
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When they rate the payload it's not for something hanging off of the back end.

It needs a slide in camper rating which is going to be considerably less than the payload. The truck is overloaded according to the camper rating.

A truck camper is designed to be self contained. By the time you add everything to a 4k camper you need an F550 specifically equiped for truck campers.

You could add a set of timbrens (rubber springs) to it. I put a set on my 1500 and it tows my 5th wheel level. Rides good as well. When it's not loaded it rides the same as without the timbrens.

I have seen 350's that were more than 3000 lb over the GVWR with a truck camper. They were flipping over in Colorado.

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this guy should think about getting the rear leaf spring kit that they make for tow trucks.
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I think it's just too much of a camper.

nothing you can do short of another truck.


if it's not over the gvwr add 600lb to the front.

still should have a camper ratinng actually.

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