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How much does your truck (empty) weigh? Reason I ask is that for many years now both local scales (dump, & weigh station) have had my 2500 (as in sig) weighing in at 7600 lbs +/- for fuel, etc. Now, suddenly they both are saying I'm at 8200 lbs. I know I have not added 600 lbs to my truck, & I haven't gained any weight myself. Next time I'm nearby, I'll run through the Cat scales to find out for sure. But as a result of this discrepancy, I don't know what I weigh with my camper loaded either. I know it's bringing me above my GVWR some, but according to the local scale recently it has me @ 12,760 lbs!!! According to my calculations, I MAY be as high as 11,000 with full complement of gear for a month of hunting. My tires are rated for 3650 lbs, & the rims I have are rated for 3500 lbs.
So, what do you think?
Not that its gonna help you much but my second gen with me sittin in it is about 7200 and my first geb reg cab is 5700 with me sittin in it. I believe my parents 04 qclb is about 7600 and the 04 qclb drw is about 8200
OK. I've been doing some thinking. I know that can be dangerous, but here it is.
IF the local scales are right, & I rolled out of here last fall @ 12760 lbs. This would be the 3rd-4th year I did this with the front axle @ 5300 lbs, & the rear @ 7300 lbs. I know my 11.5" AAM is actually rated for over 8000 lbs, my tires are rated for 3650 lbs, but my wheels are rated for 3500 lbs. What to do?
I could get a set of black XD 808's rated for 3600 lbs. Or I can get some Type 81's with 265/70R 19.5 for lets say a lot more $$$. Or I could convert to a dually, for even more $$$$. I think the scales here are lying to me anyway, & I rolled out last fall @ about 11200 lbs, probably a little less so I was probably only @ 6000 lbs on the rear axle.
What would you do? (buying another truck is a NO GO, so don't even say it!)
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