I will admit, I was wondering how the truck would do being older, and near max payload. Was revealed when I started the tow how smooth and relaxed the experience was.
I hope to scale the unit again on a CAT scale when we are loaded for 10+ days at the beach. Will be somewhat heavier I'm sure.
Those weights above were obtained by weighing my truck with the family on board at a trip to the dump. Truck was 7100lbs. I added 50 for the dog. 7150lbs.
Then using the placard on the unit and adding 200lbs for batteries and propane. That puts me at 9545lbs GVWR. My truck stickers at 9200lbs GVWR.
I imagine I will be near 9900lbs GVW when loaded fully in the 5th.
The 3500 in my truck has one extra leaf and the 265/75 r16 tires from the factory. RAWR 6800lbs. Mine is 6084, due to the 245/75 r16 tire rating. The 3500 SRW has a GVWR of 9900lbs.
All that being said, I am comfortable up to the 9900lbs GVW on my truck with the added mods. Some may not be, but I am. I don't have $65-70K for a new truck.
A few more pics follow. I hear the floor plan had some pretty major changes for 2017. (Loft over bunk room, No lower bunk in the room, just J-Cubes, Pocket Door for the bath.) I would love the pocket door, but like the bunk room as it is. Would like to see the difference in pictures when someone gets a 2017, though!