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Old 11-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #11
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Just a little question, and I don't have a premier. When folks talk about stopping the FW with a 3.4 ton, doesn't the FW have brakes as well and wouldn't that help in stopping the FW? A 1 ton truck isn't that much heavier or bigger than a 3.4 ton, so why the worry about stopping with a 3/4 ton compared to a 1 ton?
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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Just a little question, and I don't have a premier. When folks talk about stopping the FW with a 3.4 ton, doesn't the FW have brakes as well and wouldn't that help in stopping the FW? A 1 ton truck isn't that much heavier or bigger than a 3.4 ton, so why the worry about stopping with a 3/4 ton compared to a 1 ton?
Good question! And, I'm sure there are valid answers either way. However, the way I always figured it, is that the truck is still "responsible" for stopping the weight in the truck bed. So if you have 3000# in the bed and your weight rating is at 2500#, the truck has to stop the additional 500# somehow. In my mind, that puts an extra strain on the truck. I can't explain the physics but can tell you that it's much easier for me to stop my 10,000# Jayco 5er (+/- 1800# payload) than my previous SOB 15,100# 5er (+/- 3000# payload) .
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:42 AM   #13
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The only difference between a 2500HD and 3500HD GM is the rear spring pack. Helper springs or air bags help with additional loads on the 2500. I like the way the 2500 rides compared to the 3500 when not towing.
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