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Old 05-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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Now you can go to the DW and say.... "honey I really don't WANT an new truck but with these weights we NEED a new truck" Woohooooo, new truck!!!!

When I weighed our setup after putting in the Transfer Flow tank we were right at the limit on axle weights with not much room for error, we were almost 700 over GVWR but within axle and tire ratings. I got a great deal on a set of take off King Ranch F350 wheels with brand new tires and that gave me about 700lbs additional capacity for the tires, with the air bags I'm as good as a SRW F350.

It's amazing how fast the weights accumulate when we start loading up and adding our upgrades and other mods.

Enjoy your new truck...... I know you can pull it off.:jester:



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2007 F250 Powerstroke
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by 4huskers View Post
Did you weigh with passengers, pets, and the other assorted stuff you carry in your truck?
Yes, and a full tank of fuel

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Rob_Fla View Post
Yes, and a full tank of fuel
I *had* a F250 that towed my old 39 footer just fine (lite pin weight). We bought the same size Pinnacle with a heavier pin weight (34 RLTS). It was AWFUL towing! I had airbags and 1,000 $ worth of new tires and my rear end was a movin around. We tried twice, got home and bought a 350 DRW. Night and day towing. AFTER we bought the truck, I mentioned to my wife; could you imagine what would have happened if we had a rear tire blow out in the old truck? Her face went white. I love our Pinnacle; it is a solid, well built fiver that **is too much for a single axle truck!** I am sure (looking back) that we were overloaded with our old setup; but it towed fine. Hope you get a new truck soon! Mike

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