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Phil Patterson

Well, just a brief thumbnail sketch, camper empty is 1,200#, truck payload is 1718#,
So that’s about 518# remaining cargo capacity…Now for ‘real world’ weights (ugg!!) deduct from that:

Vehicle passenger weight
Fuel weight
Any camper ‘options’ such as jacks, air conditioner, portable refer, solar, etc.
Battery weight
Water weight
LPG weight
Any Carry along supplies

So with only about 1600# available cargo weight… If it were me I’d be concerned about very little if any reserve (especially if towing or bikes – NOT!!), and of course braking ability…Just saying 🙂

Two campers and a 2500, two 3500’s DRW, and a 5500 flatbed later…JMHO