We have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins 24 valve TD, quad cab long bed.
We bought a camper recently and weighed the unit today. It weighs 10,280
lbs with camper empty, two persons. Both axles are within the specified
Camper tag says 3,000 lbs and I figured around 6,800 for the truck, so
that is not much more than I expected.
However list GVWR is 8,800 lbs.
Truck handles just fine and feels just fine with this load on it. I
really don't notice any handling difference with load on or off. I do
notice a slight performance (hill climbing at high elevation)
Camper sets rear of truck down 3.75 inches and sets the front of the bed
down 1.625 inches. I have air bags with 15 psi. They can take up to 100
Truck has camper helper spring and sway bar package on it from factory.
I have 10 ply load range E snow tires with studs. Right now they are 70
lbs but I can put them up to 80.
Air bags say they do not increase load capacity. Not sure if camper
helper springs and sway bar do or not.
It does not seem as campers much lighter than this can be bought and
dealer said it was just fine for this truck but I needed air bags.
Suggestions, advice? Thanks in advance,