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RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

I know many Class A owners never even think about being overloaded or checking their tire pressure. Amazing what you can learn talking to other RVers at campgrounds. :D I hope the manufacturers improved the designs, but over decade ago it was famous issue where ClassA were blowing the tires sitting in the garage. Few people actually check and the rigs left the builder with 3-400 lb cargo capacity. That include people
Kayteg1 01/03/23 05:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

I don't know if I will be back to this forum, but for years I've been pointing how important is COG in TC combo. Lot of members downplayed the issue. So in case of this Dodge the frame could bend this way only when COG was way behind rear axle. Would COG be properly adjusted on top, or in front of axle, the rear bending forces would not exist.
Kayteg1 01/03/23 03:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

I no longer own TC and come here just because of those articles. The pictures of similar broken Ford have been cruising this forum for years, but the limited information we had about Ford incident lead to believe that the owner welded tie-downs to the frame, what weakened it and then very heavy trailer on stinger did not help. This Dodge incident is another story as the truck did not have any modifications and broke plain under camper weight. Just for the record, I drove my 2017 F350 with 12' Fleetwood basement camper and coming back from Alaska, with collection of rocks and beer, the scales measured camper at close to 9000 lb. Ford took it just fine, but my model was SuperCab and RWD with diesel. Also for the record, the aluminum body dually Ford did not require any suspension reinforcement for the weight. I put Sulastic hangers for comfort and that was it. Just saying
Kayteg1 01/03/23 03:14pm Truck Campers
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