I have 2008 250 6.4. Pulling 34' 5er that weighs around 13k loaded. When I add around 2200 pounds of 5th wheel pin weight to a truck that is already 8,800 pounds loaded it puts me at 11,000 lbs GVW. Truck is rated at 10,000 lbs. I love the truck and don't want to trade for something with greater GVWR if I don't have to. I believe the axle rating is 3.73? Don't know about the springs. Will air bags help me? If so, any suggestions on what to buy. Thanks
Don't know what my axle rating is. Don't have door certi. Where would I find that out. Also, did I understand you to say your pin weight is over 4K and your GVWR is 12K? How? Is you 08 GVWR 10K? I want to be able to do that too. What do I need to do to my truck?
Sorry, but I am as my name implies a "novice". You went to the DMV to change your GVWR so you would be legal. Is that correct? However, that did not change your axle rating, springs, etc... that gave you an original GVWR of 10K. What did you do to your truck to enable it to handle the additional weight? I am running over my GVWR by 800 pounds and I don't want to hurt the truck or myself. I think I am confused. Sorry.
Airbags don't increase a vehicles capacity right. They stabilize a load or level a truck with weight in the bed. That's all
That is correct! But they also help smooth out the ride that is caused by some of the heavier fifth wheels as well. The air bags and Viair system are mods that I will do to every truck of mine from now on.