Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
gandttimes's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB International
2007 20' Safari SE
2005 19' Safari
Qualicum Beach , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 802
The concern for most people between the 1500 vs 2500 seems to be to gain more payload. Don't forget that in the case of GM for example, if you go to the 2500 to gain payload,then put the diesel in it, you just lost about 760 lbs of payload in equal GVW rated trucks.
__________________

__________________
gandttimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
The GVW of our 2013 25FB International Serenity is/was 7,300 pounds. Loaded for camping, the CAT scale loaded weight was close to 6,960 pounds with nearly 1,100 pounds tongue weight. There was around 700 pounds of cargo in the truck in addition to the tongue weight.

That would have overloaded the Ford 150 Eco-boost I spec'd online. I expect the payload numbers to increase with the new longer trailer.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
billiards's Avatar
 
2005 25' Safari
rochester , Minnesota
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58
Keep with mfg limits and you will be okay.......but having worked on trucks, and auto over past years what always haunts me is the axles and components.......
The 3/4ton truck has double (2) per wheel and is adjustable.......lubed by diff. Grease (not 1 sealed bearing)
As I go down the road I know the running gear is not being stretched beyond limits, just my thoughts.
__________________
billiards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Depends on how you travel.

Here we are loaded to the gills on another cross-country trip. (Last years trip, the bikes are now on the back of trailer and the hitch is ProPride).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0266.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	249.5 KB
ID:	202283  
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #19
2 Rivet Member
 
Harpo's Avatar
 
2017 23' International
Curry County , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 56
Images: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
The GVW of our 2013 25FB International Serenity is/was 7,300 pounds. Loaded for camping, the CAT scale loaded weight was close to 6,960 pounds with nearly 1,100 pounds tongue weight. There was around 700 pounds of cargo in the truck in addition to the tongue weight.



That would have overloaded the Ford 150 Eco-boost I spec'd online. I expect the payload numbers to increase with the new longer trailer.

We just traded up to a F-250 because our F-150 ecoboost seemed to be overloaded when we got everything in the back. Another deciding factor was that even though we had 24k miles on the truck we were having trouble with the brakes. The mechanic at the dealership told us that the 1/2 ton's brakes were just not hardy enough to continually handle heavy payload and towing weights. Granted they have a vested interest in wanting to sell us a new truck.
__________________
Harpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #20
DSK
New Member
 
LARKSPUR , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks Bill - I appreciate your comment on the 23 vs 25 foot. We were originally thinking a 23 for accessibility into campsites then recently changed to the 25 so we have more room. Also the reason we'll probably move to a GMC 2500 as I have the habit of wanting to bring everything we could need on trip which eats up the payload! Thanks for your and input from everyone else to help steer us in the correct direction. If we can learn from others missteps so we don't walk in those same steps we certainly appreciate it. I'll start my research on hitches now as I'd prefer to spend the cash upfront instead of having to regroup and make changes later.

Thanks!

Doug
__________________

__________________
DSK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1500


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.