Joe,I have been trying to get to the scales. Once on my way damn truck gave me a reduced power. Had to put in the shop. I bought a Tongue weight scale from E-trailer and with light cargo in the trailer the TW was 1050lbs. I still need to get to the scales. I have pulled it 10 miles to a local camp ground to do a shakedown cruise. The scale numbers will tell me if I need to make some changes. Thanks for your reply.
I think it is fantastic you are being so careful from the start about your load ratings and equipment, every day we see operators who pay no attention and a few suffer some troublesome consequences. Plus, you have to feel comfortable with what you are towing, it makes for a miserable trip if you spend it continually worried about your rig.
That being said, this truck handles AMAZINGLY well at max loads. I wouldn't PLAN on regularly loading beyond max however so long as your ratios, trailer wgt to tongue wgt to front/rear axle wgt are good I wouldn't sweat 100-200 lbs here or there. Several owners have reported pulling loads grossly beyond ratings with no problems and I have inadvertently exceeding load rating a couple of times and I wouldn't have known from handling or performance until it went across the scale...
That CEL for the coolant deal is annoying as heck, have seen a couple of owners report that problem, thankfully it is an easy fix. It always seems as if little problems crop up more often the more pressed for time a person is. A corollary to Murphy's Law, I suppose.
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