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Topic Review (Newest First)
10-04-2019 09:53 AM
Mr. Mindless @thebonds last active here 29-sept 2019.
disappointed in lack of firsthand report!
10-04-2019 09:22 AM
thz71 Need an update!

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09-28-2018 09:10 PM
cruisermattfj62 Still no performance report..
09-20-2018 06:17 AM
Originally Posted by CSmith View Post
Just needs some counter weights on the front bumper.
hes trying to make the front end last
09-19-2018 10:15 PM
CSmith Just needs some counter weights on the front bumper.
09-19-2018 08:25 PM
MrTony That is some dumb shit. All that weight behind the rear axle. Need the end of the story!
09-19-2018 08:34 AM
bone85k5 I say rock it out...ive seen worse...
09-15-2018 05:06 AM
cruisermattfj62 Seen on Facebook...
08-23-2018 10:00 AM
Cool Hand Luke
Originally Posted by 2big bronco View Post
@thebonds how goes it

^^^ I know I get an email alert when someone posts my name like that
His last activity was on the 19th, so he had to have seen it
08-21-2018 04:00 PM
CSmith Maybe he fishtailed off the side of a mountain, never to be heard from again.
08-21-2018 11:58 AM
hodgiemoto Just read this whole thread and it's like missing the end of a movie. Come on man post up on how the trip went!
08-17-2018 11:45 AM
2big bronco @thebonds how goes it

^^^ I know I get an email alert when someone posts my name like that
08-17-2018 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by fredycruger View Post
and thaaaann???
Yea, how did it do? With all the hate on here towards your build I am curious to see how it did and if you are happy with the performance.
08-17-2018 07:00 AM
fredycruger and thaaaann???
05-07-2018 02:00 PM
Mr. Mindless
Originally Posted by thebonds View Post
While all this change is happening we have made plans for a Moab trip the week of April 23rd...
I didn't see anything about duration of the trip, but OP has to be either back or wrecked by now, maybe?

Last Activity: 05-02-2018 11:19 PM
inquiring minds are curious.
05-07-2018 12:01 PM
Originally Posted by greenenvy View Post
Do yourself a favour and fill between the ramps with extruded mesh. First time you step between the ramps and brake a leg you'll be thankful.

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Maybe if he gets hurt he'll stop building this thing.
Originally Posted by Dj.Turner24 View Post
Enjoy the trip Bondsy! And for the rest of you whiney bitches. He would never put it on the road if he thought for a second that his kids and wife were in danger. There's criticism in whatever you do but there's no reason to be disrespectful fuck wads about it. Ive personally seen him build shit. He doesn't half ass anything and the safety of his girls is top priority. Hop off your high horses and enjoy the build or get the fuck out. Once again have a good time bondsy!
But he is going out with a truck that isn't rated to stop, haul or steer with this weight, so yes he is willing to risk their lives.

So what happened with this?
05-05-2018 09:54 PM
DE Jeeper Yea i know our truck was a 3 axle truck. But know that its a 2 axle truck they used the info on the tag to determine gvwr at 31k. My data tag also has a spot for a 4th axle that is blank.

My point being that i have a manufacture data tag rating the truck up to a certain weight and axle config. If u try to uprate the capacity of a 3500 with no manufacture info im not sure the dmv will allow u to increase the gvwr. I know in DE i cant register my truck or a trailer over the the manufacture #s on the data plate, even if i add an axle.
05-04-2018 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by DE Jeeper View Post
Our '86 359 pete shows gvw for the truck for 1,2 or 3 axles. Its listed as "chart" on the data tag and thats how my dmv was able to rate the toter when getting it titled.
care to post a picture? if it is a Peterbilt label and not body mfg, i suspect that your truck was originally three axles (front and tandem rear) and the GVW is listed for front, intermediate, and rear.

I can tell you for sure that current labels do not show GVW for optional axle content.
05-04-2018 05:31 AM
DE Jeeper Our '86 359 pete shows gvw for the truck for 1,2 or 3 axles. Its listed as "chart" on the data tag and thats how my dmv was able to rate the toter when getting it titled.
05-03-2018 11:15 PM
Originally Posted by DE Jeeper View Post
Originally Posted by gbkeith View Post
It's not common on a one ton truck, but it can be done just like re-rating a class 8 truck when you slap a tag axle on.
No direct experience with this but it might not be that easy. Our pete has gvw tag with 3 differernt axle options from the factory. It clearly shows what u can be with 1,2 or 3 axles. I doubt any of that info exists for a 1 ton chassis.
Does it show three different gvw's or does it show axle weights for each axle? I've looked at door tags on a couple Macks and a Kenworth today, every one I can remember looking at listed a weight for each axle and left a blank spot for any axle the truck didn't come with.

Regardless, upfitters can slap a new door tag on it. I doubt OP will find somebody willing to take on the liability to do it to his clusterfuck, but it's theoretically possible.
05-03-2018 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by westracing01 View Post
Originally Posted by bdatud4x4 View Post

Christ almighty is that Lance really 5000lbs? I'm still looking at rigs and that setup is right about what I'd like. I figured 6000lbs payload would be more than enough to have some play room even with a trailer that's around 8100lbs loaded.

As for the OP... I dunno man. There seems like a lot of not enough thought before the wallet came out going on here.
Originally Posted by ARB-XJ View Post
This is my set up! 2012 3500 Silverado dually, just the truck with 1/2 tank of fuel is 8440lbs. With camper and tongue weight 14,140lbs, trailer and crawler is 5,900lbs so total weight of my combination fully loaded for camping is around 20,040lbs. I did a fast scale check at work so my numbers are not exact.
I installed the firestone 7,500# air bag kit which helped the stability greatly.
Sorry, for the long reply. You need to put that bed on a SERIOUS diet, If you want to be under max gvwr. You will like how it pulls hills very much.
14,140lbs....isnt that over the GVWR for the 3500....
As of posting my first reply I have re weighed my entire set up
My truck and camper loaded is around 12,400. Then my crawler and trailer adjusted for correct tongue weight puts the truck at 12,760, with total at around
05-03-2018 01:01 PM
IEATRKS84 did OP survive?
04-17-2018 03:23 PM
Black Sheep
Originally Posted by gbkeith View Post
A lot of people are bringing logic into this thread and missing the point. OP wants to dd the most impractical thing he can create to show that he can. This isn't about the best way to haul his shit. Fuck it. Slap a hydraulic disc 10k dexter back there. Or if you really want to be a swinging dick put a 10k steer axle back there with one of those hydraulic drive conversions so you have six wheel drive. Write some checks, Big Dawg, and you can really drive something special.
Nailed it.

I'm just baffled someone would spend $50k for a purpose built vehicle (absolutely useless for anything else) to haul $10k worth of toys.
04-17-2018 03:12 PM
Grendel Alright, let it go. I get it, this is Pirate4x4, but enough is enough.
04-17-2018 03:09 PM
YotaAtieToo It's not about being legal, it's about blowing a tire and wadding that thing up into on coming traffic, or not being able to stop when someone pulls out in front of you.
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