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Old 11-29-2013, 12:10 AM
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All the isuzu NPR trucks with rampbodies that i see all over the place around here, have crazy low gvwr of 12000lbs. NPR HD trucks are14500gvwr. Makes no sense to me.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:01 AM
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Even if you stay somehow within legal weight that is still maxing the truck day in and day put. That is just asking for issues. Just my 2 cents
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:01 PM
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All the isuzu NPR trucks with rampbodies that i see all over the place around here, have crazy low gvwr of 12000lbs. NPR HD trucks are14500gvwr. Makes no sense to me.
Those cabovers are extremely lightweight.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:09 PM
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I have a '97 f-350 Dually with a 17' landscape body including dovetail. I haul a 60" Lazer, 36" Metro, 21" Commercial, blowers, trimmers & misc. tools daily. No problems to this day, but I do want to upgrade to an NPR eventually for company image reasons.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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I have a '97 f-350 Dually with a 17' landscape body including dovetail. I haul a 60" Lazer, 36" Metro, 21" Commercial, blowers, trimmers & misc. tools daily. No problems to this day, but I do want to upgrade to an NPR eventually for company image reasons.
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17'? Good Lord, what's the wheelbase on that thing?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:26 PM
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I feel that a 1 ton+ (350/450/550) truck is designed to haul it's limit day in and out. Around here with the mining industry you see 1 ton duals loaded with parts and equipment daily, along with 1 ton trucks with bed mount cranes that probably weigh at least a ton by themselves.

We purchased one of our trucks used, by a gentleman that hauled feed from Mt. Airy, NC to WV daily. It's an '04 duramax 1 ton dually w/overload springs and he still had weigh receipts averaging between 3~3.5 tons in the bed. Granted like I said it's got overload springs, but it also has a 7.5x9 aluminum bed. The thing is still a beast and the front end is great, rear end too... Only thing we've done is pads/rotors.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:05 PM
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17'? Good Lord, what's the wheelbase on that thing?
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17' including the 4' dovetail
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:49 AM
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17' including the 4' dovetail
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So if you don't know what (WB) wheelbase means, how about a picture. I'd like to know the CA measurement- Back of the Cab to the rear axle center. Just wondering if the front wheels come off the ground when you hit a bump in the road.
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