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I recently bought a 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Duramax crew cab 4x4 with 150k miles to use as a camper hauler for me and my wife and two daughters. After looking around for a while i found a 9' camper that weighs 3100 lbs wet and bought it. I filled up the airbags to about 50 PSI and drove it home 150 miles and everything seemed to ride great. Once i got home i got to reading my truck owners manual about truck campers and it states there's a sticker in the glove box about max cargo weight ratings....sure enough it states a cargo weight rating of 1880 lbs.

How come would it state a cargo rating of only 1880 lbs when 1880 + Vehicle are far less than the 9900 GVWR listed on the door sticker?

Am I safe hauling 3100 lbs?

I'm running on brand new Michelin Defender LT265/75R/16 tires with a Load Range E rating. Will these suffice?
 

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'Curb weight' is sticker weight that doesn't include any people or cargo (i.e. bare truck with gas and fluids, ready to drive). Scale weight is really what you need to go by cause it will give you the real weight of the truck and it should be measured loaded as you would be when you leave for a camping trip (full tank of gas, entire family in truck, fire wood, coolers, pets, etc, etc. The same applies to the camper unit. There's a 'dry' weight (camper completely empty) and a 'real' weight (camper outfitted for camping). That's likely why you're seeing a limit of 1880 lb. for the camper because the sticker numbers (curb weight) don't take into account the weight of all the stuff you carry.
Here's one link that talks about the weights:
How Much Does A Truck Camper Weigh? – Vehicle HQ
For more info do a google search on determining truck camper weights.
 

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Load up and find a scale than can weigh total, then front, then rear.

That tire, assuming a load range E, is rated 3406# ea, for a rear mac weight of 6812#.

When you get weighed, compare the numbers.
 
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