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dieselscout80

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Had to accessorize the shoes on the truck and trailer… 6-8% grades and slick snow covered roads don’t lend themselves to a lot of traction at 18K GCW

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GCVW is not a correct acronym.

The sticker in the door jam shows the GVWR, FAWR, and RAWR.

If you’re talking truck and trailer it’s GCW or GCWR. This rating isn’t printed on the truck anywhere.
My owners manual says only chains on the rear.

Have you had any problems with yours with chains on the front?
 

dieselscout80

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I realized that afterward. Thanks.

I do have a question about chains on the front. Is that now ok to do? I honestly don’t know. The last time I put chains on the front of a 4WD I broke the axle, granted that was in mid 90s and it was a Ford. Haven’t done it since.
Back in the 70s and 80s living in Montana we always chained up all four tires.

My 90 Chevy k1500 4x4 was the first truck I had that said rear tires only and my 97 k3500 said rears only too.
 

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Back in the 70s and 80s living in Montana we always chained up all four tires.

My 90 Chevy k1500 4x4 was the first truck I had that said rear tires only and my 97 k3500 said rears only too.
I too spent a lot of time around Bozeman and Big Sky in 70’s and 80’s so I understand why all 4 tires chained. Necessary risk. BTDT. I guess I am proof why they said rear only, but it did take a beating before breaking. It was a tricky 30 mile ride home weaving back and forth to keep axle from sliding out.
 

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I too spent a lot of time around Bozeman and Big Sky in 70’s and 80’s so I understand why all 4 tires chained. Necessary risk. BTDT. I guess I am proof why they said rear only, but it did take a beating before breaking. It was a tricky 30 mile ride home weaving back and forth to keep axle from sliding out.

They say rear only for clearance, not axle strength. The DRW trucks state Front and Rear due to their smaller tires.
 

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Awesome rig. initial impressions on the riverstone? 41 rd or 39 rkfb are on our short list.
We love it - Nothing major on the punchlist when we picked it up, and we really like the floor plan.

There is a ton of storage on the 419RD. Good wide pass through up front and a crazy amount under the rear den.

I’m 6’7”, and plenty of room front and back to stand, as well as the shower.
 

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Prolly ain’t legal but when the ox in the ditch you gotta get him out.
 

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Thats the beauty of the CTD/Aisin combination, much more ability than rated. Its why I choose the CTD/Aisin for hauling my toys, at well under its capability, which means longevity.
 

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