I recent bought a 2005 Dodge 3500 for my DD/tow vehicle and hadn’t even considered that I’d have an issue with payload - WRONG!!! This thing is only rated for a measly 2830 pounds payload. I’ve been shopping for a cabover camper to put on it while towing around during wheeling trips. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that any camper with the amenities we are looking for will exceed the payload by itself, let alone the weight of passengers, luggage, etc. Then there’s the tongue weight of the trailer. UGH.
So…I’m thinking about options:
1) add heavier springs, air bags, and the highest load index tires I can find and run it. I’m concerned about liability if something were to happen and I’m over GVWR.
2) dually conversion. But, my door sticker will still show the SRW GVWR, so I may not relieve any liability issues.
3) trade/sell for a dually.
What would you do?