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Truck is a Ram 2500 diesel carrying a North Star 850 popup camper. It is 4WD.
Mis-information is a bad thing. A rear end of Dodge truck is usually a Dana 80, which weighs around 500 pounds. Not 2000 - 3000+ pounds. The military Rockwell 2.5 ton axles only weigh 800 pounds in comparison, so the numbers presented earlier are suspect.If someone wants to loose sleep over over-weight vehicles, then look out for fire engines. Most weigh around 42,000 pounds and ride on a single rear axle. It's like a 200 pound man riding on a ten speed bike at 30 mph. There just isn't enough rubber in contact with the road to make a difference when stopping.
Maketo,Do I understand correctly that you are not talking about the weight of the axle itself, but about what weight the scale will show if you put only the rear wheels on it?Geezer
I read your post wrong then. When you stated " The axle itself will very likely weigh in at 2,000-3,000+ pounds,.....". I read that as the unsprung axle (everything under the springs) weighed 2000-3000 pounds when the actual weigh is what I stated. My mistake.
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