Just made a trip to the local scales with the rig fully loaded. The scales show 7100lbs which is 200 lbs under the van’s GVWR. This is the first official full-load trip to the scales after the Aluminess bumpers/boxes were installed. We also upgraded the tires from P rated stock to E rated and run at a comfortable 50psi about three years ago. There is no butt sag and the rig drives like it is on rails.
; ) The only bad news is my wife realized she could only bring ~200 lbs of prospecting gear.