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I was reading all this on "real weights? Truck and trailer". I have been pulling 5ers for a very long time, and this topic had me go and weight my truck and trailer on the CAT scales before our last camping excursion and this is what I found. My truck is a 2008 RC 3/4 Silverado with a 6.0 and a 3.73 rear end. My trucks FT Max axle weight is 4200 lbs. and the RR Max are 6084 with a Max GVWR of 9200 lbs & a GCWR of 16,000 lbs. I pull a 2011 MK2900 Sundance thats dry weight is 9200 lbs.

I went to the scales and here are the results with me in the cab and everything loaded in the 5er to last 2 weeks with 47 gals of water, 1 half full and 1 full 30 lb tanks of LP.

STEER AXLE 3700 LBS
DRIVE AXLE 5220 LBS
TRLR AXLE 8260 LBS
GROSS WEIGHT 17180 LBS


That means that I am over 1180 lbs on my GCWR for my truck. All the other numbers were good. It pulls like a dream and is real stable. My truck is not under an warranty any more. Just curious if you think I am going to damage something pulling a little over 1K more than recommended?

Thanks!

I re-posted this as a question and not for infomation. Sorry!

* This post was edited 09/19/11 04:22pm by The_Roberson's *


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The_Roberson's wrote:

I was reading all this on "real weights? Truck and trailer". I have been pulling 5ers for a very long time, and this topic had me go and weight my truck and trailer on the CAT scales before our last camping excursion and this is what I found. My truck is a 2008 RC 3/4 Silverado with a 6.0 and a 3.73 rear end. My trucks FT Max axle weight is 4200 lbs. and the RR Max are 6084 with a Max GVWR of 9200 lbs & a GCWR of 16,000 lbs. I pull a 2011 MK2900 Sundance thats dry weight is 9200 lbs.

I went to the scales and here are the results with me in the cab and everything loaded in the 5er to last 2 weeks with 47 gals of water, 1 half full and 1 full 30 lb tanks of LP.

STEER AXLE 3700 LBS
DRIVE AXLE 5220 LBS
TRLR AXLE 8260 LBS
GROSS WEIGHT 17180 LBS


That means that I am over 1180 lbs on my GCWR for my truck. All the other numbers were good. It pulls like a dream and is real stable. My truck is not under an warranty any more. Just curious if you think I am going to damage something pulling a little over 1K more than recommended?

Thanks!

I re-posted this as a question and not for infomation. Sorry!



As long as you feel comfortable with your rig's towing and stopping, I wouldn't be concerned at all. If you have ever felt unsafe towing your trailer, then you may consider a bigger truck or lighten your load.

Drive safely.


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My TV is a 2002 Ford F350 longbed with a 7.3 liter Diesel. I tow a 295Vortex Toy Hauler 5th wheel (measures 32'). I have only weighed the rig dry, this is what i got. The truck had 1/4 tank of fuel and the hauler had numerous food, bedding and blankets inside.

STEER AXLE 4740 LBS
DRIVE AXLE 5360 LBS
TRLR AXLE 8720 LBS
GROSS WEIGHT 18820 LBS

I have a strange feeling im over the 20K GCWR when im loaded down with the all the toys, gear and family......

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SmittysRV wrote:

I have a strange feeling im over the 20K GCWR when im loaded down with the all the toys, gear and family......


The best way to know for sure if you are overweight, consider visiting Fifth Wheel St..

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Rules governing the maximum size and weight of vehicles differ from one U.S. state to another. However, since the majority of hauling is done on the interstate system, the vast majority of trucks and trailers made in the U.S. are built to the specifications of the Department of Transportation (DOT), which governs the use of the interstate system. The DOT has established these vehicle limits: 102 inches (2.6 m) wide, 13.5 feet (4.1 m) feet in height, and 80,000 pounds (36,000 kg) gross weight.

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I know it's been said many times before, but weighing our rigs periodically and whenever we make a major modification is just good practice. I've read many blogs where folks try to stretch the tow limits of their vehicels. In my humble opinion it's just not good practice. It's not good for safety sake or the wear of our investments. For about $10 anyone can pull onto a CAT scale and find out our true weight.

Laredo 266rl 5'er, F250 6.2l, extended cab, 4.3 ratio, 5th hitch
Major modifications include full solar (about 1,100lbs of batteries, panels, and accesseries), washer/dryer.

Front axle 3,600lbs, drive axle (with rv hitched) 5,760lbs, trailer axle 7,640lbs, gross weight 17,000lbs. My F250 is rated at a gross of 22,000lbs, 5th wheel tow of 15,500lbs, gross rear axle of 6,200lbs.

I know I'm fine and I know I need to be carefull about any added load on the F250 rear axle. I hope this info helps ya. Safe Driving!

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5er is Voltage 3950 unloaded 16,500 loaded 19,000 (right at GVWR)
Tow is 2011 Chev weighs 8300 with hitch and 1/2 tank fuel
Pin weight 3820 but will be less when trailer is loaded (toy hauler)

To other Voltage poster: traded my '04 Ram because it couldn't handle this trailer on hills.

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I have a lot of weight to pull. Only a little slow off the start. Once I get rolling, it's smooth sailing. Electric/hydraulic disc brakes and exhaust brake help slow the Suite down. Total weight on CAT scale with wife, dogs and food etc. 27,540 lb. total combined weight..


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And the GVCW rating is?

Frank


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Hi everyone,

Here is what I have and hoping that someone can explain or send a link to see if I am ok for towing a fifth wheel

2009 Silverado, Crew Cab, Regular Box, 6.6L Diesel, 3.73 Axle Ratio

2008 Corsair 34RLTS,
Tongue:1046 KG
Cargo: 990KG
GVWR: 7033KG

Thanks

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