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cefloyd 1961

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Posted: 04/21/12 07:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just took my f350 loaded full of fuel with my 40ft sandpiper loaded threw the cat scales here is what it said steer axle 4920 drive axle 5960 trailer 9180 gross weight 20060 is this a good weight for my truck
the sticker on the side of the truck says 11500 I think.
my dry weight is 10983lbs and my gvwr is 14175lbs and hitch weight is 2175lbs


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Posted: 04/21/12 08:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cefloyd 1961 wrote:

Just took my f350 loaded full of fuel with my 40ft sandpiper loaded threw the cat scales here is what it said steer axle 4920 drive axle 5960 trailer 9180 gross weight 20060 is this a good weight for my truck
the sticker on the side of the truck says 11500 I think.
my dry weight is 10983lbs and my gvwr is 14175lbs and hitch weight is 2175lbs
You didnt give a model year for your F350 and also didn't specify if it is a single rear wheel model or a dually.

Going by the 11,500 GVWR, I would say it's a '99-'04 dually. I'll also assume, by the 4920 front axle weight, that it's a diesel. If that is the case, the truck is under all of it's weight ratings. I don't see any problem there.


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Posted: 04/21/12 10:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now weigh the truck without the trailer and you can calculate the actual weights of the trailer.

The numbers you give for the trailer I assume are from the brochure.


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Posted: 04/21/12 03:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The total weight seems low to me. That is only 1,000 pounds more than my F250 V10 with a 33 foot 5er weighted.


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ok got the truck weigh full of fuel and loaded and it was 8380 so if im doing the math right that means my camper weigh 11680 and the sticker on the door says 11500 so im over 180lbs if im adding right is this right?

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2006 and its a single rear wheel diesel 6.0

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Posted: 04/21/12 10:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not quite sure how you derived at that although it does not sound unreasonable.

If you have the steer and drive axle weights, subtract from the previous steer and drive axle weights. That number will be your pin weight. Add your pin weight to the previous trailer axle weight. That will give you the total trailer weight.

The 11,500 lbs Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is only for your truck. You weighed that earlier at 10,880 which is under your GVWR

Your truck and trailer Combined Weight is 10,880 + 9,180 = 20,060 which is under your Combined Gross Weight Rating of 23,500 lbs.

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Posted: 04/22/12 07:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since you have the loaded axle weights for the truck and now that we know the truck is an '06 F350SRW diesel, we can figure some numbers.

11,500 truck GVWR
7000 truck RGAWR
23,500 truck GCWR (I think this is correct for an '06 6.0 diesel with 3.73 axle)
14,175 trailer GVWR

4920 front axle loaded scale weight
5960 rear axle loaded scale weight
10,880 total truck loaded scale weight
9180 loaded trailer axle scale weight
20,060 total combined truck and trailer loaded scale weight

11,500 - 10,880 = 620 lbs under truck GVWR
7000 - 5960 = 1040 lbs under truck RGAWR
23,500 - 20,060 = 3440 lbs under truck GCWR

You are good on all of your weights, far under the max on all of them. You have no reason to worry about anything. Have a nice day and enjoy your trip.

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Thanks Guys for everything you are a Great help this is my 1st 5er and new to everything had a tag along for 6 years and upgraded but I do know my last truck hd2500 with a 6.0 would not haul it had to get a diesel for the 5th wheel..

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