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Posted: 07/09/19 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

THat sounds like a good design to me (Combined axle weight greater than max vehicle weight) Gives you a bit more flexibility in loading the rig.

I'd be worried if the combined axle weight was LESS.


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rk911 wrote:

DrewE wrote:

...For a car or truck or motorhome, the sum of the axle weight ratings should not be less than the GVWR. Often but not always they will be higher, giving some flexibility in weight balance when loading to the maximum rated load.

I've seen up to a 500-lb difference between the GVWR and sum of the GAWRs on a MH. the difference is almost always the max tongue weight.


This has me a bit befuddled...

A motorhome has no tongue to carry some of its weight. If there's a hitch, any tongue weight of the attached applied to the hitch would "count" as vehicle weight, and needs to be accounted for in the GVWR and the GAWRs. The rest of the weight of the trailer is, of course, carried on the trailer's wheels.

I would be quite surprised to see any motorhome where the GVWR is greater than the sum of the GAWRs. There would be no safe way to load it to the maximum GVWR (or, more precisely, no way to do so without overloading an axle), which suggests that rating is improperly assigned.





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wa8yxm wrote:

THat sounds like a good design to me (Combined axle weight greater than max vehicle weight) Gives you a bit more flexibility in loading the rig.

I'd be worried if the combined axle weight was LESS.


The combined axle weight IS less than the GVW.


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The last time I weighed in the trailer axles came in at 8150. The rest of the weight sits on the truck as tongue weight of 1450.

That gets me just under the the rated axle combined weight of 8800 and just under the 9680 Gross trailer weight. I was thinking originally that the axles should exceed the combined trailer weight but I was not taking into account the tongue weight.

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