Originally Posted by EDABEUT
I thought this would be easy but after looking at my actual truck/trailer weights and the Cat scaled weights I am more confused. Here are my scaled weights and truck weights. Looks to me I am over on my GVWR by 340 lbs. and over on rear GAWR by 60 lbs. Not sure why my truck says 7200 GVWR when I have axle capacity of 8150. Tires have 10,200 lbs. so the frame must be the limiting factor???? It also looks like I am over on payload by 280 lbs. So what do you guys come up with looking at this info ? Truck was loaded as we tow and has a fiberglass topper on it. Trailer was loaded as normal with 1/3 full fresh water tank. I have extra GCWR so I think if I just added more fresh water in the tank I can remove some tongue weight and rear axle weight.
First, you aren't confused. You might not be happy, but you aren't confused.
I ran your numbers through my site at:
Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner
So, yes- you're over the rear axle capacity by 60 lbs.
Yes- you're over GVWR by 340 lbs.
Yes- it is common that the GVWR is less than the steer axle + drive axle. No one knows how the GVWR is attained. Though, there are never ending theories.
The good news is that you're at 14% tongue weight and can fair to reduce that a little. I would think you could likely get under the rear axle weight. That's only 60 lbs. I wouldn't be enthusiastic about being over on that.
Basically what you're seeing is a reality for 1/2 ton trucks- especially as you add your personal touches to the truck and goodies into it. My family, our stuff, and what I've done to the truck eats a good 1,200 lbs. of payload right out of the gate (I'm a hefty guy, what can I say?).