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Old 04-02-2013, 11:52 PM   #21
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2008 F-250 PSD 4x4 Pullrite 15K Superglide hitch
Crusader 290 RLT scale weight 10,250 (unhitched)
Trailer Axle Weight (hitched) 8600
Pin Weight 1650

Trailer adds 1650 to truck rear axle and 10 pounds to front axle
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #22
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So again- it's not much, but it is definitely adding *some* weight to the front axle; not taking any away.

Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:06 AM   #23
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My old Dually, when I loaded the race car on, the front did squat just a tad. Never scaled it (And I really don't want to know how overloaded I was). If I could recall, my hitch was a few inches in front of the axle. I think I had holes to move it up and down and forward and back....but this is going back to the 90s...
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #24
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Another possibility... it may just be scale accuracy and sensitivity.

Considering a 20 lb variance in relation to 5200 lbs is less than 0.4%
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #25
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Like you, I always feel a bit intimidated at the CAT scales. The last time we went camping, I weighed the entire rig so I had the individual truck axles and the camper combined axle weight. Then, I got the truck on one scale and split the camper axles. I then should have got the truck without the camper and I was in too much of a hurry to go camping. So, I now need to take the truck with a full tank of fuel and the wife and dog and see what my truck weights are. If I do that anytime soon, I'll post them here.
I too have the Ford factory installed hitch and I've noticed that I can't really see the front of the truck squat when I lower the 5er on it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #26
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Wouldn't your pin weight be the difference between the 2 drive axle weights and not the difference between the 2 gross figures?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:21 AM   #28
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Wouldn't your pin weight be the difference between the 2 drive axle weights and not the difference between the 2 gross figures?
That's about where I'm at. The drive axle differences is 2,300. My claimed pin weight is 2,280 (accounting for the front axle being unloaded by 20 pounds).

Good question/comment-though, because the front being unloaded by 20 pounds is caused by the weight of the pin pushing down in the back.

Guess I need to google a bit today...
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Like you, I always feel a bit intimidated at the CAT scales. The last time we went camping, I weighed the entire rig so I had the individual truck axles and the camper combined axle weight. Then, I got the truck on one scale and split the camper axles. I then should have got the truck without the camper and I was in too much of a hurry to go camping. So, I now need to take the truck with a full tank of fuel and the wife and dog and see what my truck weights are. If I do that anytime soon, I'll post them here.
I too have the Ford factory installed hitch and I've noticed that I can't really see the front of the truck squat when I lower the 5er on it.
What l liked about doing it all at once is that there were no changes in the truck, what we were carrying or even amount of fuel. But- between wanting to get camping and the stress of parking the camper with the big trucks, I can see skipping it.

Of course I "lucked" into the smallest truck stop that I've ever stopped at for this.

The whole gas up and weighing process took 30-40 minutes.
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Another possibility... it may just be scale accuracy and sensitivity.

Considering a 20 lb variance in relation to 5200 lbs is less than 0.4%
Hmm. I can see your point, but it still nags at me...
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