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Old 04-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question for the weight Police

Ok went to a scale. TV front axle 3420 TV rear axle 3520 Trailer gross 6600. Is this good? Or do I need more or less on the TV rear axles? Thanks
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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I don't think there is enough information for them to comment. What is the vehicle year, make, and model. What are you towing with it?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hard to tell. Not much info. How about tow vehicle, trailer info? Tow vehicle without the trailer?

Now on just what you posted, it looks good. You have almost the same weight on each axle of the tow vehicle. Looks like a balanced load, but it your tow vehicle is Honda Accord, you're way overloaded. (sorry, couldn't help it).

I don't consider myself a weight Nazi, but if I'm going to share the road with you, I don't want your towing experience to get in the way of my RV experience. Whether you wreck and hit me or someone else, or just wreck and block traffic for a while.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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Need more info...
But based on what you posted, I assume these are what the scale you say you weigh, right?

OK, are you fully loaded for camping (passengers, food, clothing, gas, etc)?
Do you ever load more (longer stays, kids/grandkids/guests, bikes, etc)?
Are you newish to camping (so you'll add more stuff as time goes on)?

So you're truck is weighing (with trailer attached I assume?) 6940 lbs, trailer 6600lbs so GCWR rolling down the road is 13,540lbs.

What's your truck?
Does it have a GCWR that large? (see owners manual for your specific truck and options, not a towing guide!)
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Weight Nazis?, and you want help,information or advice?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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A starting point would be to compare those readings against the max weights allowable for your TV that are usually posted on a sticker on your driver door or driver door post. IMO :-)
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All I really want to know is if it is good to have the tv rear axle 100 pounds heavier than the front axle, or if you want the front and rear axles the exact same weight
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All I really want to know is if it is good to have the tv rear axle 100 pounds heavier than the front axle, or if you want the front and rear axles the exact same weight
In your avatar, it looks like you have a pickup, but I can't tell what kind. The other member asking for details on your tow vehicle have never been answered. They want to give you the best possible advice, but they do not have the information to do that.

If indeed your tow vehicle is a full sized pickup, the back is manufactured to carry weight. Without the other information needed, the short answer is that probably it is OK to have more weight on the back axle than the front, as long as you do not go over either of those gross axle weights.
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