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Old 03-11-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Setting a baseline

Since I had the opportunity to completely empty the truck and camper, I decided to take a trip to the scales to see the result of the many mods and upgrades I have done over the years. I attached my "empty baseline" form for the complete picture.

I included the Word document in case a 5th wheel camper owner would like to modify the form for their own camper.

The results were quite educational. In order to carry the DW's supplies I will need to really think hard about what I put in the camper.

The weight tickets as follows:

Steer Axle - 4060
Drive Axle - 4560
Trailer Tandem - 6320

Combination - 14,940

Dropped the camper and reweighed

Steer Axle - 4060
Drive Axle - 3200

Truck alone weight with me and 3/4 tank of gas - 7,260 pounds
with a GVWR of 9200 pounds

With the empty camper on, the truck can only take another (9200 - 8620) 580 pounds of people, truck cargo, and additional pin. The joy and the sorrow of a diesel in a 2500HD.

Gonna take some careful loading of the camper to keep from overloading the truck, for sure.

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
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