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Old 10-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #11
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Many of y'all's 3/4 and 1 ton trucks weigh more empty than the GVWR on my 1/2 ton truck.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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I've got a similar truck with the 6.2L except its 4 X 4, not FX4. I weighed in ready to tow at 7760, my GVWR is 10000.
Wow, looking at some of these numbers, especially diesel rigs, I thought I would be much lighter with a gas engine. I'm going to re-weigh to verify my numbers.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #13
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Wow, looking at some of these numbers, especially diesel rigs, I thought I would be much lighter with a gas engine. I'm going to re-weigh to verify my numbers.
Are you sure on your GVWR? The book says it is only the diesel that has a 10k GVWR.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #14
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Do what Herk did and go to a Catscale and get the truck and trailer weighted so you know for sure. I was not sure about doing this but they know you are not a commercial trucker.

Weigh both then unhook and weight the truck. You can mathematically figure out the rest and if you are stopped you have it to show the authorities.

The cost was about $20.00 all in. Cheap and better than guessing.

Not sure why you think anyone is guessing on weight, I had mine weighed as I stated and as near as I can see so did everyone else who replied. Also I know I am way under my GCWR.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #15
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Do what Herk did and go to a Catscale and get the truck and trailer weighted so you know for sure. I was not sure about doing this but they know you are not a commercial trucker.

Weigh both then unhook and weight the truck. You can mathematically figure out the rest and if you are stopped you have it to show the authorities.

The cost was about $20.00 all in. Cheap and better than guessing.
If you reweigh within 24 hours the second weigh (at the same weigh station) is a dollar.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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Not sure why you think anyone is guessing on weight, I had mine weighed as I stated and as near as I can see so did everyone else who replied. Also I know I am way under my GCWR.
I read his post again and I don't think he was implying anyone was guessing. Just said to weigh to make sure.

Here is my combined ticket. (that same weigh day) 1 dollar
I am lighter now (lots of stuff moved to the garage as "not needed in 3 years") and need to revisit the scales. I will make a trip in February loaded for Florida (fingers crossed DW will be well enough by then).
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #17
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My 05 crewcab d- max 4x4 w/ 35" tires, 5/8 tank of fuel, 1/3 toolbox full of tools, me(160), and I don't remember on the hitch came out to 7340 lb at our local farm center scales. (Gvw is 9200)Thier scales get checked frequently cause of all the feed, seed and fertilizer they sell.

Oh and it didnt cost a dime, but they are neighbors and I have been trading with them my whol life.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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It always seems impressive with the high GVWR of the truck until you shockingly, see how much the truck weighs ready to camp.

BTW our F250 V10 weighs 7500 with a GVWR of 9400 lbs.

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #19
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I just had my truck weighed this weeked.
2003 Silverado 2500HD with 6.0 gas engine and LPG conversion.
Weights are with 1/2 tank gasoline, full tank of LPG, 5th wheel hitch in the bed, me, the wife and our 3 year old in his car seat. Plus all the other bits and bobs you carry in the truck.
Front axle 3454lbs
Rear axle 2926lbs
Total 6380lbs
GVWR is 9180lbs (but mine has been downrated in the Uk to 7700lbs - just a paperwork exercise, no mechanical changes)

Im surprised the newer trucks are SO heavy too! I thought mine was a monster....!

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Yes the junk we pack adds up pretty quick especialy with 3 kids ages 11-1.5!
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