OK guys - We hit the CAT scales this weekend, but I was only able to weigh everything together as we were pressed for time.
I also weighed on our way home from a very quick camping trip - a one nighter. Given the results below, I'll be returning to the scales fully loaded, on our way to the campground. I'll be sure to utilize the best procedure - everything with wdh established, everything with wdh disconnected, and then the truck by itself.
At any rate, here are my numbers:
Steer Axle: 3280
Drive Axle: 3680
Trailer Axle: 4760
Gross Weight: 11,720
I find these numbers to be very interesting. The sticker on my Roo 23ss indicate the dry weight is 4576 lbs with a cargo capacity of an additional 1,739 lbs.
According to the Cat scale, I had a trailer axle weight of 4,760, with only 184 lbs of stuff in it? Wow....I assume I'm transferring a lot of weight to my truck....maybe too much weight.
Mind you, all of my tanks were empty, short of a small amount of water in the black tank for treatment.
We had our usual clothes, sleeping bags, food, cooking supplies, three bikes, some basic tools, etc. as well. I'm still not sure how that could be correct, thus I'm going to hit the scales again next time out.
As a reminder, my trucks details are:
2012 F150 Lariat Ecoboost 2x4, 3.55 Rear End - Regular Tow Package. The truck has the 145" wb rated for pulling 9800 lbs with a GCWR of 15,300.
Stickers on the driver door indicate:
GVWR 7100 lb
Front GAWR 3600 lb
Rear GAWR 3850
Obviously, I do not know what my tongue weight was, but I certainly want to find out. Secondly, I do not know what my cargo capacity was, but I'll find that out too. I didn't put very many items in the back of the truck - a light weight table, maybe 30#'s, my drill, ratchet set, tote carrying my rhinoflex and related gear, and another tote carrying my city water/clean water supplies. I also had a third tote carrying my coleman lamp, a couple of small bottles of propane, rain gear, head lamps, etc...nothing heavy. Ah, I did store my 3 chairs, but again, not heavy. I did not bring an ice chest nor firewood. Very quick trip - one night only.
I realize the weight in the small items adds up quickly. I'll begin to put most of this in the travel trailer next time, but I'm not sure exactly where to put the stuff (looking for tips here too).
The good news thus far is it seems I did not violate what my truck is to properly handle, but I'm still concerned that A - the tongue/cargo capacity is more than it should be, and B - that my equilizer is not properly set up.
I'll need to watch that Steer Axle and Drive Axle weight as that is getting too close for comfort.
At any rate, I thought I would share....I do welcome feedback