Originally Posted by Golflover
Ouch.. probably more then that since it is the Reese Auto glide 1500.. Darn guess I'll have to go camping by myself and leave the wife and dogs at home sniff sniff
You'd be amazed at how the weight adds up. With my family, I, hitch, our stuff, truck enhancement, and very few things in the truck bed - we used up 1,200 pounds of our payload capacity in the truck. I knew I was chunky, but dang was I shocked when I got scaled weights and saw it on paper.
The next thing is, our camper has an advertised "dry weight" of 11,800 pounds. As delivered, it had a yellow sticker weight of 12,300 pounds. Ready for camp, it was 13,800 (we were running a bit light, though-- more like 14,000 for a normal trip/load for me). So, at least 2,000 pounds higher than advertised.
It's all been quite the learning experience. I think everyone should visit the scales to find out where they're at. Even if it doesn't change what you're doing, the education is insightful.
On edit: here's my 4-part blog series on getting weighed:
Getting Weighed - Adventure at CAT Scales