Originally Posted by herk7769
Just two, remember 16.5% is not what you will get (except by accident) when you actually load it. You will only find out that actual number when you scale it.
If your camper is like mine, 90% of your storage is forward of the wheels. and maybe half of that will wind up on the pin.
500 pounds of gear is not very much stuff.
(I think my tool box weighs that
Another member here thought he was just fine and when he weighed it found out he was overloaded by over 1000 pounds.
Agreed, 500 pounds is not a lot, but we do tend to travel light. We just got back from a trip to the CAT scale. The truck is still loaded for travel since we just got back last weekend from a trip to Virginia. With a full load of gas and both of us and the hitch in place the truck weighs in at:
Steer axle 4400
Drive axle 3320
Gross weight 7720
The drive axle rating is 6100
Assuming 20% pin weight I will max out with a camper weight of 11400 or 1127 pounds of cargo. Again, I know I'm close, but should be good to go (until I can talk the wife into that shiny new F-450 dullie).
Oh, yea...my tool bag only weighs about 50 pounds, but as I said, we travel light!