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Old 05-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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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.

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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!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #12
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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!

Steer axle 4400
Drive axle 3320
Gross weight 7720

The drive axle rating is 6100

You will over gross your truck long before you overload your rear axle.

If you have 4400 pounds on your front axle and load 6100 on your rear; your truck will weigh 10,500 pounds.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #13
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Steer axle 4400
Drive axle 3320
Gross weight 7720

The drive axle rating is 6100

You will over gross your truck long before you overload your rear axle.

If you have 4400 pounds on your front axle and load 6100 on your rear; your truck will weigh 10,500 pounds.
Yep. In fact, the GAWR for the steer axle is 4800 and the drive axle is 6100. If both axles are loaded to those limit the truck would be over it's GVWR by 900 pounds.
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We are finely almost finished emptying the old camper. With only a box of paper products and some clothing to go, we have removed 450 pounds of "stuff" (yes, I weighed each and every box as it came out), at least some of which will be going to a yard sale! Looks like my numbers may be going to hold up. After the swap a trip to the scale will tell for sure.
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