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Old 09-29-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm going to "try" to load the file with my weight numbers in it. Looking for suggestions as to any changes to make. Towing weights are with two different WDH's. #1 is an old trunion type I've had for years. #2 is a new round bar 10,000 # I just purchased. Here goes nothing. OK, document wrong type! won't load.
Truck weight door sticker: Front GVWR =3450, REAR GAWR = 3850 TOTAL GAWR = 7300.
Truck only on scale Steer axle = 3120, Rear axle = 2600, total = 5720
Truck w/old WDH Steer axle = 3160, Rear axle= 3500, , Trailer axles= 6060, Total = 12720,
Truck w/ new WDH Steer axle = 3140, Drive axle = 3640, Trailer axle = 6080, total = 12860. Trip between weighings. First with trailer tanks empty, second with trailer tanks full. Trailer tongue weight at home on scale was 840#.

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Old 09-29-2015, 05:18 PM   #2
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Looks like either WDH setup would be good.

Your GVWR is probably lower than your GAWR (looks like you combined the GAWR of the 2 axles to get that figure ??). The GVWR is usually a couple hundred pounds lower than the maximum of your 2 axles. The GVWR should be stated on a label on the driver's door.


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Two things: First, your total weight (12,860) minus truck weight (5,720) gives a trailer weight of 7,140. On the scales your trailer axles are at 6,080 so the pin weight (7140-6080) is 1,060, not the 840 you got at home. Second, I would go with the first hitch since it puts a little more on your steer axle and it gives you more margin to your rear axle GVWR.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:51 AM   #4
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Door sticker has 7100# as gross
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