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Old 06-26-2015, 11:15 AM   #71
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I understand not wanting to run grossly overly over weight but what I do not understand is why so many want to base their weights on dry weight or dry hitch weight??? Yes it is a starting point but that is all it is and only when it leaves the factory with no propane or dealer added options. To me watching gross weight is more important. Also that is what I am required to tag the trailer .............

THs are granted a different breed but my dry weight is advertised at for my year at 9,200, and the dry pin weight at 1766 lbs.. My actual dry weight with options was yellow sticker 9688lbs ............. If I based my truck on dry weight I would be in serious trouble............ the gross weight of the trailer is 14500.

On the scales the camper was about 13500 making a 20% pin weight around 2700.... dry listed 1766 big difference. I doubt 20% is true for this trailer but it can vary depending on the weight distribution at the time.............. but never worried about it. But that is another story........


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Old 06-26-2015, 05:48 PM   #72
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I understand not wanting to run grossly overly over weight but what I do not understand is why so many want to base their weights on dry weight or dry hitch weight???

I understand what you are saying but this was my thought process. If the dry weight was 10,000 lbs and the dry pin weight was 20% of that number. If I added 1500 lbs of cargo above dry weight and it added 20% to 25% of that went to pin weight my pin weight would be 2200 or max of 2500. What happened I added 1070 and my pin weight went to 2780 and that not loaded to go camping. My thought process was flawed hence the title Weigh your RV you might be surprised.

Then people take their CCC off the yellow tag on the truck and match that to estimated pin weight of the RV. The CCC of truck yellow tag could be couple hundred pounds to as 800 lbs or more two high if the truck is loaded ready to go camping. That could case a gross over weigh condition.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:24 PM   #73
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I understand not wanting to run grossly overly over weight but what I do not understand is why so many want to base their weights on dry weight or dry hitch weight??? Yes it is a starting point but that is all it is and only when it leaves the factory with no propane or dealer added options. To me watching gross weight is more important. Also that is what I am required to tag the trailer .............

THs are granted a different breed but my dry weight is advertised at for my year at 9,200, and the dry pin weight at 1766 lbs.. My actual dry weight with options was yellow sticker 9688lbs ............. If I based my truck on dry weight I would be in serious trouble............ the gross weight of the trailer is 14500.

On the scales the camper was about 13500 making a 20% pin weight around 2700.... dry listed 1766 big difference. I doubt 20% is true for this trailer but it can vary depending on the weight distribution at the time.............. but never worried about it. But that is another story........


So you run with 3800 lbs of gear in your trailer? DAMN!!! Do you live in it? I have two toddlers, and don't think I would ever take that much stuff camping.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:51 PM   #74
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So you run with 3800 lbs of gear in your trailer? DAMN!!! Do you live in it? I have two toddlers, and don't think I would ever take that much stuff camping.

Yep...... Golf Car & extra (apt / dorm size) Frig. small compressor in toy room ...... for starters. The garage its self is rated to carry 2500 lbs...... Thats before the normal camping gear. Toyhaulers carry such a variety of added weight & configurations that can get one in trouble quickly if not careful about weights....... won't even start on extras the DW brings for the GS.


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