Originally Posted by bailer6334
This may have been discussed before, but I'm confused! Just checked my axle rating and they are stamped 6000# each, yet the 5er mfg label UVW is 10,556, the cargo limit is 3,615 for a total of 14,171. By my calculation this puts the 5er 2,171lbs over the axle capacity "if" fully loaded. How can FR do this? Might this be a liability problem for FR?
Don't feel bad, it is very confusing.
The way it works is the camper is supported by the axles and the attachment to the tow vehicle (Tongue Weight or Pin Weight).
My camper max gross weight is 9250 pounds. The axles can support 4000 pounds each and the king pin must carry the rest 1250 pounds.
Hard to tell what the limiting load item is. The axles are stamped 4000 pounds each, but somewhere there is a load limit on the Lippert pin box as well. Presumably more than 1250 pounds but that could be "it" (The limiting load limit item on the camper).
So check your pin weight and you will see where the missing 2171 is hiding.
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