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Old 04-18-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Gross weight vrs dry weight

The specs on my trailer has a gross weight 7,505 is that the max the trailer will take? And the dry weight 4,549. The weight of the frailer alone?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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The 7500 number is likely the GVWR, but usually dealers have pictures that show the GVWR and GAWR for the axles. The capacity listed was an arbitrary number. What matters to me is properly distributed load, and that when you cross the scales you do not exceed any of a weight ratings for the TV and the trailer.


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The dry weight is the trailer weight when empty = 4549 lbs

The cargo weight is what you can put in the trailer = 2956 lbs, that includes propane, clothes, food, dishes, battery etc etc

The gross weight is the empty trailer + the cargo weight = 7505 lbs, that is the maximum the trailer can weight when pulling on highway......
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The dry weight is the trailer weight when empty = 4549 lbs

The cargo weight is what you can put in the trailer = 2956 lbs, that includes propane, clothes, food, dishes, battery etc etc

The gross weight is the empty trailer + the cargo weight = 7505 lbs, that is the maximum the trailer can weight when pulling on highway......
Yup. Remember, the pulling on the highway part has to include everything you put into it including water.
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On the LH forward external section of your trailer you will find a tire placard and federal certification label. It has the official information such as GVWR, GAWR, rim & tires size (s) and the recommended tire inflation pressures. See the reference below.

The document you provided in your post is not official but nice to know. Some of the information could have changed if options were installed by a dealer.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=27421
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Also try to find out what is included as your dry weight. I have found out that each manufacturer is different. Apparently one very large company didn't include the cabinets in their dry weight for a number of years.

Always best not to push your Gross Weight and make sure you keep it well under your truck's Gross towing capacity. Remember that weight includes you, your family, and the dog.....
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