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Old 08-17-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Here is another weight question.

Own a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4.2L V6 4 speed automatic. Vehicle is four wheel drive. Assuming standard gear ratio of 3.42. Inside drivers door indicates GVWR of 5750 lb, GAWR FRT 2950 lb, and GAWR RR 3200 LB. Took vehicle to scale today and got weighed. Steer axle 5860 lb, drive axle 5040 lb, Gross weight 10900 lb. (I am understanding that this is the gross combined weight.) Trailer axle number was 00 ?? Can the weight police help me out here? I feel I will be too heavy. Would increasing the rear end size put me in better position? Thanks for your help fellow rvers. Nina
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Gear ratio is confirmed. 3.42.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
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Bad weigh-in. Somehow, your trailer axles got included it with your TV weights. If using a sectioned scale (ie CAT scale), make sure your trailer axles are on a separate section, and both of our TV axles are separate sections, also. I don't know how the heck your weights ended up like they did, but a do-over is called for.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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The Trailblazer was on the front pad, or steer axle, and the trailer was on the second pad, the drive axle.

Hooked up the Trailblazer itself is 5860 and the trailer is 5040 with the combo coming in at 10,900.

So you're 110lbs over on GVWR, the tow rating is 6500. If that's ready to go then don't sweat that 110lbs on GVWR and have fun. Or if you're worried then see if there's some stuff you can transfer to the trailer.

But all in all, you're fine.
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It is a stretch, but it is possible to get 3 weights, steering on 1st pad, drive axle on 2nd, and trailer on the 3rd.
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It is a stretch, but it is possible to get 3 weights, steering on 1st pad, drive axle on 2nd, and trailer on the 3rd.
We'll let me qualify that. I can do it with my extended wheelbase Trailblazer, but yours is going to be the standard wb. You may have to get your TT axle measurement seperately.
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