Originally Posted by accumack
GyroGearloose, what was your actual loaded trailer weight on the scales?
Prior trip similarly loaded it came in a little over 6900lbs.
This surprised me because the dry weight is 5995lbs.
Where did all that weight come from? Important stuff I guess.
At 6900lbs, the outside tires are still overloaded by 314lbs on slow curves.
The reason we went with the 2015 model year was for cargo capacity.
There had been a 2014 2604WS on the lot that we almost bought, until I looked at the rating sticker. I don't remember the exact number, but the cargo capacity was something like 800lbs. I balked at that because it seemed too low. Forest River changed the axles on the 2604WS in 2015 and the cargo capacity roughly doubled to 1660lbs.
At 1660lbs cargo capacity, I'm not likely to ever be overweight.
However, this is irrelevant.
My point is that you should be able to load the trailer to full GVWR and not overload the tires. I'm not running near GVWR, and still my math says my outside tires will be overloaded on turns.
An outstanding question is whether the tire manufactures have allowances for this built into the ratings. I'm still trying to get a clear answer on this from a tire manufacturer, and an understanding of whether it's hand waving or a hard printed specification. The implication of the Carlisle document that calls for a 20% additional margin suggests that they don't build in a margin.