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Old 08-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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xlr 305v14 is tailheavy

Just bought 2013 xlr 305v14 says it has 2000 lb. capacity in garage. have 1800 lbs. in garage with 65% forward in garage.
when towing trailer is tail heavy and bounces off 5th wheel hitch when going over roller bumps. Doesn't happen very often but very disturbing. Hitch weight on the truck when loaded is only 1300 lbs.anyone else run into this problem. trailer is 39' 5th wheel with 14' garage. truck is 2002 hd 2500 duramax with airbags. thanks for any replys.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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I see that your pin weight is 1300 pounds. What's the total fifth wheel weight (pin + axle weight)?

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Dry Hitch Weight1,946 lbs. (883 kg)
Unloaded Vehicle Weight11,300 lbs. (5,126 kg)
GVWR18,000 lbs. (8,165 kg)
Cargo Carrying Capacity6,700 lbs. (3,039 kg)
Exterior Length39' 9" (12.1 m)
Exterior Height13' 2" (4.0 m)
Exterior Width102" (2.6 m)
Fresh Water Capacity100 gal. (379 L)
Gray Water Capacity64 gal. (242 L)
Black Water Capacity32 gal. (121 L)
Awning Size18 ft.

Yep a bit light on the front. You have a high CCC so if the water tank is in front fill it up. put more stuff in the pass through.
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