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Old 05-11-2015, 12:44 PM   #11
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OP and myself have the 250 air which weighs about 400 pounds more than the 240 from that chart. I guess that's where all our cargo capacity goes to. Wondering how accurate those axle weights are. I would hate to be hauling over capacity and ruining my bearings. Guess I'll just have to be real vigilant on keeping fresh grease in the hubs.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #12
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I agree which is why I posted. Considering after one year and 5,000 miles I already had 2 grease seals leaking. Axle ratings are accurate I called Dexter to verify with my serial number. He verified axle ratings are with TW subtracted. In fact he sent me the printout on my axles. I'll see if I can load it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #13
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There is some unaccounted for weight that I see from my numbers. Makes me wonder if the ccc takes into account propane and battery weight?

My calculations are as follows (from numbers on my yellow sticker)

6095 gvwr - 951 ccc = 5144.

5144 - 4984 dry weight = 160 pounds of unaccounted for weight? Is that about right for two tanks of propane and a battery or two? My two 6v batteries weigh 120 combined. I would imagine full propane tanks weigh roughly 40 pounds each....
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #14
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Per PT your dry weight does include LP.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:15 AM   #15
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Per PT your dry weight does include LP.

Empty Bottles or Full, just verifying my dry weight


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It's unclear in the brochure just says includes LP?
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:36 AM   #17
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Using the dry weight only is asking for trouble. The only way to go is take it to the scales. ( CAT scales are probably the best ).

Often dry weight is without propane & dealer added options. I would only use dry weight (yellow sticker) only as a starting point. Our case is very different but our trailer dry weight is 9600lbs (yellow sticker), loaded ready to camp is 13,900 by CAT scales. Huge difference. I wish I had taken it to the scales before I took it home just to see how far off the sticker may have been.

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When we got our new Roo 23IKSS dry weight in the yellow sticker says 5105, I then added 100#'s for two 20# bottles filled 80% and 80#'s for battery and another 50# for Jack then added the weight of our gear so I am at 5600# trailer dry with our gear. TW is under 900 #'s and I have a Camco Ez-Lift rated at 1000#. Total trailer is just over 50% of 2014 F150 Crew FX4 EB tow rate of 11,200#'s and I have no issues towing.


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I agree with you on using scales. It appears that PT at least included LP in their dry weight on yellow sticker. I verified that my dry ship weight did included all options as shipped. So any unaccounted weight now is gear and batteries. Either way I started the thread to show that they sure play it close to max weight especially in reference to my axle ratings. I'm not one of those people you see who pack the whole house into a TT and wonder why am I so heavy?
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I agree I put light minimal items in the RV , blankets, extra cloths, towels, min amount of cleaning supplies and we switched to paper and plastic instead of carrying dishes and washing them all the time. I also try not to load up the pickup bed too heavy. If we go away for a week and need more stuff sometimes we will just go to the local store and buy as we need items helps keep the truck and trailer safe on the trips and we have managed pretty well on using what we carry unless I bring a good amount of Firewood they I really watch the weight and distribution.


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