Originally Posted by OK3wire
I have a 2016 Roo19 Hybrid with two Dexter Torflex axels in tandem. The trailer GVWR is approximately 4800 pounds. I had a question regarding the axel weight ratings. A Dexter representative told me my axels are Dexter #9 Torflex axels, each rated for 2200lbs. according to the manual. I'm confused because the GVWR is 4800 lbs. Can someone please explain to me why the trailer GVWR is 4800 lbs, but the sum of the axel ratings are only 4400lbs? Does the fact that the tow vehicle bears some of the trailer weight through the hitch have something to do with it?
Thanks in advance for the info. Fly Navy!!!
I looked at the specs for your trailer. It currently shows a UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)
of 3654# that is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include
cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
The current cargo capacity is 1140#. When you add that to the GVW 3654 you get 4794# which should end up being the GVWR. From the 4794# you have to subtract the published hitch weight of 394# leaving 4400# to be carried by two 2200# GAWR axles. That’s the math the manufacturer must use on all RV trailers, GVW + CCC - hitch weight equals or exceeds GVWR. Any options the dealer installs will be deducted from the cargo label if the weight exceeds the regulations allowances.