Tire solution continued...
Thanks again, J8; I will leave my rack off and run up to a local scale and re-weigh for a second opinion, just to be sure. There is not much that I can move around other than the stuff on the rack (at least that weighs much).
Thanks also Gerry. My Michelins have two load recommendations embossed on the side; one says MAX LOAD SINGLE 2680 lbs (as yours indicates), then just below that it also says MAX LOAD DUAL 2470 lbs. I am assuming they recommend a lower load when used as duals because the load shifts to different tires when cornering.
Road Trip; what brand tire did you purchase and what is the load rating in lbs?
Thanks to everyone for the quick responses. Looks like I'll be giving the economy an infusion soon when I go tire shopping... :-)