Originally Posted by cadman99
Now my facts. I own a 30ft Rockwood Ultra-light. It's posted GVRW on the trailer is just about 9300lbs. Axles are 3500lbs. At this point it weighs 8800LBS total with about 1775lbs on hitch pin. I am right at axle capacity but around 500 lbs short of GVRW. I can load another 500lbs if it is directly over the pin which is right in the middle of the bed. Explain that to the engineers.
MAN! I really HATE it when the power quits in the middle of a long post.
So, from memory...
I think you have the wrong axles on your camper. Could you post your yellow sticker and a photo of your axle tags? Mine are here. Your GVWR looks to be 9250 pounds from the data I have been able to find on the internet.
My camper has a GVWR of 9129 pounds and has two 4,000 pound axles as OEM.
As you state, your axles (as you have them loaded) are over loaded by an average of 25 pounds. This sounds like no big deal until you realize the rear axle typically carries more load than the leading axle in most 5th wheels.
I would take that camper to the scales and try to position the camper's axles on 2 plates. It is hard to do since they are so close together.
I would also contact the manufacturer (Rockwood division) to see if there is a "silent" axle recall on your camper.
If I had your axles, I would be complaining too.
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