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Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?
It is a 4 wheel drive.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #13
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Using the calculator you come up just short on that fifth with a 10% margin and 20% pin, feel free to change things and rerun it, below is the results.

Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator

Engine: 6.4L V8 turbo diesel
Cab: 4 door crew cab
SRW or DRW: It is a SRW truck
Gears: 3.73
Bed length: 8 feet

According to the door sticker:
GVWR: 11,500
Front GAWR: 6000
Rear GAWR: 7000

in addition
GCWR 23000
max loaded trailer weight 15200 (for 4x4)
payload 4250 ( 8 foot bed 4x4)
5th Wheel
GVWR 16050
dry pin 2330



Item Qty Units Weight (lb)* Weight (kg)*
Tow vehicle GVWR
Enter Gross Vehicle Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.


lb
kg
11,500 lb 5,216 kg
Tow vehicle GCWR
Enter Gross Combination Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.


lb
kg
23,000 lb 10,433 kg
Tow vehicle maximum loaded trailer weight rating
Enter rating as provided by vehicle manufacturer.


lb
kg
15,200 lb 6,895 kg
Tow vehicle maximum king pin weight rating
Enter rating as provided by vehicle or hitch manufacturer, whichever is less.


lb
kg
4,250 lb 1,928 kg
Tow vehicle RGAWR
Enter Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.


lb
kg
7,000 lb 3,175 kg
Tow vehicle GVW
Enter actual weight (Gross Vehicle Weight) of tow vehicle.


lb
kg
6,720 lb 3,048 kg
Tow vehicle RGAW
Enter actual weight of tow vehicle's rear axle (Rear Gross Axle Weight), without trailer attached.


lb
kg
Fifth wheel trailer GVW (or GTW)
Enter actual weight (Gross Vehicle Weight or Gross Trailer Weight) of trailer.


lb
kg
16,050 lb 7,280 kg
Fifth wheel trailer king pin weight
Enter actual king pin weight of trailer.


lb
kg
2,330 lb 1,057 kg
Safety margin
Enter a percentage (1 to 50) of the tow vehicle′s maximum ratings you wish to leave as a safety margin. Recommended margin is 20%.


Fifth wheel trailer king pin weight percentage override
Leave this box empty for the calculator to use the recommended 25% maximum as the king pin weight. Enter a percentage (1 to 50) to use as king pin weight instead. Recommended range is 15% - 25%.


Calculation Results Weight (lb)* Weight (kg)*
Maximum Trailer Weight
This is the maximum trailer weight based on the most restrictive tow vehicle ratings provided (maximum loaded trailer weight rating).

Trailer GVW exceeds Maximum Trailer Weight. The provided trailer GVW (or GTW) exceeds the calculated maximum trailer weight. You should either lighten the trailer or provide additional information for a more accurate calculation.
15,200 lb 6,895 kg
Maximum Trailer Weight with Margin
This is the maximum trailer weight based on the most restrictive tow vehicle ratings provided, reduced by a safety margin of 10%.

13,680 lb 6,205 kg
Maximum King Pin Weight
This is the recommended maximum king pin weight, based on 20% of the calculated Maximum Trailer Weight.

3,040 lb 1,379 kg
Maximum King Pin Weight with Margin
This is the recommended maximum king pin weight, based on 20% of the calculated Maximum Trailer Weight with Margin.

2,736 lb 1,241 kg
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #14
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Using the calculator you come up just short on that fifth with a 10% margin and 20% pin, feel free to change things and rerun it, below is the results.

Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator

Engine: 6.4L V8 turbo diesel
Cab: 4 door crew cab
SRW or DRW: It is a SRW truck
Gears: 3.73
Bed length: 8 feet

According to the door sticker:
GVWR: 11,500
Front GAWR: 6000
Rear GAWR: 7000

in addition
GCWR 23000
max loaded trailer weight 15200 (for 4x4)
payload 4250 ( 8 foot bed 4x4)
5th Wheel
GVWR 16050
dry pin 2330

Item Qty Units Weight (lb)* Weight (kg)*
Tow vehicle GVWR
Enter Gross Vehicle Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.

lb
kg
11,500 lb 5,216 kg
Tow vehicle GCWR
Enter Gross Combination Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.

lb
kg
23,000 lb 10,433 kg
Tow vehicle maximum loaded trailer weight rating
Enter rating as provided by vehicle manufacturer.

lb
kg
15,200 lb 6,895 kg
Tow vehicle maximum king pin weight rating
Enter rating as provided by vehicle or hitch manufacturer, whichever is less.

lb
kg
4,250 lb 1,928 kg
Tow vehicle RGAWR
Enter Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating as provided by tow vehicle manufacturer.

lb
kg
7,000 lb 3,175 kg
Tow vehicle GVW
Enter actual weight (Gross Vehicle Weight) of tow vehicle.

lb
kg
6,720 lb 3,048 kg
Tow vehicle RGAW
Enter actual weight of tow vehicle's rear axle (Rear Gross Axle Weight), without trailer attached.

lb
kg
Fifth wheel trailer GVW (or GTW)
Enter actual weight (Gross Vehicle Weight or Gross Trailer Weight) of trailer.

lb
kg
16,050 lb 7,280 kg
Fifth wheel trailer king pin weight
Enter actual king pin weight of trailer.

lb
kg
2,330 lb 1,057 kg
Safety margin
Enter a percentage (1 to 50) of the tow vehicle′s maximum ratings you wish to leave as a safety margin. Recommended margin is 20%.

Fifth wheel trailer king pin weight percentage override
Leave this box empty for the calculator to use the recommended 25% maximum as the king pin weight. Enter a percentage (1 to 50) to use as king pin weight instead. Recommended range is 15% - 25%.

Calculation Results Weight (lb)* Weight (kg)*
Maximum Trailer Weight
This is the maximum trailer weight based on the most restrictive tow vehicle ratings provided (maximum loaded trailer weight rating).

Trailer GVW exceeds Maximum Trailer Weight. The provided trailer GVW (or GTW) exceeds the calculated maximum trailer weight. You should either lighten the trailer or provide additional information for a more accurate calculation.
15,200 lb 6,895 kg
Maximum Trailer Weight with Margin
This is the maximum trailer weight based on the most restrictive tow vehicle ratings provided, reduced by a safety margin of 10%.

13,680 lb 6,205 kg
Maximum King Pin Weight
This is the recommended maximum king pin weight, based on 20% of the calculated Maximum Trailer Weight.

3,040 lb 1,379 kg
Maximum King Pin Weight with Margin
This is the recommended maximum king pin weight, based on 20% of the calculated Maximum Trailer Weight with Margin.

2,736 lb 1,241 kg
Thanks for running the numbers, you just saved me some future grief and probably some money too. This will really help me focus in on what 5th wheel we'll pick out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #15
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You are welcome
save the link to the calculator and you will be able to work yourself through the process, there is also some good tips on matching the TT and TV on that site.

Happy shopping
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