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Old 05-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #31
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LOL these posts are so funny. Safe packing is what we aim for. I am stocking the trailer and now after reading this I am back outside to unpack. Last year way under weights; got brave and started REALLY packing. Must remember we are camping; not moving out of the house. :0
i like that, " camping, not moving out of the house" Travel safe.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #32
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That's the problem. The last time we packed the Creek we were moving out of the house. Still had enough left over to fill a 10x20 storage locker.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #33
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On the topic of Limoncello, what source do you use to maintain an ample supply? Like the Lemon flavor and believe it makes the best down time beverage.
I make it myself. See Italian Limoncello
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #34
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GVWR 13K WT 12610
GAWR F. 5250. Wt 5010
GAWR R. 9K. Wt 7600
GCWR 23500. Wt 25050
Pin wt 3920 (22.8%)
Axle 8K.
RF 3020, RR 2670, LF 3150, LR 3600. Total axle wt 12440 (77.2%)

TRLR Tire max 4805
TV Tire Max (dual) 2910
TV tire max (sgl) 3195

The two main issues are pin @ 3920 + hitch + cargo = w/in 500 of gross payload limit + 3% beyond nominal 20% hitch limit
GCWR is over limit
WOW, you're saying you had a 3920 lb pin weight? I can't say that I've seen a rig that heavy before.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #35
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It is totally amazing the good stuff that can hide in a trailer. We just did a clean up on our trailer that has been on a permanent site since 2007.
It had 7 - four cubic foot boxes and three lawn trash bags of good stuff( my wife said junk) that had trickled into the trailer over these years.
Maybe now I can get it up the 12 % grade to the logging road.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #36
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WOW, you're saying you had a 3920 lb pin weight? I can't say that I've seen a rig that heavy before.
Our RV diet reduced calculated pin weight to 3630 lbs with GVW of 15420 lbs. Pin is at 23.4% of the gross. Still to much in my book. This should improve some as we add an elect rear stabilizer @ 99.6 lbs. it will increase GVW but improves the weight on the pin slightly.
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Our RV diet reduced calculated pin weight to 3630 lbs with GVW of 15420 lbs. Pin is at 23.4% of the gross. Still to much in my book. This should improve some as we add an elect rear stabilizer @ 99.6 lbs. it will increase GVW but improves the weight on the pin slightly.
You will most likely still be "heavy on the pin" by design. You have a LOT of camper forward of the wheels. All that "forward storage" looks great on paper till you use it and find out you need a BEAST of a truck to carry it.
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You will most likely still be "heavy on the pin" by design. You have a LOT of camper forward of the wheels. All that "forward storage" looks great on paper till you use it and find out you need a BEAST of a truck to carry it.
Yea, in reality we are learning just how difficult weight shifting is. We are below design GCWR, GVWR, GAWR, & tire wt limits for both TV & 5er so I have to be satisfied w/ that.

Thanks for your insights & responses. Travel safe so that you will enjoy the journeys!
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