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Old 04-20-2016, 10:05 AM   #31
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Live with it.

How over will you be? Remember, your extra batteries won't be in the truck bed, they'll be several feet behind the bed. My true pin weight (no water, clothes, food) is 2,580 which incidentally FR said 2,302, and that's with four batteries, all the hoses, cables, everything I need to camp.

Hitched= Truck is 9,700 and the trailer is 9,500, total 19,200
Unhitched= Truck is 7,120, landing gear has 3,680, trailer axles have 8400, trailer is 12,080, pin weight is 2,580.

I'm 800 pounds away from my gross combined weight, but it drives well. Trust me, I tested it last year coming back from Bristol when this nimrod realized they nearly missed their exit. Between killing the brakes, swerving around her like I was in a slalom course and getting it back straight even being close to my gross it was rock solid.

It's obviously your call, but if all is well then roll with it. Set the batteries in place, plus whatever else, and go reweigh it. I bet you'll find your pin doesn't change as much as you think it will. Look at my landing gear weight vs pin weight. 1,100 pounds difference over a roughly six foot span.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:44 AM   #32
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I got my setup weighed at the frog rally by the RVSEF folks last year. As I recall them saying 56% of the 5th wheels that they weigh are over capacity in at least one area. I have a 40' Sanibel model 3601. The brochure numbers are ship weight 12,640#, CC 2,801 and pin weight 2,335. When I weighted like I was camping with everything and the wife and cat included my numbers were Truck weight 9,125 w/o camper 12,750 with camper for a pin weight of 3625#. The 5th wheel weighed 15,125# so 375# shy of 5th wheel GVWR. I was within limits for capacity across the board but shy of GCWR by only 250#. In my opinion it is best to not go over any of the capacity ratings. But going over the GVWR of a 5th wheel or over the payload capacity of the truck can be very bad. I would not be to concerned going over the GCWR by a little bit. But this is the engineer in me speaking here, numbers are there for a reason.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:28 PM   #33
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I wouldn't do anything until you get it loaded up, take it back the scales and see where you are at. Until then relax. More than likely you will be fine.


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Old 04-20-2016, 07:10 PM   #34
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On a side note....

I did notice, the nose a quite a bit higher than it was in the Ford....

The ram must be higher.


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Old 04-21-2016, 06:10 PM   #35
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My vote is not worry about it. I pull my 2015 36QBOK with a 2011 F250 SRW, no problems and hardly squats the truck.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:53 AM   #36
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My vote is not worry about it. I pull my 2015 36QBOK with a 2011 F250 SRW, no problems and hardly squats the truck.
I believe parts of Canada has rules against being over GVWR. It's different than here in the US where no such laws exist for non-commercial towing (as far as I'm aware).
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My vote is not worry about it. I pull my 2015 36QBOK with a 2011 F250 SRW, no problems and hardly squats the truck.

How far over gross are you running?


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Old 04-23-2016, 04:04 PM   #38
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We loaded our new 5er with all the stuff that stays in the 5er and brought to the CAT scales and had 3100 lbs pin. Now it's loaded for a two week trip and the pin is 2890. Guess having the bedroom and bath behind the wheels and the pantry, big fridge, and island over the wheels helps. Now I can encourage my wife to bring more shoes. There is very little storage forward of the axles in the front living floor design.
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