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Old 08-21-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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Weighty issue

I have been reading the various threads regarding TV weights and 5er weights and am wondering if I am understanding correctly. I stopped at an unmanned weigh station a few weeks ago and got these readings. They all appear to be in KG, the red light on the scale says so but if I multiply by 2.2, those are weights I did not expect.

TV itself
Front - 4720
Rear - 3220 - - Gross 7940

TV attached
Front - 4720
Rear - 5440
Trailer - 9220 - - Gross 19380


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Old 08-21-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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Either I don't understand (probable) or something is amiss. That gives you a 11,500 lb pin weight!!!

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Old 08-21-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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Yeah, me too.

If those weights were in pounds, I think things are close???
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key numbers are

So your trailer pin weight is 2220 and GVW is 10160. Loading of the truck and trailer will cause these number to change, of course.
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Using TowingPlanner.com, here's what I come up with:

Gross Combined Weight View: 19,380
Truck Weight (hitched): 10,160
Truck Weight (truck only): 7,940
Camper Weight: 11,440
Pin Weight: 2,220
Pin Weight Percentage: 19.4 %

Looks like pounds to me.

What make/model camper and what truck?
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�� whew. I was hoping so but the little light by KG in each picture threw me.

TV - 2001 Ford F-350 Superduty
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Ok, I stopped panicking.

I just looked at the NADA spec sheet here http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2001/Ford/F350-Super-Duty-Pickup-1-Ton-V8/Crew-Cab-Lariat-4WD/Specs

And the TV seems good. I am looking for the GVW on the sticker on my 5er. Picture on iPhone too small. It seems it is slightly over 10,100. Specifics will follow.
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Ok, I stopped panicking.

I just looked at the NADA spec sheet here 2001 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW Crew Cab Lariat 4WD Specs and Performance | Engine, MPG, Transmission

And the TV seems good. I am looking for the GVW on the sticker on my 5er. Picture on iPhone too small. It seems it is slightly over 10,100. Specifics will follow.
Ok, now saving this picture to my iPhone where I can get to it at any time because I was way over what I remembered.
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Ok, now saving this picture to my iPhone where I can get to it at any time because I was way over what I remembered.
The photo did not upload. This is frustrating.

The photo is from the side of the 5er stating the GVWR of 13670. The GAWR/PNBE for the axles is 6000 lbs front and rear.

I have so much to learn.
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So your trailer pin weight is 2220 and GVW is 10160. Loading of the truck and trailer will cause these number to change, of course.
I expect them to change but I will be more at ease after a couple of thousand miles towed and several dozen camping sessions.

Thank you.
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Thanks to all of you.
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But why did it upload two?
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