Originally Posted by cadman99
I am having a similar problem with a 8285WS (used 2008 fifth) . Gross weight is supposed to be about 9300lbs. However the axles are 3500lbs each (7000 total) and the tires are rated at 1820 each. If you load to 9300lbs no way you are going to get under 7000lbs. They way mine sits if I load 9300lbs with the current tongue weight I will be at 7500lbs.
The cabinet sticker subtracts the propane weight (55lbs per cylinder) and the fresh water weight and then lists the maximum cargo weight. It may be that the salesman (or specs) are using that number when quoting. However their specs say 962 cargo weight with no mention of water. 36 gallons of water will be 295lbs leaving 660lbs of cargo. Better travel light and no water inhe holding tanks.
Also check the tire loading.
Remember your truck carries part off thst load via the fifth wheel hitch.
For example my trailer has 2 6000 lb axles for 12,000 lbs my trailers gvwr is 14,000 so the truck carries the extra 2,000lbs.
Clear as mud ?
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