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Old 07-18-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Weighing the 8282WS

Well I finally came across a CAT scale while on vacation and weighed the 8282ws......that explained a lot...and we were almost completely unloaded at the time.
You really can't believe anything the manufacturer says about pin weight...

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Old 07-18-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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Ouch - isn't the GVWR of the rear axle 4150lbs?
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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Ouch - isn't the GVWR of the rear axle 4150lbs?
yup...I just got back from a 3000+ mile trip, and it drove great, but I can't continue like this.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Exactly the same problem I have - My front axle is a bit heavier because of the diesel but rear is just about the same. (8285WS)

GVRW is 9300 with 7000lbs of axle - axle weight is now about 6900lbs - tongue weight 1800lbs for a total of about 8700lbs - Where do I put the additional 500 lbs??
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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Joe. Disregard. I see the previous post now. Duh!
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:39 AM   #6
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That's quite a time lapse between weighing the truck empty and weighing it hooked up. Was passengers, fuel, gear, hitch in the truck the same for both weighings? The rear axle weight is real but it may not just be pin weight depending on your answer to the above. Either way you'll have to put the camper on a diet especially if you're that close to it's GVWR and it wasn't fully loaded.

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Old 07-19-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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In 2013 I weighed the truck after installing the hitch and airbags with full gas, but the area I live in made it very difficult to get to the local CAT scale with the 5er. I stumbled upon a CAT scale on our way home from Niagara and received the offending results. I've been suspicious of the pin weight ever since FR came out with new weights for the 2014's without a floor plan change on the 8282ws ( I purchased in 2013, but it was a build so it came in 2014).
Cooler in the bed of the truck; wife, daughter and dog in the truck; there is practically nothing in the camper, including an empty basement, on the second weigh. No matter how you do the math, this thing has a 1750-1800lb pin weight and is being sold as 1184lbs (2013) (then magically increases to 1324lbs without a floor plan change for 2014).
Very disappointing to say the least. It pulled great, but the South Carolina expansion joints had me bouncing pretty bad......I'm going to have to make an adjustment, either RV or tow vehicle for sure...
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JoeMazz, did you add a 2nd A/C?
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JoeMazz, did you add a 2nd A/C?
It came with dual ac 50 amp service.
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From my understanding, the 1324 pin weight was without the 2nd A/C or any other upgrade features...
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