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Old 04-07-2019, 07:21 AM   #1
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Scales and first time pulling loaded

Well we made our first fully loaded trip with the new Toyhauler. pulled it down to Bandera, tx for a bike rally. Right at 8hrs travel time for us. Pulled with 2017 Ram 2500 Cummins with factory 5th wheel setup. Used the BW ram puck 5th wheel hitch without any problems. Prior to leaving I upgraded all the trailer tires to new F835 14ply tires, big difference in quality!!!!! Originals had less than 900miles on them. Also used new pressure monitoring system and balanced with the commercial balance beads.
Loaded two Harley Roadglides and golf cart in the garage. The one pic is of picking Toyhauler up 2 months ago in Ohio. First weight is truck full of fuel with 5th wheel hitch already in bed. 2nd is Toyhauler w/ 50gal water and 10gal fuel without bikes/golf cart. 3rd it fully loaded w/ bikes/golf cart, 50gal water, 10gal fuel all food etc ready to roll. With the toyhauler Empty it put rear axle over mfg recommended weight by about 180lbs, but well within what the axle and tires are rated for so donít need the weight police haha. But once loaded the bikes/golf cart in the garage it actually unloaded some of the weight from the truck. Towed great and got little over 9mpg keeping between 60-65mph on the Texas highways. Towed way better than my bumper pull 25ft Toyhauler and new one weighed almost twice as much. Towing my old bumper pull Iíd get 11mpg this 40ft dropped it to 9.5mpg, man that Cummins can pull!!!
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Looks like with the toy loaded, you’re right at 15% of your camper’s total weight.

2,600 pounds of pin weight, 17,320 lbs of camper weight.

Looks like you’re over on truck’s GVWR by 820 pounds but as you said, under on the axle ratings.

I’m surprised your unloading the steer axle by 80 lbs. Do you have any adjustment with the hitch that you could push it forward at all?

Without the toys, I looks like you’re at 3,260 lbs. of pin weight (23.3%) and 14,000 lbs camper weight.

What’s the trailer’s GVWR?

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Old 04-07-2019, 10:28 PM   #3
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I was surprised it unloaded the front also but also could be where parked on scale the first time and I did the first weight the day prior. I can always play with air pressure in air bags, but really it hauled great! I do have adjustments on hitch but then I’d be pushing limits when Turning and hitting the cab on sharp turns possibly. I still have to install my 2nd AC in bedroom so that’ll add few more pounds hitch weight. Going to keep it like it is for now and get more miles on it.
And trailers GVWR is 18K
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