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Old 10-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #11
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PDC, I knew you replaced the Axle. This forum format is really messing with me. I was thinking you were a new vibe owner I hadn't talked to yet and then I noticed we have been chatting about the table all along.
I'm a forum newbie.
I'll see if I can remember to take a pic of the weight door tag and attach it to a post reply to you tomorrow.
Kindest regards to you and yours PDC!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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Don't forget when you calcuate the weight on a trailer The manufacturers empty weight is usually before options are added. My PUMA stated from the mauufacturer empty was 9200 lbs, but was actually closer to 9800lbs with options. Actual weight on a scale loaded to go camping is most important. The gross weight is more important to you. Also the weight on the axle is not the total weight of the trailer. Several hundred pounds are on the hitch. Again my trailer has two 6000 lb axles gross is over 14,000 but I am not over weight on the axles as 3000 lbs are on the hitch (in my case pin, 5th wheel). Good Luck
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #13
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Don't forget when you calcuate the weight on a trailer The manufacturers empty weight is usually before options are added. My PUMA stated from the mauufacturer empty was 9200 lbs, but was actually closer to 9800lbs with options. Actual weight on a scale loaded to go camping is most important. The gross weight is more important to you. Also the weight on the axle is not the total weight of the trailer. Several hundred pounds are on the hitch. Again my trailer has two 6000 lb axles gross is over 14,000 but I am not over weight on the axles as 3000 lbs are on the hitch (in my case pin, 5th wheel). Good Luck
You are correct, Oaklevel however in my case the VIBE 6504 GVWR is at 3795 lbs. (Dry Weight of delivered trailer was 3450 lbs, ---- I actually weighed it at 3500 lbs empty). Even with minimal cargo I am weighing in at close to 3800 lbs. Tongue weight just over 300 lbs, which puts me at about 3500 lbs on a 3500 lb rated axle. (too close to the rating for me).
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