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Old 01-26-2016, 04:22 PM   #1
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Took delivery today

Today was the big day. Took delivery of your new 2016 Palomino Columbus 381FL. Truck pulled it like a dream. I mean I could tell it was back there but no issues getting up to 65. Of course I wanted to be safe so the first stop was the scales. Now I will say the first one I stopped at I screwed up and pulled too far forward. The guy barely spoke English so I just took the numbers and then reweighed it when I got home. Now these weights are straight after leaving the dealer. There is nothing in the trailer. We never haul water/grey/black either.

First weigh:
Steer Axle: 10720
Drive Axle: 00000
Trailer Axle: 10480
Gross Weight: 21200

2nd weigh:
Steer Axle: 4600
Drive Axle: 5780
Trailer Axle: 10500
Gross Weight: 20880

Tires on the trailer are "Westlake" ST235-80-16 and Sumec Wheels. I cannot find anything stamped on the wheels for maximum air pressure.

TV tires are Nitto Terra Grappler G2 LT305-55R20. Maximum weight is 3195 lbs at 65 psi.

Of course weight and tires are my concern now. What are you guys thoughts on weight and tires?
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:26 PM   #2
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Forgot to add the photo of course...
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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Took delivery today

Beautiful truck and even nicer rv!!

About the weight, I'll let the 5'er experts weigh in on that! (Pun intended).

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Old 01-26-2016, 04:37 PM   #4
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Took delivery today

Do they make your tv tire in a E ?
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:43 PM   #5
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Not that I am aware of. Those are 20's and I could go to 18 inch Michelin LTXs and they would be 3525 a tire.
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Great looking combo! Congrats!
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:43 PM   #7
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WOW! Nice! I was reading your weights going "dang that's heavy wth is that...?" then saw the pic! Super nice big ole' 5er you got there!
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:10 PM   #8
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Couple more from today

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Nice, congrats!
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:56 PM   #10
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NICE OUTFIT!

I am far from the weight police but to answer your question, you are probably over your Truck's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Combination Vehicle Weight.
My 2011 2500 Duramax has these ratings:
GVWR - 9900 LBS.
FRT AXLE - 5200 LBS.
REAR AXLE - 6200 LBS.
Advertised Trailer Max = 17,300 LBS.

These are visible on the inside of your door and stated quite clearly as to what YOUR truck is rated for. Assuming it hasn't changed much since 2011, given the above numbers and your scaled numbers you are already over without loading.

Up to you if you want to worry, you will get varied opinions on many forums. I'm aware that we are close but not losing sleep over it. 98% of our towing is currently in the prairies and the truck handles it like a complete dream. If we choose to head out across the country then I'll review the weights and maybe address it. Others will tell you that you have to have a Peterbilt or a Freightliner to pull that trailer.

But, you did ask
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