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Old 06-06-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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Calculating 5th Wheel Weight

My wife wants to know how many more pairs of shoes and clothing she can buy without putting our Cedar Creek 5th Wheel overweight.

From reading other posts, I think I got this right, just want verification.

The GVWR of the 5th wheel is 16,407 lbs
Two axles, each GAWR 7,000 lbs (I am not interested in side to side since I can't change that)
Maximum cargo weight 3489 lbs

Un hitched truck fully loaded weighs 9,920 lbs

Truck and hitch (RV wheels not on scale) 13,800 lbs

Truck and RV total 25,840 lbs

From those weights, I deduce my hitch weight is 3,880 lbs
My RV weight is 15,920 lbs

Therefore my wife can add 487 lbs of junk (GVWR minus RV weight)

Does that sound correct for those of you who "know"?

Fresh water tank full, holding tanks 1/2 each (holding tanks usually empty when traveling).
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:07 PM   #2
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your weights seem very similar to ours. last time i had the trailer weighed i had the following:

trailer weight 16,160
trailer gvwr 16,480
pin weight 3,580
truck only 9,040
truck and trailer 25,200
trailer front axle 6,260
trailer rear axle 6,360

i was under all of the weight ratings for both truck and trailer. it looks like you have a bit more pin weight but that may be because we have the front living room model and we really don't store much up in the front.
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