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Old 07-23-2018, 06:08 PM   #11
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So here is the PDF of the CAT scale ticket for my truck today. This is with full tank of fuel, me in the truck, toolbox with tools, my FF gear and other junk in the backseat, spray in bed liner and the hitch rails, did not have the hitch in the bed but I did have a set of traction bars back there that are close to the weight of the hitch
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:11 PM   #12
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Kudos to you for going to the scale. Now you know what can be loaded on the hitch. Let's start with the factory figure of 1765. You and Momma will probably load about 900 to 1000 pounds of "stuff" eventually into the RV. When you upgrade a few years down the road that figure will increase dramatically. Loading it from front to rear, most will be at the axles or in front of the axles. That means that about (there's that word) 400 pounds will be added to the pin. Let's add about 150 pounds for battery and propane.
You're going to be about 600 or so pounds over according to the weights listed on your door pillar, but in line with the maximums on your tires.
It is your call. I would venture to say that the vast majority of members here have towed at one time or another over maximum. You certainly can put me in that category. I can neither condone nor disapprove of overweight towing. The most important idea is that you KNOW where you stand and act accordingly. And you took that step by going to the scale.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:41 PM   #13
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Using 20% of the GVWR gives me a 2770-lb pin weight. I will say that I do not take half of the house with me when I go camping like some folks. If I put a cooler or some firewood in the bed and have an empty rear axle weight of 3500-lbs, I’d be at 6270 on the rear axle, which is still well within my wheel/tire limits in my mind. Going by my math though, this means that my dad is right at or over his wheel/tire limit if his truck is even remotely close to my trucks weight. His wheels and tires both have a max weight rating of 3200-lbs a piece and a RAWR of 6100
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:01 AM   #14
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A lot of discussion here about your truck's RGAWR. It's very unlikely that the rear axle can be overloaded without exceeding the truck's GVWR, which is the truck's load limiting factor.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:47 AM   #15
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Yes, at 8160 as he weighed it and a 10k gross, leaves only 1840 for a fifth wheel pin weight before going over the 10k.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:20 PM   #16
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Really to close. The pin weight quoted is without accessories added to the trailer, and it doesn't take much to get over 20%. I would figure 25% to add a slight factor of safety. You are really close.

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