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Old 03-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Looking for Redwood Owners w/ SRW Diesel

Have a question only I trust a response from a redwood owner. I have a 2012 F350 SRW 4x4 Diesel and curious how many of you are satisfied pulling a Redwood w/ SRW Truck. Thank you.
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Here we go again. The Redwoods I have seen should be pulled with a dually to handle the pin weight.

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Check your pin weight. My new Alpine 3600RS with most of pots and dishes on board added 2540 lbs to my drive axle (pin weight) I have a DRW truck so I am still 3500 lbs below max of 9350 on the drive axle. Airbags will NOT help decrease pin weight which should be at least 20 % of gross weight. They will only help hold it up, not stop it!
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Check your pin weight. My new Alpine 3600RS with most of pots and dishes on board added 2540 lbs to my drive axle (pin weight) I have a DRW truck so I am still 3500 lbs below max of 9350 on the drive axle. Airbags will NOT help decrease pin weight which should be at least 20 % of gross weight. They will only help hold it up, not stop it!
That's incorrect...unless I'm misreading what you are saying, that 9350 is the axle capacity, not the cargo capacity.
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I don't own one be if you drive north on 101 pass Willits Ca there are
some people in that area that I'm sure own redwoods.
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That's incorrect...unless I'm misreading what you are saying, that 9350 is the axle capacity, not the cargo capacity.
I am quoting the numbers from a CERTIFIED CAT SCALE and the DOOR POST on my DRW truck.
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I am quoting the numbers from a CERTIFIED CAT SCALE and the DOOR POST on my DRW truck.
With all respect, the only numbers I've seen on a door post are the following:

GVWR
Front axle GAWR
Rear axle GAWR

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My empty numbers are front axle 5120 lbs, rear axle (drive on scale ticket) 3660 lbs, total weight 8780.
Truck & Camper front axle 5120 lbs, rear axle listed as drive axle on scale ticket 6140 lbs, trailer axles 10420 lbs, total weight 21680 lbs. quoting from the door decal, max front axle 5500 lbs, rear axle 9350 lbs, on my 5th wheel it lists max 6840 per axle for a total of 13680 lbs.
I wanted to state that there is no substitution for actually weighing both the empty truck AND the complete vehicle to check for any over weight situation. That includes any individual axle overload situation. The weight on any tire set must be within manufacturers specifications to prevent dangerous conditions!
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With all respect, the only numbers I've seen on a door post are the following:

GVWR
Front axle GAWR
Rear axle GAWR

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GVWR is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ie: carrying capacity or what the trucks 2 axles can weigh together
Front axle Gross Axle Weight Rating is the max scale weight of the front axle
Rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating is the max scale weight of the rear axle.
Exceding any of these numbers and being checked by a DOT Officer will result in an overweight ticket, and NOT MOVING THE VEHICLE until the situation is corrected in accordance with the laws of my state of North Carolina regardless of where your tag is issued! That is why it is important to check your weights on a segmented scale that breaks up each axle or group of axles in order to ensure compliance and safety. The scales that I used are certified for accuracy, and spaced to check the truck & trailer axles separately.
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Yep, when I weigh, it's typically at a truck stop, normally one with CAT scales.

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Using the 6140 scale drive axle loaded, and 3660 unloaded, gives you a pin weight of 2480. 9350 less 6140 loaded wt gives 3210, not 3500?
Just nit-picking...you are still in great shape for axle weight.
Having only 2480 PW with an axle weight of 13680 is surprising to me. My MS has 13400 on the axles with 4200 PW. Guess its axle placement on the frame.
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Have a question only I trust a response from a redwood owner. I have a 2012 F350 SRW 4x4 Diesel and curious how many of you are satisfied pulling a Redwood w/ SRW Truck. Thank you.
I am towing my Redwood 36FB with a 2011 F-450 DRW crew cab. Recently weighed at Escapees and was well within limits. Pretty sure I couldn't say the same with F-350 SRW drive truck. The only way to make sure is weigh it. It may pull it, but will it STOP it?
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Have a question only I trust a response from a redwood owner. I have a 2012 F350 SRW 4x4 Diesel and curious how many of you are satisfied pulling a Redwood w/ SRW Truck. Thank you.
When I was at the factory I was talking to one of the transport drivers. He pulls them all over the country with a gas 3/4 chevy with a 6 ft bed without a slider. He said he's never had a problem.

I have a 2011 F350 4x4 Lariet short bed. I have a 6000 Lb front axle and a 7000 back axle giving me 13000 lbs to play with. My truck weighs 8000lbs so I should be able to carry 5000lbs even though the paper work says 4000 lb cargo. My truck tires will handle 15000lbs.

I'll have my trailer in 2 weeks and I'll let you know how it goes. The pin weight on the Redwood I bought is 2660 empty. Most of the weight for the contents of the trailer goes to the axles but not all. I figure a real pin weight to be around 3100 I also ordered my trailer with G rated tires and disk brakes so I'm not worried about stopping the rig
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #14
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Let us know how it feels towing with single rear wheels. Good Luck.
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