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Old 12-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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My weights from the CAT scales

I did not weigh the truck solo since I was most interested in axle weight of the 5th wheel. Anyway I was kinda surprised at the front axle weight.

Can you post your weights so I can feel ok with my weights, especially front axle.

Here are my weights:

Steer Axle - 5,120
Drive Axle - 6,980
Trailer Axle - 11,060
Gross - 23,160

* I was happy to see the trailer axles were not overloaded.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Other people's weights have nothing to do with yours. The question is what are your axles rated for and how does that compare to your weights? What truck do you have?
My '05 Chevy dually is rated for 4,800 on the front axle so your weight would indeed be too much for my truck but what does that prove?
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, need more info. If you have a 1/2ton...whoops.
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Oh - I meant to say the truck is a 2012 F-450 with both the snowplow package and the camper package.
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I would assume the snow plow package upped your front axle weight.

I'd love to see a picture of you pulling the trailer with a snowplow on the front. That would be a hoot!!
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ROFL - I might just try a snowplow pic with the 5er attached. That might end up as a youtube with a lot of hits..
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ROFL - I might just try a snowplow pic with the 5er attached. That might end up as a youtube with a lot of hits..
I'd bet it would go viral on YouTube if you could actually get a shot in the snow with it.
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I did not weigh the truck solo since I was most interested in axle weight of the 5th wheel. Anyway I was kinda surprised at the front axle weight.

Can you post your weights so I can feel ok with my weights, especially front axle.

Here are my weights:

Steer Axle - 5,120
Drive Axle - 6,980
Trailer Axle - 11,060
Gross - 23,160

* I was happy to see the trailer axles were not overloaded.
Here are mine:
Truck with 60 gallons additional diesel
steerage 4,880#
drive 4,120#

Excel (No washer/dryer/generator-with 4-6volt batteries/inverter) with about 25 gallons water/gray and black empty.

Pin-3,740#
Front axle -5,680#
Rear axle 6,020#

Excel and truck 24,420#
Truck rear axle hooked up 7,860#
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Your front axle should be rated for 6000lbs, you're well under that.
The snowplow package is stiffer coil springs and a 200 amp alt, not necessarily much heavier without the plow.
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