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Old 10-03-2016, 04:19 AM   #1
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Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL Weights

Well I finally got a chance to weigh the rig yesterday on the way home from our trip... this was a short trip, so we were not packed heavy and as we were on the way home, we had eaten most of the food....

I hope these numbers help someone down the road looking a similar 5er and the proper TV for a 5er of this size!

Truck empty: full of fuel, hitch in
Front axle: 5,200
Rear axle empty:3,740
Total truck: 8,940

Weight of family members (DW, mother in law, and 2 boys) 550 lbs

Total truck weight w/ family: 9,490

Cat scale results with trailer:
Steer axle: 5,420
Rear axle: 6,420
Trailer axles: 10,200
Total weight: 22,040

If my math works right:
Pin weight is: 2,350
Trailer weight is 12,550

As it works out then my pin weight is only 18%.... and I have a lot of stuff in the front bedroom and basement.
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What brand/model truck?
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Truck is a 2014 Ram 3500 DRW
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As it works out then my pin weight is only 18%.... and I have a lot of stuff in the front bedroom and basement.
You rounded down. Why not round up and get 19%? Or better yet, use the actual of 18.73%. That's about average for a 12.5k 5er wet and loaded on the road.

Larger and heavier luxury RV trailers can have over 20% pin weight, and some go as high as 24%. So if your dream trailer is a 39' Travel Supreme, be ready with a capable towing machine.
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