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Old 09-25-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Weighed my rig, this is what I have.

Truck:
2016 F250 CrewCab 6.75 bed, 4x4 with 6.7 oil burner

Fifth wheel:
2016 FR Wildcat 28SGX with a dry weight of 9085 lbs.
Hitch:
B&W turnball with an Andersen Ultimate Aluminium

While coming back from our first camp out I decided to fuel up and weigh my rig.

We are pretty much loaded up with what we intend to take camping. I do not have a weight for the truck unloaded.

Front axle: Rated capacity= 5200 lbs As loaded= 4820 lbs
Rear axle: Rated capacity= 6100 lbs As Loaded= 4960 lbs
Trailer axles: As loaded= 8060 lbs
Vehicle Gross Combined Weight Rating 23,500 As loaded= 17,840

So things look pretty good.
Front axle at 78% capacity
Rear axle at 81% capacity
GCVR at 75% of capacity


So all in all I think we are happy with what we have set ourselves up with.
Just need to make some travel plans....
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Looks fine and you have room for a larger trailer.
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Front axle: Rated capacity= 5200 lbs As loaded= 4820 lbs
Rear axle: Rated capacity= 6100 lbs As Loaded= 4960 lbs
Looks good, but probably not as good as you thought. Add the weights on front and rear axles and your GVW is 9,780 compared to GVWR of 10,000. So you're only 220 pounds away from being maxed out on payload capacity. You have unused payload capacity for maybe a few sticks of campfire wood and maybe more tools and a jack, but I wouldn't be thinking about a heavier trailer if you don't want to be overloaded. Your current trailer is just about a perfect match for your tow vehicle.
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75% of GCWR is a good place to be. All of your equipment will work well together while travelling, and your brakes aren't near maxed out.
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Not a big deal, but the front axle is almost 93% of capacity based on the stated numbers.
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Not a big deal, but the front axle is almost 93% of capacity based on the stated numbers.
Oopss....

Your math is better than mine...you are correct....
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