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Old 05-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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GVWR and axle capacity

So looking at toy haulers yesterday, we were looking at a Keystone Carbon 327. The sales guy points out the GVWR indicating how much stuff it could hold... I then asked about the indicated axle capacity.. He immediately said, "that axle capacity is a misprint, they're $8k axles".

GVWR was 16.5k
Axles (2-axle) were 7k each

Here's a look a a similar keystone: http://images.traderonline.com/img/3...mb_770x574.jpg

So I immediately pointed out the "misprint" on the axles too. That seemed to stump him...


Here's another one that seems to weigh in OVER axle capacity empty:
2013 Keystone RV Fuzion 375 Toy Hauler | All Stars RV | Dealer for Motorhome Service or Find Cargo and Horse Trailers For Sale

I don't understand:
1) How you can manufacture a trailer that's over allowed rating of the axles empty.
2) How you can provide a max gross weight that is significant excess of the axle capacity...

Or am I missing something?



Edit: pin weight!
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How much weight on the hitch? That would subtract weight from the axle.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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I find it interesting that the dealer gave a bs answer when he should have known to account for the pin weight.
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For sure, I'd switch to a different dealer.
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Salesman is dumb, obviously.

But, not all your weight is on the axles. You have weight resting on the landing legs and pin box.
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For sure, I'd switch to a different dealer.
For a different sales guy? That's hardly the worst mistake a sales guy has made... Had he said the axles were misprinted, then I probably would have walked...

Thanks for your help!
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My concern with a salesperson not knowing something that basic is after the sales support. Maybe it's nothing, but that's me. I want knowledgeable help so if I have a problem a salesperson can go to bat for me and know what he's talking about.
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My concern with a salesperson not knowing something that basic is after the sales support. Maybe it's nothing, but that's me. I want knowledgeable help so if I have a problem a salesperson can go to bat for me and know what he's talking about.

Absolutely. It's hard for a salesman to know more about a product than me when I'm obsessed about buying something. But, our XLR guy was on top of his game and had a direct line to the factory and got any questions answered (before and after the sale) within 10 minutes.
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