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Old 11-18-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Went to the scales: Voltage 3600

(Tried to post this to the weight thread but posting is no longer permitted due to elapsed time.)

Went to the CAT scales today with my Voltage 3600. Trailer is about 2/3 loaded with our 'stuff' that remains in the trailer in between trips. Trailer tanks are empty except for about 2/3 tank of water. Chevy 3500 DRW has full gas and me on board and new 91 gallon aux tank in bed with maybe 10 gallons in it.

Made 2 passes at the scales with and without the trailer.

Voltage: Pin wt: 3500, Axles wt: 13140, Total wt: 16,640

Chevy DRW with trailer: F. Axle wt: 4900, R. Axle wt: 7400, Total wt: 12,300

Combined weight: 25,440

Chevy without trailer: F. Axle: 4900, R. Axle: 3900, Total: 8800

Voltage GVWR: 19000
Chevy: GVWR: 13025, Payload: 4958 (per sticker)
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:53 PM   #2
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I'm thinking that with only 725 lbs, left in the truck GVWR, with only 10 gals in the aux tank and only you in the cab , if you fill the aux tank and carry other passengers, you're going to be over weight on the truck , particularly the rear axle; even without adding any more weight to the pin by loading more stuff in the trailer.
You didn't list the RAWR & FAWR or GCWR, in your post.
By the numbers you listed , it would appear that you, the 5er hitch and the aux fuel tank ( and any other items in the truck) have used up, 733 lbs of the listed payload.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Your Trucks Front axle weight remained the SAME both with and without the trl. I'd look and see if you could move the 5th wheel hitch forward at least 2" to transfer some of your weight to the front axle then you're not so close on rear axle max.
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