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Old 05-16-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question Axle weight

I have not had trouble for over a year traveling in my 35' Renegade with a 30' stacker trailer. But in Utah last April I was told to go back to the port of entery and have my RV and trailer weighed. That's when the axle weight came into play. I was chewed out by the officer at the port for being 2,250 lbs over weight on the rear axle of the RV. They let me go with a warning not to come back to Utah until the problem is corrected. I have been weighing my RV and have found that without the trailers extra weight I am still right at or just over the 20,000 rear axle limit. Is anyone else having this issue. Here in California the CHP told me that they do not check RV weight but if I was involoved in a accident and it was determined I was over weight legal action could be taken. This has caused me to stop driving the RV don't want the problems. Is this a common issue with anyone else.
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How much tongue weight with the trailer loaded? If you are at max axle weight without the trailer I would talk to Renegade? You might also look into the Trailer Toad, it may resolve your issue?

You might move this to the Motorhome Toad & Towing section, may get better response from there?
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It's very easy to overload a single rear axle coach, even more so with a stacker trailer. I always kept an eye on my rear axle weight on our 38' coach.

Different manufacturers hit those limits in different ways, generally the front is overloaded.

I'm very surprised you even got checked.

Now that we switched to a tag coach I don't even worry about it.

There are several companies that make a pull hitch, I'll see if I can find some links.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info and help. And yes it seems a single rear axle on todays RV's is either over the limit or very close to the limit .
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