Playing the scale game
Getting ready to pull out on a trip Friday and had the rig all hooked up and loaded so I decided to make a run to the local scale just to see where I am on my weights. I knew I should have plenty of TV for my TT but till you weigh, it's all a guessing game.
Truck GVWR 10,000
Truck GCWR 22,000
Truck FAWR 5,200
Truck RAWR 6,100
Truck Tow Rating: 12,500
Trailer GVWR 10,000
Trailer (advertised) Dry Weight: 5,997
Trailer (advertised) Dry Hitch Weight 756 (12.6%)
Weights were taken with truck and trailer in traveling condition. Full fuel load, 2 occupants, WDH, all gear, luggage and groceries on board, 1/2 tank of water, black & grey tanks empty. I didn't axle the truck by itself, but prolly should have.
Front Axle: 4,380
Rear Axle: 4,380
Trailer Axles 6,340
Tongue: 1,020 (13.8%)
I'm surprised that:
My gross isn't heavier than it is,
My truck outweighs my trailer,
My front and rear axle weights came out identical.
I'm plenty good on my GCWR with 4,900 to spare
I'm ok on the FAWR with 820 to spare
I'm good on the RAWR with 1,720 to spare
I could probably ease up on the WDH some and shift some weight to the rear axle.
I'm a little high on tongue weight which would be a strike against easing up on the WDH.
I guess I'm all set.
"Cracker Box" 2007 Jayco Greyhawk 33DS on a Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak
"Yellow Hammer" 1982 Jeep CJ5 V-8 4x4 Tow'd