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Old 02-03-2011, 01:52 PM
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QuestionFor anyone familiar with truck scales

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I am trying to determine the empty weight of a trailer. I know this sounds like just basic math but am I missing something? I went to a truck stop in my F350 DRW 2wd and got these numbers on just the truck.

Steer axle 4500
Drive axle 3840

Total Gross 8340

Then i went and grabbed the 5th wheel and hooked it up and went back and got these numbers

Steer Axle 4540
Drive axle 6980
Traller axle 7860
Total Gross 19380


Now my question is does this means the trailer weighs 11040 pounds or does the trailer weigh 7860lbs? The sticker on it says MAX GVRW is 15000 and Emtpy weight is 7500 lbs, with this i assume the 7860 is closer to realistic but where does the 19380 total come from then? Thanks for the help on clearing this up.
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Does the trailer only have one axle?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:45 PM
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Your trailer weighs 11040 lbs. Gross of rig with trailer - gross of truck alone.
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Its a 40' triple axle Weekend Warrior toy hauler. I thought it was that simple as Truck gross-Total gross but DAMN if WW didnt undershoot the sticker saying 7500!! And the sticker says the 7500 includes both A/C's and generator. I am just dumbfounded that it could be 3500lbs off.
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Did you remember to unload your sandrail out of the trailer first???LOL

I'm just messin with ya, those weights don't surprise me at all. Never never never believe a chassis sticker for weight. I was over 13k with my rig towin my '75 F-250 rock crawler on my lightweight Parker open deck dovetail.
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I'd make sure your sticker matches your toy hauler model. Check weekend warrior's web site and compare those models with yours and recheck the numbers. You also have to add the axle weight to the hitch weight for the total.
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Yes, the sticker is for a 2002 SLC 3905. I unloaded everything except blankets and kitchen stuff before taking it to be weighed. that only leaves me 4000lbs until the trailers GVWR of 15000lbs. Add 750lbs for water 100lbs for fuel and i only have 3100lbs compacity remaining. I wanted to put my jeep inside as well. hmm time for a plan B.
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These things were built to carry motorcycles and 4 wheelers, not full size vehicles. The ramp door has a weight limit too. Check that before you try to drive a jeep up it. It'd be expensive to replace a ramp.
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