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Old 04-15-2015, 12:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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18K GVWR 5er behind a SRW truck. Yikes!

Dude, your way over weight...

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Old 04-16-2015, 02:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I hate to bust your bubble, but I can tell you right now that you will be overloaded with that truck and trailer combination. Let me know what the numbers say, but my guess would be the GVW of the truck(loaded) will be between 11,500 and 12,500# and the RAW of the truck(loaded) will be over 7000# Both numbers are over the manufacturers specs.
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Hate to disappoint ya, but you're not busting my bubble. I'm pretty damn sure I'm overloaded, hence the trip to the scales to get the exact numbers. I'm certainly not wasting my time & money making a trip to the scales just for the heck of it. I'm not gonna make it over there this week tho, weather has been real crappy here the past couple days. I'll wait until it's a bit nicer outside. I'll definitely post a pic of the two weigh tickets after I have it done. Real curious as to what the actual numbers are. Hopefully not to scary - LOL !!

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18K GVWR 5er behind a SRW truck. Yikes!

Dude, your way over weight...
Ya think ?? I'm pretty damn sure I am & I want to see the actual numbers. Being overloaded is never a good thing, I just hope the numbers aren't to scary. We'll see.....
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I'm glad that you realize that you are over, a lot do not. I don't blame you for waiting for better weather, no sense in yucking both truck and trailer up when you don't have to. I am curious as to what your number are. My trailer has a 16,400# GVWR and truck is 11,400# GVWR that is why I know what the weights are. with 2 of us in the truck, and about 1/2 tank of fuel in the aux tank and the trailer loaded for a long weekend with about 30 gal of fresh water 23,500# gross, 12,500#trailer, 6600# rear axle, 4400# front axle. This put the truck about 8000# and the trailer about 15,500# Now that I am full timing I am right at the 16,400 and around 11,500 on the truck, I haven't been to the scale since I became a full timer, but will at the first opportunity.
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Don't feel too bad when you find out you are overloaded. When I hook up to my 11,500 5er fully loaded with fuel and extra water, and either a boat on the back or a horse trailer with two horses I max out at 26000. For legality sake, we will leave it at that, because any heavier and I am out of compliance for my driver's license. At any rate, my rear axle typically scales between 6400 and 7000 depending on how much fuel I have in my aux tanks. My front axle is usually around 4500 which puts my gross at close to 11,500 for a 9200 lb rated truck. In my opinion, the biggest risk is the tires. Keep them inflated to max or slightly above and check for heat build up. I am running 285's rated at 3750lbs each for extra capacity. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good working condition, because without them you are in big trouble. When I tow doubles, all of my brakes work.
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