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Post Info TOPIC: Tow Vehicle & 5th Wheel Actual Weights


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Tow Vehicle & 5th Wheel Actual Weights


BTW ... I LOVE my new truck. There really isn't anything that smells any better than diesel exhaust and King Ranch Leather ... just sayin'!!

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Ron and Janice

 

2016 Ford F350, King Ranch, DRW, 3.73's, 4x4, CC, 6.7 Powerstroke, remote control air lift system

2017 K-Z Durango Gold 381REF (41 ft, 5 slides), MORryde IS, 8K Disc brakes, GY G114  LR H Tires, 27,320 lbs CGVW

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Got the airbags with the compressor and in cab remote controller with three memories (I'm using two of 'em ... One for loaded, one for unloaded). Pretty trick deal. Makes leveling the trailer pretty easy. I have 7" of bed rail to trailer clearance. This was definately the way to go ... thanks fellas for the good advice!!

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Ron and Janice

 

2016 Ford F350, King Ranch, DRW, 3.73's, 4x4, CC, 6.7 Powerstroke, remote control air lift system

2017 K-Z Durango Gold 381REF (41 ft, 5 slides), MORryde IS, 8K Disc brakes, GY G114  LR H Tires, 27,320 lbs CGVW

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I know this is a little old but I found a Michelin Tire Youtube video on obtaining individual wheel weights. This is the method I have used and was suggested by MarkS.

youtu.be/Wb7W-nRAPrk

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Ron and Janice

 

2016 Ford F350, King Ranch, DRW, 3.73's, 4x4, CC, 6.7 Powerstroke, remote control air lift system

2017 K-Z Durango Gold 381REF (41 ft, 5 slides), MORryde IS, 8K Disc brakes, GY G114  LR H Tires, 27,320 lbs CGVW

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Double/Tripple towed recently. Cat scale with 4 adults in cab plus their personal belongings in RV. We traveled from SoCal to Scottsdale, AZ n back for bike week. Did not feel any different with MC trailer attached.

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2015 RAM/Cummins/Aisin/4.10's/3500Dually

2016 Mobile Suites 39TKSB3 "Highly Elited"

32,950# combined



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ahull wrote:

2016 F450 Truck Hitch, Myself, & Full Fuel

Steer Axle - 5220

Drive Axle - 4360

Total - 9580

2016 F450 as above w/additional passenger & 2014 DRV 38 TKSB3

Steer Axle - 5420

Drive Axle - 7800

Trailer Axle - 13,340

Total - 26,560

Andy


Just got weighed with our full time living configuration.  I added about 100 lbs. to the truck in a generator, ladder, & a few misc. items so empty weight is a little heavier.  

2016 F450 & 2014 DRV 38 TKSB3 - Fully Equipped

Steer Axle - 5360

Drive Axle - 8560

Trailer Axle - 14,980

Total - 28,900

Other Numbers

F450 GVW - 13,920 (80 lbs under ... I know no one cares about this # but I put it in here)

Trailer GVW - 19,220 (220 lbs over)

Tongue Weight - 4240 lbs.

Tongue Weight % - 22.1%

Added Weight - ~2,340 lbs.

If ignoring GVW weights for both truck & trailer .... with trailer 8,000 lbs axles and 22% tongue weight (assuming balanced left to right) you could technically go to 20,500 lbs Trailer GVW.  This would add 270 lbs to the truck drive axles bringing the total to 8,830 lbs and the trailer axles to 15,990 lbs.  So in my case the trailer axles will max out before the truck drive axles but I tow essentially empty by myself except for a Yamaha 2000i generator, ladder, gas can, & a few other maintenance items for the truck.  This would change significantly if there were 4 or 5 passengers and/or other gear (see Cummins previous post)

Andy



-- Edited by ahull on Monday 22nd of May 2017 10:41:27 AM

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