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Old 02-26-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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actual scaled weights

I'm thinking the published (UBW) numbers are significantly different from the 'put-it-on-the-CAT-scale-and-weighed-it-myself' number

like my suburban- the CAT scaled weight was nearly 1000 lbs more than published curb weight! (OK, there was 250lbs of gas... didn't wanna scale it with *that* tank empty)

does anybody have CAT numbers for their 30' s/o? 2008? tongue weight?

thanks!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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hi '4us and welcome to the forums!

not a slide unit but here is my early weigh in...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ers-17984.html

subsequent weigh inz yet 2b posted.

jcanavera has a 30 slide, but don't know IF he's ever scaled this unit.

he did however swap out the class 4 receiver and replace it with a class 5 on his 3/4 ton van.

with lp gas and packed, the tongue mass may be 1200-1300 lbs or more.

also knowing individual axle weights is useful, that's a lotta trailer on just 4 wheels...

and congrats on your new unit, POST SOME PICTURES of it soon...

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:40 AM   #3
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will do, thanks 2air

to date, i scaled only the hiched rig..

with a full fresh tank, batteries, and dual 30G LP tanks it scaled 7800#...

curious... since a/s publishes UBW at 7940#
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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If you weighed it hitched, then the Suburban should be 1000# heavier than the curb weight, and the trailer should be 1000# lighter than the expected 'loaded' weight.

The difference is the tongue weight. If you weighed them unhitched I think the numbers would be more in line with your expectations.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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no, no
i should have clarified...

i scaled the suburban all by itself.. no shank, cargo, or passengers...

on a different day, i scaled the whole rig..
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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i've not had the chance to scale *just* the a/s...

so is it possible to transfer weight *off* the trailer axles?
i thought (here i go) WD hitches leveraged weight to the steer axle, and to a lesser extent- back to the trailer axles

anybody scale their 30' s/o??
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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u no doubt, already understand this, but...

to expand on mark's note...

1. the tv has been scaled unhitched...

2. the trailer axle weight is measured at 7800 lbs while hitched...

3. IF the tv was also weighed (while hitched) during #2...

subtract the un-hitch tv weight from the hitched tv weight...

for an approximate measure of tongue weight, depending on spring bar tension.

keep asking and maybe someone will come along who's weighed a 30/slide...

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