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Old 08-08-2020, 08:37 AM   #21
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2022 Interstate 24X
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First experience at the CAT Scale for me today, using the app was extremely quick and easy.

I only did 2 passes. (1) empty truck with just me and a full tank of gas, and (2) truck with me and the trailer attached with WD hitch. We're leaving in the morning, do you think we should do another weigh on the way out or not? Difference would be wife, 2 big dogs, and a couple coolers in the truck (350 lbs est). Trailer is pretty much fully packed except a few small items.

(1)Empty truck + me + full tank gas
*Steer axle: 3320 lb
*Drive axle: 2420 lb
*Trailer axle: 00 lb
*Total axle: 5740 lb

(2)Empty truck + me + full tank gas + trailer
*Steer axle: 3260 lb
*Drive axle: 3200 lb
*Trailer axle: 5020 lb
*Total axle: 11480 lb

Truck specs:
GVWR: 7200 lb
GAWR Frt:3800 lb
GAWR RR: 3800 lb
GCWR: 15000 lb
Curb Wt: 5478 lb
Payload: 1722 lb
Conv Twr: 9300 lb
Tongue Wt: 930 lb
Hi

Next question is: what's it look like with the truck loaded and ready to go camping? Right now you have pulled weight off the front axle, Thant's not usually recommended. You still have some "room" on the truck. No spec on the trailer mentioned so no idea if it's got any room or not ...

Loading things up may put weight back on the front axle or it may not. If it was me, I'd crank the WD a bit.

For us, by the time we add the dogs, people and other stuff to the truck, that's right around 1,000 pounds (they are big dogs )

Bob
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:41 PM   #22
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Hi

Next question is: what's it look like with the truck loaded and ready to go camping? Right now you have pulled weight off the front axle, Thant's not usually recommended. You still have some "room" on the truck. No spec on the trailer mentioned so no idea if it's got any room or not ...

Loading things up may put weight back on the front axle or it may not. If it was me, I'd crank the WD a bit.

For us, by the time we add the dogs, people and other stuff to the truck, that's right around 1,000 pounds (they are big dogs )

Bob
Thanks! Forgot the trailer itís 4761 base weight, 1239 carrying capacity, 6000 total. 664 hitch weight including Lp + batteries (this is spec sheet not self measured)

After reweigh with everybody fully loaded I got this:
Steer 3440
Drive 3460
Trailer 5080
Total 11,980

The truck and trailer sit great. Trailer is level and truck is not sagging. Truck handles well I just want to make sure to get it as safe as possible, or rather not be taking unnecessary risks!
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:51 PM   #23
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Hi

Water tanks full or empty in the trailer?

Fresh water full / rolling down the road *is* something people do. I do it all the time. Fresh water full / waste tanks full is unusual. We've done it a couple times.

Bob
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