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Old 03-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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CAT Scale Numbers for 25' Safari

Since we took posession of our 25' Safari in mid February we've been trying to get everything in order for what we expect to be smooth sailing over the highways and byways of this country. Soooo...we loaded the TV/TT and headed for the scales with full propane, dog, wife, and 1/2 tank of fresh water.

I had set the DrawTite/Reece WD hitch to the wheelwell lip dimensions for a level TV and TT. Here are some numbers for anyone with a similar trailer who may find them of use:

TT and TV Individually:

Trailer Net = 6020# (1060# on the jack / 4960# on the tandem axles)

TV Net = 6480#

Hitched and level:

TV Steering Axle = 3260# (45%); TV Drive Axle = 3880# (55%)

Trailer Tandem axles= 5360#

Total Rig = 12500# (15000# GCVW allowed)

The weight tranfer from the TT to the TV totaled 660# (11%)

The wheelwell lip dimensions with the TV when settled just dropped by 1/2" in the front and 1" in the rear.

I have yet to weigh the TV's axles individually without the TT to pinpoint what % of the actual tongue weight (660#) is transfered to the rear axle. The Florida heavy rain this afternoon took care of that exercise. Next time.

This set up rides like a dream and it's easy to forget there's a trailer following me. We're heading out on our first adventure tomorrow for a few days. Wish us luck!
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