Originally Posted by Mollysdad
I once attended an RV rally where a company weighed your rig. You stopped, they placed super thin scales by every wheel, you pulled up on them and they read each, then mailed you the results. It was well worth the small fee to have every tire's weight. It led me to determine the correct tire pressure.
A local SOB dealer did a seminar from RVSEF and they weighed trailers for free. I did this with my 27' Safari and found that with food, and clothing and our other camping supplies, my trailer weighed about 500 lb over the stated Airstream empty weight. Also found that my right rear tire was carrying about 45 more lbs weight than the rest of the trailer. That was the location of the double closet. Not quite sure why that specific wheel carried more weight since the closet actually sat over both axles and I didn't use the closet for anything other than clothes and an ironing board and a broom.
Bottom line I carry the same items today so it pretty much gives me the knowledge that I carry 500 lbs of stuff when we travel. Note that is with no liquids in the holding tanks. With my Classic and a full fresh water tank, we sit at about 9,100 lbs which for my year of trailer is at it's limits.
RVSEF does some good safety seminars and you can go to their site to see where they are performing their mobile weighing services. They usually see cases of wheel overload on Motor Homes. Typically the front wheels seem to have the most issues. Once you put in the driver, the wheel becomes overloaded.