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Old 05-16-2014
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Default New camper and weights

New camper 31.5 BHTS by Jayco.

Weights from CAT scale:

Steer axle 4720
Drive axle 8940
Trailer axle 4260
Gross combined 17920

Seems a little heavy. What do you guys think?
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I gross close to 25K with mine.

How is your drive axle so high? Mine has 3500 lbs of tongue weight and its a toy hauler. That would mean yours has close to 5k tongue. I think they drive is off. Plus your trailer axles seem really light. I think the weighed you weird.

You only have 1760lbs of tongue and only weigh 10000k unloaded with a gross of 11500. That camper is way good for you truck. Don't believe that ticket. No way is your drive that high.

After the math take another 4260 from your drive leaves you with 4680 subtract 1700 for tongue and you get 2980 which is probably close and add the steer you get 7700 lb truck which is really close if to the weight of an unloaded truck.

Hope all of this makes sense.
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That camper is designed to be 1/2 ton towable. With that weight you would be sitting on the bump stops.
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I had about 2-2.5 inches before the bump stops.

It pulled it like a dream, actually better than my the one I traded in. It was a 2006 jayco 30.5 BHS.
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I agree about the scales. No way that can be right.
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