Originally Posted by mrnoyb
I'm calculating available payload for a new gas GM Silverado 2500HD 2WD and have accurate weights for everything except hitch weight. I realize the actual amount will depend on CAT Scale results but is the factory disclosed dry hitch weight of 1900 lb for this model anywhere close? The GVWR of the 293RKDS is 11995 lb. I only have 2700 lb available for hitch weight. The maximum fifth wheel hitch weight for the truck is 3000 lb. If it ends up higher, I'll either need to switch fifth wheel or truck. Neither option will be easy if I already own one or the other.
I can't quote specifics for your model but...
Our 351 RLTS had brochure weights of 10,685#/2,305#. The loaded CAT Scale results were 12,700#/3,020#.
Keep in mind that when analyzing your weights, don't use "available payload" as an indicator of how much pin weight you can tolerate. The payload is distributed over both axles (the rear axle will have more than the front). About 100% of the pin and hitch weight go directly on the rear axle.
Let's say you have a 2500# payload and have a combined hitch/pin weight of 2300#. You could find that even though you are under the payload limit you have exceeded the rear axle GAWR.
Scale weights of your TV will give you the exact load you can add to each axle. The pin is roughly 25% of the 5th's GVW.
The CAT Scale is your friend.
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