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Old 03-20-2016, 09:31 PM   #11
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Your weights are the same with and without bars connected? Did you mis-copy?
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:22 PM   #12
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Appears to be a CAT certificate reference oversight (I've done it) with the "2nd wt. without wt. bars hooked up" weights. One give away is that one would expect the Steer weight to drop below the truck only Steer of 3,440lbs.

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oops the 2nd weights should be

Steer 3000
Drive 3880
Trailer 4640
Gross 11,520
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:46 PM   #14
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oops the 2nd weights should be

Steer 3000
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Trailer 4640
Gross 11,520
Well I'm not one of the experts here but it appears that you have successfully transferred the weight to where it is supposed to be.
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Well I'm not one of the experts here but it appears that you have successfully transferred the weight to where it is supposed to be.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:02 PM   #16
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IMO you will be fine towing with your GM 1500 as long as you maintain your present loading habits.

Great job at the CAT scale......, more folks should make the same visit at least once!

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Old 03-21-2016, 12:06 AM   #17
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I have a 2010 GMC 1500 extended cab with standard box and a camper shell. We bought a 2005 25z jay feather last December and I wanted to check the tongue weight on the new trailer because I thought the numbers might be close. I towed the trailer from Phoenix to southern CA with no problems. I went to the scales the other day and weighed my truck empty since the yellow did not include the camper shell. My weight with full fuel is 5,410. Taking this weight from my 6,800 gross weight I am left with 1,390 for payload. My passenger weight is 600 LBS and my weight distribution hitch and weight bars add another 72 LBS leaving me with 718 LBS for tongue weight and anything in the back of the truck. The JAYCO web site shows the tongue to be 605 LBS. I am looking for a tongue weight of about 750 LBS or 13% of loaded trailer weight. This trailer has a gross weight of 5800 LBS. I will be over weight for the truck. Am I correct? Do I need to replace my 1500 with a 2500? At this point I can't put anything in the back of the truck. We are looking to lighten the trailer up by replacing the blocks that I carried in the Kiwi for the stablizers with plastic pads and reducing weight any where can. I plan on weighting the truck and trailer tomorrow to see where I am with the tongue weight and gross weights of the trailer and the truck. Thank for your advice.
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It looks like you may be ok, as long as mentioned, just watch what you do load in the bed.

We were in the same position, up to about 200lbs over the gvwr of our '10 Chevy 1500. But we had a fair amount of stuff loaded in the tt that my better half wanted in the truck bed. So as you can see by my signature, we now have a 2500HD, and then got a new trailer! Lol

I had considered removing the Century cab high topper, but that would have only got us down to the gvwr.

Adding airbags will not increase the axle rating in any way.

Good luck.
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