Thanks this will definitely help!There’s an awful lot more to it than that.
you need to know:
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of your 5th wheel. This is located on your 5ers vehicle information sticker and represents the maximum weight the trailer is designed to handle. When your 5the wheel is fully loaded with all gear, clothes, and stuff, it should always be below this weight but you can use this weight to plan with to give yourself some room to grow.
you need to know the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of your truck. This is on the door jamb sticker and represents the full weight of your truck, including all of the stuff and people you put in it. When fully loaded, your truck’s actual weight should always be below this number.
you need to know the actual weight of your truck. Load it up as you would travel, including all occupants and drive to a CAT scale and have the truck weighed.
subtract the actual weight from your truck’s GVWR. This number is how much capacity you have left to take in your truck bed.
you need to know your trucks Gross Combined Weight Rating. This number is located on the door jamb of your truck and represents the maximum amount of weight your truck can haul move, including its own weight.
- The GVWR of your 5er -plus- the actual weight of your truck should be less than 80% of your truck’s GVWR
- the actual weight of your truck -plus- the GVWR of your 5er must be less than your truck’s GVWR.
- the GVWR of your truck -minus- the actual weight of your truck should be less than 25% if your 5ers GVWR. This ensures the remaining GVWR capacity of your truck is able to the pin weight of your 5er being placed on the truck