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1L243

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Posted: 07/06/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should combined axle weight be greater than rated GVW? In my case my axles are rated at 4400(x2) 8800 and my GVW is 9680.


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For a trailer, some of the weight is carried by the tongue. Your axles would appear to be a little bit under their weight ratings when the trailer is at its gross vehicle weight rating.

For a car or truck or motorhome, the sum of the axle weight ratings should not be less than the GVWR. Often but not always they will be higher, giving some flexibility in weight balance when loading to the maximum rated load.





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You have to take your tongue weight off of that amount. Not sure the % of GVW on a TT.


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Too close for my comfort.


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YOu have a problem.

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If your tongue weight is 880lbs or less you should be okay WRT GVW. You still need to weigh your axles, then just tongue, to make sure. TT tongue weight should be within 9-15% of your actual towed weight.


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My tongue weight runs around 1400#

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DrewE wrote:

...For a car or truck or motorhome, the sum of the axle weight ratings should not be less than the GVWR. Often but not always they will be higher, giving some flexibility in weight balance when loading to the maximum rated load.

I've seen up to a 500-lb difference between the GVWR and sum of the GAWRs on a MH. the difference is almost always the max tongue weight.


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What happens when you park the trailer and disconnect it from your Tow Vehicle ? Then your exceeding the GVW for sure.

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ppine wrote:

What happens when you park the trailer and disconnect it from your Tow Vehicle ? Then your exceeding the GVW for sure.


Not really since the tongue is still supported independently of the axles.


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