Truck with box 5-26-07: 7780
Soon thereafter we added a fifth wheel hitch, and box which we filled up with tools.
That brought our total weight to 7,780 pounds.
Full Load* 08-23-07: S 4520 / D 5020 / T 7280 / G 16820
After we hit the road with or 24′ Arctic Fox trailer, we hit the scales with a gross weight 16,820 pounds.
Full Load* 10-06-08: S 4520 / D 5080 / T 7300 / G 16880
Over a year and a half later we were worried about being overweight. Had we overloaded the truck brakes? No. Were we still safely within our GVWR? Yes.
* Certified CAT Scale Weights: Steer Axle / Drive Axle / Trailer Axle(s) / Gross
All these miles and we’ve gained only 60 pounds. (In cargo weight, that is.) Probably even lost weight considering our water tank was empty when we first weighed in. Either way, I consider that pretty good load weight management after a year on the road.
Especially considering all those free clothes we picked up after the big charity yard sale in Silverton!