Trailer Weight Gain Report

rainbow over rig at oregon hatchery research centerTruck only 4-22-07: 7180
On April 22, 2007 our Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 weighed 7,180 pounds.

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

pile of free clothes after silverton yard saleAll 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!

7 thoughts on “Trailer Weight Gain Report”

  1. You’ve done a fantastic job on keeping your weight low. We’re going to have a hard time keeping ours down now that we have more room. I’m still trying to live by our motive of getting rid of something when we get something new.


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