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06-20-2020, 07:25 AM
Kind of a newbie question... Iím researching various makes and models and have an axle weight question.
I understand GCVR-CCC=Dry weight.
Question is why do the manufacturers install axles that the GCVR exceeds?
For instance a 5er with a GCVR of 16,500 has 2x7,000 axles.
Isnít that extra weight over 14k a problem when youíre loaded up and going down the road?
(Or for that matter when youíre fully loaded and sitting at a campsite

06-20-2020, 07:57 AM
That other 2500 is on the Pin and carried by the trucks axles. Actually the pin will generally be closer to 3200, so less than 14000 on the axles.

06-20-2020, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the reply. Yeah I wondered about that. But when youíre loaded up and a a campsite youíre not connected to the truck. Is that when the jacks/levelers are supposed to relieve the weight on the axles?

06-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Your front legs/landing gear replaces the truck in supporting the extra weight.

06-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Aha! Thanks again. That had been bugging me for awhile now!