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Old 05-17-2014, 01:24 AM   #31
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We're you the only person in the truck when you went to the scales? Did you have anything "extra" in the truck? And I take it you really had nothing in the trailer- looks like a 750lb pin weight?
Even I stepped out of the truck five times... full gas tank (106 L)... topped up at Petro-Can 3 km from scales...

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:28 AM   #32
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Correct me if I'm wrong.

Your truck axles W/O the trailer add up to 5776 lbs; the truck axles with the trailer add up to 6504 lbs for a pin weight of 728 lbs. Your trailer axles are 3329 lbs so this would mean that the trailer weighs 4057 dry ...... this sounds like a lot.

My 5.0 "Classic" loaded for a two week trip has a pin weight of 650 lbs and an axle weight of 2900 lbs for a total weight of 3550 lbs. If your weights are true then the 8" wider, 5" higher and the extra axle have added up to a lot heavier trailer.

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DVIS received from ETI reads: Shipping Wt. 1,523 kg... GVWR: 2,500 kg
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:48 AM   #33
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DVIS received from ETI reads: Shipping Wt. 1,523 kg... GVWR: 2,500 kg
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Shipping wt. 3,357 pounds.
GVWR 5,511 pounds.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:01 AM   #34
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That is a very cool looking set!

I'm sure you'll have lot's of fun with it.
Thanks Seef,

You're going to have all of Europe chasing you... I am really "dated" because my many European experiences go back to the eighties & nineties on both business and pleasure. But I do remember that back then, TT's we pulled by VW "Beetles"... the VW rv van was considered "Huge".

I sure would like to see a picture(s) of your combo and parked in various CG's.

ENJOY & TRAVEL SAFE

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Old 05-17-2014, 06:49 AM   #35
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DVIS received from ETI reads: Shipping Wt. 1,523 kg... GVWR: 2,500 kg
Hi: Stargeezer... Thanks for all the "Weights and measures". Looks like I'm back on the "Slimfast"!!! Alf
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:14 AM   #36
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Shipping wt. 3,357 pounds.
GVWR 5,511 pounds.
So I would take that to be ETI's advertised dry weight; that sounds more realistic than the 4057 lbs that Larry is getting; though his weight would be including propane tanks, batteries and options that normally are not included in dry weight.

Reace mentioned that he weighed the first 5.0 off the line at around 3700 lbs fully optioned out making the pre-camping weight anywhere from 3350 to 3700 lbs.

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #37
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Hi Stargeezer

Your rig looks terrific!!


Question: What hitch did you use for your truck?
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #38
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FWIW, the cover looks exactly like the one on my Silverado.

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:22 AM   #39
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Hi Stargeezer

Your rig looks terrific!!


Question: What hitch did you use for your truck?
Thanks rscovell,

ETI's hitch installed at TradeMasters in Chilliwack. When I picked up the hitch, Reace did some final measurements and marked the box floor for TraeMasters to follow.

Worked well... Hope this helps.

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:23 AM   #40
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FWIW, the cover looks exactly like the one on my Silverado.

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Except for the fasteners. it looks pretty much the same...
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