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Weighed the tow rig/truggy/trailer today

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    As it sits in this picture-
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    14,220lbs.
    Trailer and truggy alone, 6500lbs, This one is approximate, I just pulled the truck forward off the scale and left the trailer still attached and on the scale while the guy took the reading. I imagine it would be slightly heavier if I had unhooked the trailer and left it on the scale by itself. Scale was a certified scale and accurate.
    Tow rig alone- 7720lbs.
    Definatley interesting to see this info. :)
     
  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    have you weighed the trailer alone? I'm guessing it's about 2500? Which puts the blazer at a tad over 4000? Not bad. Let's wait and see how much it weighs after your done with the tubing. Mine weighs in at about 5200. That's a close guesstimation. I'm going to try to get it weighed tomorrow. We'll see if I:D have time.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Wow, 7700 for a 2wd tow rig. I hope you had lots of tongue weight. If your truck is that heavy, I'm going to @#$#@ a brick the first time I put mine on the scale. I'm hoping it'll be in the 7,300 lb range. :blush:
     
  4. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    No idea what the trailer weighs. It's a heavy one though. 18' with the dovetail. Heavy as $hit ramps. 2 8 lug 8k lb axles with electric brakes on both. I'll have to ask my gramps if he knows what it weighs. And now I'm curious what my Dodge weighs. I might go back there tommorrow and find out.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I am as well. Sounds like the Cummins is a heavy biatch!!
     
  6. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    This one shows the trailer alittle better-
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  7. dan dibble

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    Not having a cage helps save gas:p:



    Heres my set up on the scales

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    Heres the numbers:blush:

    28400lbs total

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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    7,720 - 10% tonge weight your truck would tare in around 7k. My '95 C3500 tares in at 6,700 full of fuel and I don't have a heavy ass diesel in it. So Joe that sounds about right for a diesel rig.



     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A regular Minnesota liscence is only good for combos up to 26,000 pounds...I'd have to apply for a bus driver's liscence with that rig :blush:
     
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    :D The Cummins is a heavy pig, but a stout one!


    Don't feel bad. My SuperDuty comes in over 9k by itself. I guess I like big [iron] butts and I cannot lie! :xmas:
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I'm definatley gonna go back down there today and have just the truck weighed. Too currious now.
     
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    Good Lord :eek1:

    You need to post that pic up at TowRig.com :pimp1:
     
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    That number actually sounds just about right. Ford's weigh in right about the same as well.

    How's she tow, as good as you expected?
     
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    Sounds about right with 10% tongue weight on the truck - that makes your trailer/truggy weigh about 7,200 if it were off the truck, and the truck weigh about 7,000 even.

    I havn't weighed our setup together, but I've weiged the tow rig with the empty trailer and my wife & I (round up to 300lbs together) at 8,100, and I've weighed the '81 empty (with my wife & I together) at 5,500, so subtracting the double-weigh in of my wife & I we're at 13,300 w/out spare tires, tools, gear, etc.

    The Cummins is a heavy monster, but I'd trade my light gasser any day of the week for a Cummins.

    -Mike
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    It tows about 1000% better than my old F-250 with the gasser. It could use some bombing for sure...kinda lacking on the steeper hills, On one hill in town thats kinda like my test hill, My old truck with the same load could barely hold 30mph. This one holds 50. I'd be satisfied with 60+. Somthing I just learned about this truck is that is has 4.10 gears. At 75mph the motor is screaming along at close to 2500rpm in OD. Thats out of the motors power band by a bit. I think if I had something like 3.73's, or even 3.55, it would be alot better. At about 2200rpms, the truck falls flat on its face. I think the very first upgrade I'm going to do is install the 3k rpm governer spring kit to keep it fueling to 3k rpms. I'm sure that will help alot. I still don't like cruisin at 2400rpm in OD though. Myabe I can find someone on TDR that wants a 4.10 rear and would swap for thier 3.73. :crazy:
     
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    If your gonna drop gears, go all the way to 3.55. You wont regret it. You will be able to comfortably tow out of OD at about 60-65 in the hills, and as long as you have guages on flatter ground you could tow in OD right at the peak of the torque curve at 65 for the best economy/power. Just my $.02.
     
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    I need some 4.10's for my '98 Gasser. 3.55's & 33's w/ a 360 and a 47RE just don't cut it. What year's your truck? is it a 4x4?
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    It's a '95 2wd. I assume yours has the 70 out back? Hmmm....
     

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