With a boat, it’s called the “Maiden Voyage”, what about an RV?

Okay, RV purchased, check! Truck purchased, check! Hitch installed, check! Time for the “Damsel Drive” that’s what we are calling it in RV lingo!  We decided the first trip would be right down the street to the weigh station at the Pilot Gas Station.  Checklist in hand, Robin made the provisions on the inside while Bruce worked on the outside.  Slides in, everything disconnected, RV hitched, ready to go!  Only took us about an hour and half (people say they are ready to go in 20 minutes) we’re newbies!  All went well at the weigh station and we made it back safe and sound.  Bruce did great backing it in for the first time and we were still smiling!  Bruce is now trying to calculate our weight, oh boy, hope we don’t have to remove too much stuff!

Damsel Drive2

The good news is we are fine as far as trailer axle weights, at 15,680 lbs. on our (2) 8,000 lb. MORryde IS, with 4 Goodyear H Rated tires. Each tire is rated for 4800 lbs. The truck rear axle weight at 8420 lbs. is good too. The GCVWR is within ratings for our truck too at 29,020 lbs. The most accurate weighing of your rig should be by weighing the load on each tire, but that will have to happen later. Now the bad news! I calculated our trailer weight at 20,300 lbs. and our trailer GVWR is 19,000 lbs.

How can we be 1300 lbs. over-weight???!!!!

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