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  • Gross Dry Weight vs. Dry axle weight

    Hi all...obvious newbie question: Can someone explain the Gross Dry Weight vs. Dry axle weight to me?

    When comparing Northwood Products to Outdoors RV, Outdoors often uses the term "Full Features Dry Weight"......wondering where that falls compared to the Northwoods.....I was assuming the Full Feature Dry weight was the same as Gross Dry Weight?

    Anyway, come someone set me straight please???

    Thanks all.....

  • #2
    This chart should be helpful.

    http://changingears.com/rv-sec-tow-v...derstand.shtml
    Jim and Esther

    2005 Chevy Silverado LS 2500 HD, Duramax/Allison, extended cab, 8-foot bed, 3.73 posi-traction, AirLift air springs, EezTire T515/SP TPMS, fog lamps, alloy rims, Kenwood stereo

    2016 Arctic Fox 25Y, slide out topper, 15k air conditioner, powered scissor jacks, thermal pane windows, swivel rocker/recliners, 100w solar panel, 6v batteries, Blue Ox SwayPro 1500, Progressive Industries EMS-HW30, Krieger 2000 watt inverter

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    • #3
      Thanks for that awesome chart Jim (or Esther)!!! I am assuming the full-feature dry wait is the same as the dry weight from the chart with all available options.....

      Great chart!!!

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      • #4
        It was Jim. You’re welcome, and welcome to the forum!
        Jim and Esther

        2005 Chevy Silverado LS 2500 HD, Duramax/Allison, extended cab, 8-foot bed, 3.73 posi-traction, AirLift air springs, EezTire T515/SP TPMS, fog lamps, alloy rims, Kenwood stereo

        2016 Arctic Fox 25Y, slide out topper, 15k air conditioner, powered scissor jacks, thermal pane windows, swivel rocker/recliners, 100w solar panel, 6v batteries, Blue Ox SwayPro 1500, Progressive Industries EMS-HW30, Krieger 2000 watt inverter

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        • #5
          It does make a lot of sense to go by a commercial scale and get the actual weight of your RV as loaded for a trip. It costs about $10-15 and will give the real weight. Just go in and ask the operator if it's OK for you to go thru the scales, does not take long.
          James and Cindy Krämer
          North Florida
          Arctic Fox 25Y
          2012 Ford F350 6.7L

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          • #6
            Will do!! We have a free scale right here in our town!!

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            • #7
              To get your truck and trailer weighted at a CAT commercial scale, You can get two app for your iphone from CAT scales. One locates scales for you and will give you directions to it. Visit CATScale.com
              the other app is “weighmytruck”. In this app You can set up automatic payment, email address, etc. you don’t have to go in to the store, if you don’t want to.
              Drive on the scale, one axle on each of the yellow squares, open the app and it locates the scale you are at, asks you if is OK to charge you $11.50 to weight, once you approve it, it will weigh your rig and give you: Steer, Drive and Trailer weights separately. It will also send you an email with a copy of the weight ticket and if you want a paper copy right then, you can go in to the store, ask for the Weightmaster and get a paper copy.
              My experience is with the iPhone, don’t know if these exist in Android format.

              pretty nifty, but of course, free is better. Hope this helps.
              VICTOR, KAREN & MATTI.
              2019 Arctic Fox 27-5L, dual AC, 50A Service, 160W solar, 2000w PSW Inverter, 5.5KW Onan gen-set, Auto leveling system, Andersen Ultimate Fifth wheel hitch, Winegard G2 antenna, Morryde steps.
              2019 Ford F-350, King Ranch, 4x4, Crew Cab, 6.7L Powerstroke, FX4, short bed, Truck Covers USA rolltop tonneau, toolbox edition, Transfer Flow 37 gal. auxiliary diesel tank Sulastic rear spring shackles.
              2019 vintage Portuguese Water Dog, Matti. Gunner Kennel for travel.

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