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Old 03-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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We recently bought a new CF325CKP and now have a concern we probably should have had an answer to before we bought. That concern is about the axle weight ratings. Each axle on this trailer is rated at 5200 lbs. Yet the trailer weighs 9700 lbs. empty. Does this mean that the total trailer weight cannot exceed 10,400 lbs.? If that is true we'll only be able to haul 700 lbs. of gear. We are hearing from other RVers that they haul between 1000-1500 pounds of gear and some even say more than that.



So, did we buy a trailer that can't haul the weight?



Crossroads says that the trailer can haul 2820 lbs. But that would put the total weight at 12523 lbs. How can that be if the axles only haul 5200 lbs. each?



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Old 03-26-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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Don't forget the 2082lbs pin weight! Shipped from the factory the DRY AXLE weight is 7716lbs. Also keep in mind the bulk of your gear (LP, batteries etc..) will be in the front pass thru storage which will put a little more on the TV than the axles.

Congrats on the new rig! My wife and I bought the same one... we take delivery in 4 weeks!


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Old 03-27-2011, 12:24 AM   #3
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Thanks. I hadn't considered the weight on the truck. I'm kinda new at this.



We pick ours up on May 2.



So, have you thought of a way to install a bedroom door? That is the only feature we wish this rig had that it doesn't. Other than that we are delighted so far. Can't weight to go and get it.



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I would've liked a real door too. Depending on the time that you bought yours, it may or may not have a closet by the doorway (to hang towels or robes). Ours does, I was thinking of a sliding door but it is a rather large opening--it would be even larger without the closet. And when they got rid of the closet I think they rounded the bathroom wall a little bit which doesn't help for a solid door. Anyway, I haven't thought too much about it yet as its not even in our driveway yet, but maybe over the summer I will figure something out.

We pick ours up on the Apr23.
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So, have you thought of a way to install a bedroom door? That is the only feature we wish this rig had that it doesn't. Other than that we are delighted so far. Can't weight to go and get it.


You should have enough length in the hallway to install a normal door and as I recall you don't have a window there. My 32MK does have a hallway door. You can order that door from the factory so you have something that matches the rest of the unit. Compared to my old '04, I like the new wood grain pattern on the door and even on the plastic door frame. Make sure you get the matching door handle as well.
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Good to know... thanks for the tip

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We recently bought a new CF325CKP and now have a concern we probably should have had an answer to before we bought. That concern is about the axle weight ratings. Each axle on this trailer is rated at 5200 lbs. Yet the trailer weighs 9700 lbs. empty. Does this mean that the total trailer weight cannot exceed 10,400 lbs.? If that is true we'll only be able to haul 700 lbs. of gear. We are hearing from other RVers that they haul between 1000-1500 pounds of gear and some even say more than that.



So, did we buy a trailer that can't haul the weight?



Crossroads says that the trailer can haul 2820 lbs. But that would put the total weight at 12523 lbs. How can that be if the axles only haul 5200 lbs. each?



Thanks for your input.



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I called and talked to Crossroads about this very thing. My trailers gross weight is around 7400# loaded (weighed at the scales) The trailer weighs 6200# empty. I have 3450# axles. Iasked them why are the axles underrated? They said that same thing that is posted above. The tongue weight transfered to the TV makes up the difference in the axle weight rating, so it is close, but will be sufficient. At least thats what Randy told me there at Crossroads.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:20 AM   #8
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On 5th wheel trailers, generally 20% of the trailer weight is carried by the pin and the truck. That means that fully loaded the axles are carrying 12523 - 2504 = 10019 lbs. That is under the total carry capacity of the two axles. 5200 x 2 = 10400 lbs.


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