Just curious on your weights, did you actually weigh in or is that a best guess?
I only ask cuz last year I towed to Yellowstone from western Oregon and estimated about 6000 lbs. I pulled into a weigh station and learned i pretty much suck at guesstimating and was actually coming in at about 7100 or 7200 lbs I think. I’d have to go find the thread I did on it, but it was over 7k.
Looks like a nice trip either way! Enjoy it
Interesting. Adding just 500 lbs to my total being transported (my term for payload in the truck + cargo in the camper) would put me at 7,055.7 lbs, which is right at your weighed figure. I booted up my spreadsheet btw and the 7,055 figure is 76.44% of the Titan towing capacity. That is getting close to the limit of my comfort zone (80%) for the load being towed by the truck.
About your question: the answer to the weights question is yes and no.
No, I've not weighed the rig on a truck scale, but yes, I've weighed the contents of the truck and the trailer.
When we bought the camper last year a weight distribution hitch was part of the package. After reading up on the hitch, I became curious about our actual load so I literally weighed everything going into the truck and camper using a digital household scale. Think detailed, as in I weighed each bicycle, each folding chair, the air-fryer, the pots and pans, the bed linens, the wife's purse and my shaving kit, and so on.
Those figures are recorded in an Excel workbook with a detailed worksheet for contents. Likewise, I used formulas to tally the contents by categories: truck bed, trailer front cargo, trailer inside cargo, trailer rear cargo etc. In terms of general packing, those categories are reflected in the payload entries seen in post #10.
Next, the highlighted weight figures in post #10 are based on door stickers, but the weights below those in the payload and content entries are actual weights from the detailed sheet in the workbook. Those summary figures are pulled from the detail entries using formulas.
Finally, at some point in the future I plan to make a trip to a truck scale while fully loaded. I can look at the truck and camper and do a load distribution guesstimate based on whether it is sitting level, but the only way to know for certain will be to literally weigh the truck and camper on a commercial scale. For various reasons - vehicle handling under panic braking being a big one, I would like to know the axle weights so as to fine tune the hitch.
LOL. That may be more answer than you wanted... 😎