View Full Version : Typical Weight for Steel Flatbet 188" WB

09-28-2009, 12:06 AM
Thinking of purchasing a 4500 4X4 188" WB Chassis Cab.
I want the dealer to upfit it with a Harbor Flat Bed, Storage Boxes, and Goose neck hitch.

I can't find the weight of the flatbed anywhere. I need the weight in order to calulate what I can tow. I want to tow a 18,000 lb Fithwheel.

Truck = 7000 lbs
Trailer = 18000 lbs
Total = 25,000 lbs
Leaves 1000 lbs for Flat bed.

Any one who has actually weight there truck? Please report some real world weights so I can calculate.

Thx in advance [roll]

09-28-2009, 07:52 AM
My truck -- 10,550#..+ 5er -- 15,000 = 25,550. GCWR=26,000#


09-28-2009, 02:41 PM
My Bullet with 2400lb "HD Custom Built" bed and box's = 10.800


Link to Dodge up fitters guide:


09-30-2009, 01:18 AM
my 5500 without bed, see pictures weighed in at 9,000lbs at a certified scale. a few portable tools in a tool box and me inside i guess without tool box, tools, half tank of diesel, and myself; would come in about 8500#. you have to calculate in a full tank of diesel at about 7# per (about 350) yourself, your dog and tools or luggage.

that is why i don't have a bed on my truck. i pull a track loader and dump trailer, plus carry a 950# bucket leaves about 1000 pounds cushion. add a few tools and i'm there! don't forget to figure in water, etc on your fifth wheel.

then your state might be real flexible on it's laws. CA sure isn't!

Tree DR
11-22-2009, 02:47 PM
I didn''t weigh mine before I put the bed on. With only singles on the rear and all my tool boxes empty and about 1/8 tank of fuel 9,000lbs.