How much does a 3 door Sturdy-Lite Headache rack weigh…roughly

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  1. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    I have access to one. Want to pull open deck one day, but pulling van for now. I think I have the wheelbase for it (hmmm, need to ask that question in another thread too). Would like to go ahead and put it on and just use it for extra storage for now and be that much more ready when/if I make the leap.

    Anyways, just wondering how much it might weigh and how much it might affect my scale outs.

    Bonus question: what’s the distance from the kingpin to the corner of the trailer (general dryvan) to make sure I have clearance when jackknifed.
     
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  3. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    Empty probaby 200 pound -ish. Loaded a different story.
     
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    cke Road Train Member

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    Jack knife your truck and trailer to about 45 degrees and then measure it yourself. Then you can see it with your own eyes.
     
  6. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    That would be ideal, but I’m bobtail without trailer for a couple weeks during this little process.

    But yes, I can find out kp placement and do some quick geometry math and figure it out.

    And, no bonus points for suggesting alternative means of obtaining the answer to the bonus question.
     
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  7. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Probably have more wheelbase than you need. I’ve pulled a couple vans with a 244”wb 72” aero cab and turned without striking a full cabinet headboard. Just check when you pin it, at worst you may have to leave your 5th wheel back of center a hole or 2.
     
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  8. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    As it sits, it’s gonna be close, but I do have about 8” I can slide 5th wheel back some more. Right now it sits ideally right between the drives.
     
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    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    A 36 inch pin setting will be about 63 inches at the corner.
    a 24 inch pin setting will be about 57 inches at the corner.
     
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  10. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    You can guesstimate if you know king pin depth. Figure for 102" wide and a specific depth. You don't even need the trailer.

     
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    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    There ya go
     
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