WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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maigaard
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WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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Hi all, I need to trailer my WC-52 to a new location and find different curb (empty) weights online :

Wikipedia : 5,550 lb (2,520 kg) with winch
https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Dodge_WC_series : 5,945 lbs / 2 697 kg net
https://motor-car.net/dodge/item/14431- ... ries-truck : 5,550 lb (2,520 kg) empty
https://olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_wc52.php : Net Weight 5,945 lbs (2696kg)

Does anyone know which weight is the most correct ? It's a late model WC-52 with metal sides and wood bed. No canvas top.
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Re: WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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the manual says 5550 fully equipped with no driver or load
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Re: WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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Thank you Kaegi. I guess "fully equipped" includes the canvas and uprights, tools, jack, jerry cans, spare wheel etc. So maybe 5400 if I remove the spare wheel and empty all the tool bins.
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Re: WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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agreed. why do you need to shave the weight down?
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Re: WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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Because the trailer in question has a max payload of 2500kg, and the fines for overloading them are crazy here.
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Re: WC-52 curb (empty) weight

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oh i see! cutting it close!! lol