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Old 02-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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I was just reading February's Family Motor Coaching. on page 74, the new Featherlite Vantare, all 53,220 lbs. with full tanks. Only problem is, the maximum allowable weight is 54,500 lbs. That leaves only 1280 lbs. for people and stuff.
I do however see even more problem. The 54,500 is made up of three axles, 18k front (that's light, Prevost has a 20k) 22,5K drive axle and a 14k tag. Problem is the drive axle is 2.5k over the legal bridge axle weight.

I would imagine even Jetsmania's hot dogs and BarBQ would tip that bad boy over the scale just going to a game.

So, I guess money does not buy carrying capacity. She's a ripe $1,757,239.00

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I was just reading February's Family Motor Coaching. on page 74, the new Featherlite Vantare, all 53,220 lbs. with full tanks. Only problem is, the maximum allowable weight is 54,500 lbs. That leaves only 1280 lbs. for people and stuff.
I do however see even more problem. The 54,500 is made up of three axles, 18k front (that's light, Prevost has a 20k) 22,5K drive axle and a 14k tag. Problem is the drive axle is 2.5k over the legal bridge axle weight.

I would imagine even Jetsmania's hot dogs and BarBQ would tip that bad boy over the scale just going to a game.

So, I guess money does not buy carrying capacity. She's a ripe $1,757,239.00

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Peter, how would my lizard woman transport her shoes? Maybe UPS day-a-head delivery. Maybe I would have to go on a diet.
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John, If Pam catches you with that **Lizard woman, you'll need a new skin.
The amazing thing, is they mention the payload of only 1280 lbs. in not only the spec's but in the article too, both just as a matter of fact. I wouldn't be waving that around. This, by the way is an H3-45 Prevost shell build.
Just another reason for me not to run out and get me one.

** That would be The Luscious Lovely Louisiana Lizard Lady.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I would imagine even Jetsmania's hot dogs and BarBQ would tip that bad boy over the scale just going to a game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi Peter! This post just kinda of slipped past. We test drove a 2008 Prevost Marathon in Tampa. The weight issue is a problem for all of the convertors. As they add more slides they have to use less marble, etc. and more carpet, and wood. Remember they start out as passenger buses. We looked at a 4 slide Prevost (will not tell the name) and were infomed that the washer and dryer do not come with the bus. They have it prewired and plumbed but will not install it. The reason is, it will put the bus over the weight limit. (true story) They will ship the washer & dryer to you to install after delivery so that you can put it over the limit. The Prevost's we played with are jaw dropping machines! They just need to lighten up the units for us Tailgate Fans, and raise the horse power (those 525 HP Detroits with 3 alternators don't move to well) With that said Newmar offers a NCC of aprox 5600 lb on 40' Dutch Star and a whopping 12,000 0n the 43' DSDP, a NCC of aprox 8200 lb on the Mountain Aire, aprox 6800 lb on the Essex, and aprox 9600 lb on the King Aire (washer and dryers included ) Paul
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">! This post just kinda of slipped past. We test drove a 2008 Prevost Marathon in Tampa. The weight issue is a problem for all of the convertors. As they add more slides they have to use less marble, etc. and more carpet, and wood. Remember they start out as passenger buses. We looked at a 4 slide Prevost (will not tell the name) and were infomed that the washer and dryer do not come with the bus. They have it prewired and plumbed but will not install it. The reason is, it will put the bus over the weight limit. (true story) They will ship the washer & dryer to you to install after delivery so that you can put it over the limit. The Prevost's we played with are jaw dropping machines! They just need to lighten up the units for us Tailgate Fans, and raise the horse power (those 525 HP Detroits with 3 alternators don't move to well) With that said Newmar offers a NCC of aprox 5600 lb on 40' Dutch Star and a whopping 12,000 0n the 43' DSDP, a NCC of aprox 8200 lb on the Mountain Aire, aprox 6800 lb on the Essex, and aprox 9600 lb on the King Aire (washer and dryers included ) Paul </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Paul, 9600 lbs? A tail gate party? And what if the Jets actually win? Cocktails will use up at least 80% of that. But, of course the magic word is, win. Maybe, it will do you.

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Hi Peter! What are you crazy?? You missed the big number. Over 12,000 lbs NCC on the 43' Dutch Star! Can you imagine! I never realized that my buddy Super B could carry so much weight! I guess he can go off his diet! Paul
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lug_Nut:
John, If Pam catches you with that **Lizard woman, you'll need a new skin.
The amazing thing, is they mention the payload of only 1280 lbs. in not only the spec's but in the article too, both just as a matter of fact. I wouldn't be waving that around. This, by the way is an H3-45 Prevost shell build.
Just another reason for me not to run out and get me one.

** That would be The Luscious Lovely Louisiana Lizard Lady.

Peter </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heck! That just makes 1,757,240 reasons why I won't get one
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