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Old 08-29-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Added weight to frame on 34 footers

On another thread on IRV2, there was a question about adding weights to the front frame on about a 35 ft coach. I seem to remember some years ago folk talking about later models than my 2001 having something like 400-600 lbs. Folk with later coaches comment?

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Old 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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Dont know the model years impacted but in order to maintain the 40/60 weight distro between the front and rear axles, WRV had to add weight between the front frame rails of the 34 and perhaps 36 foot models to compensate for the heavy engine and tranny hanging off the back axle.....

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my 30' Beaver has a 10"x10" by 18" steel slug welded above the front axle, and I've added several hundred pounds more to get it to behave.
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