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Old 10-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Just weighed the Alpine again after 3 years It was nice to know that we have only gained 180 pounds .

RF 5,120
LF 5,060 axle wt 10,180 GVAW 10,500

RR 8,160
LR 8,540 axle wt 16,700 GVAW 17,500

Gross weight 26,880 GVW 28,000

2000 36' single slide.

I'll have to work on that balance in the rear.

We still have 1,120 pounds left to stuff into the coach. Don't tell Patty she might get 's.

Weight was measured with full fuel, full propane, and 5/8 fresh H2O.

Any one else have individual wheel position weights? Wonder how we compare.
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Just weighed the Alpine again after 3 years It was nice to know that we have only gained 180 pounds .

RF 5,120
LF 5,060 axle wt 10,180 GVAW 10,500

RR 8,160
LR 8,540 axle wt 16,700 GVAW 17,500

Gross weight 26,880 GVW 28,000

2000 36' single slide.

I'll have to work on that balance in the rear.

We still have 1,120 pounds left to stuff into the coach. Don't tell Patty she might get 's.

Weight was measured with full fuel, full propane, and 5/8 fresh H2O.

Any one else have individual wheel position weights? Wonder how we compare.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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Tom and Patty,

No data here, but I wondered where you took your coach to get the individual weights? I'm interested to see if I could find a place in SoCal.
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Most larger truck stops have scales. But the scale has to be on the same grade as the approach. That way the coach is level when one side is on the scale. The scale I use, I can pull just the right side of the coach on the scale and they can give me front and rear right side weights. Then I pull the whole coach on and get total axle weights. Try to pick a slow day. Saturdays and Sundays are usually the best.

Most of the scales operators use the CB to communicate.

We are close to the gross axle weight up front (10.5K). I think the newer coaches went to an 11K then a 12K axle.
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Tom and Patty,
Thanks for the input. I had weighed several times when I had an Alpenlite & F350 crew cab diesel, but have never weighed the coach. I was unaware that the scales could distinguish front and rear axle weights while having one side of the coach on the scales.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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Tom and Patty,
Just aquired our coach last month and weighed it on our 3,800-mile return trip home. Coach was pretty well provisioned, as everything was closed once we got into Canada. Holding tanks were empty, 80 gallons of fresh water, 90 gallons of fuel and two souls aboard.

We weighed each axle and each corner. You'll notice that the weights don't exactly work out, but most of that is probably attributable to me (some weights were back and forth 50#).

front axle 10,300 (12,350 GAWR)
right front 5,150
left front 5,000

rear axle 16,600 (20,000 GAWR)
right rear 7,950
left rear 8,750

Once we get a better idea of the "normal" coach contents, we'll fiddle around with the distribution to optimize the balances.
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