RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2015, 11:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
jstdreamin's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 151
2008 Pacifica 40E weight limits- need advice and pics

We are preparing to get our toad and towing equipment set up on our new to us DP. My toad weighs 4,400 lbs and I plan to tow 4whls down. Today I noticed a bit of a conflict between what is printed in the 2008 National Brochure and the labels in my coach. Brochures all show 32,000 GVWR AND 42,000 lbs GCWR.

My coach has the standard equipment (360 Cummings, Allison Trans. & 10,000lb hitch) yet the label shows a GCWR of 32,000 and the GVWR is 32,000lbs. Is it possible that this is a typo?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByiRV2 - RV Forum1424584835.049256.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	86711

And what is printed on the coaches fed specification labels.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByiRV2 - RV Forum1424584888.287553.jpg
Views:	275
Size:	78.4 KB
ID:	86712

And on the weight label..Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByiRV2 - RV Forum1424584946.070126.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	134.9 KB
ID:	86713

Why would there only be a 1,000 difference between GCWR AND GVWR? Typo?

If you are a P40e owner, would you send me a pic of your label?
Do you tow 4whls down?
Any issues?
__________________

__________________
2008 Pacifica PC40E
Caddy SRX toad w/Blue Ox/Patriot tow setup
360 hp Cummings/Freightliner
FMCA-GOOD SAM
jstdreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-22-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 19,921
I'd trust the sticker over the brochure, but to be sure, contact Freightliner with your VIN and get the real numbers from the maker.
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 01:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jstdreamin's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 151
Called Freightliner and they confirmed the GVWR 32,000, GAWR front 12,000, GAWR rear 20,000 but had no rating for GCWR because they didn't put the hitch on the coach. They confirmed that the chassis has brackets for a 10k LB hitch.

The dealer where I bought it and my local mechanic said that most 40' DP's GCWR range between it should be 38,000 to 44,000 lbs.

It would be nice to see what the label reads in other '08 40E's
__________________
2008 Pacifica PC40E
Caddy SRX toad w/Blue Ox/Patriot tow setup
360 hp Cummings/Freightliner
FMCA-GOOD SAM
jstdreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Richard S.'s Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2007
Location: El Cajon CA
Posts: 1,820
I think you have a typo error on your sticker.

Looked at the spec sheet for 2007 pacifica coaches and they were all listed 32 and 42
__________________
2007 Sea Breeze LX 8321 Ford Chassis
2004 Ford Ranger Edge
El Cajon CA.
Richard S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 11:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jstdreamin's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 151
Thanks!
__________________
2008 Pacifica PC40E
Caddy SRX toad w/Blue Ox/Patriot tow setup
360 hp Cummings/Freightliner
FMCA-GOOD SAM
jstdreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2015, 10:58 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
dionysus's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 1
Here is my Federal Weight label. We tow a Chevy HHR which is fairly light vehicle at about 2400lbs. No problems for us. I don't even feel it back there while under tow.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Tracy
2008 National Pacifica PC40E
dionysus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 09:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jstdreamin's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 151
Thanks for giving me extra peace of mind!
__________________

__________________
2008 Pacifica PC40E
Caddy SRX toad w/Blue Ox/Patriot tow setup
360 hp Cummings/Freightliner
FMCA-GOOD SAM
jstdreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, weight



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
R U an RV Mutant too? flaggship1 Just Conversation 82533 Today 08:54 PM
Changing the Kwikee step motor overview ArTravler Class A Motorhome Discussions 47 06-08-2015 09:37 PM
Bloggers...need your advice idocdlw Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 7 01-16-2015 09:25 AM
Advice needed swoodall MH-General Discussions & Problems 8 09-23-2014 12:37 PM
Yellowstone Pics and a thank you WanderinTXun Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 13 09-01-2014 08:28 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.