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Old 11-29-2018, 07:29 AM   #1
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2003 Fleetwood Southwind Unloaded Weight

I recently bought a 2003 Fleetwood Southwind and I’m trying to find the “Unloaded Weight” of this motor home.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:41 AM   #2
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Why do you need the unloaded weight? Maybe I need my unloaded weight.


Go to the scale. It's worth the effort to have the true weight. Unloaded weight is rather useless, imo, because it will very rarely be unloaded. I loaded mine up for travel and went to the CAT Scale at my local Flying J. It weighs each axel separately. First I pulled on with just the left side on the scale, got that weight, then pulled around and put both sides on the scale. Now I have the weight of all four corners. No more questions.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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Should be a yellow sheet somewhere inside. You can also do an internet search for your particular rig.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:39 AM   #4
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Phoenix is right, law requires a yellow

placard be hung in the coach with:

Gvwr gross vehicle weight maximum fully loaded

GCWR combined maximum weight fully loaded and towing a vehicle
GAWR weight per axle, front and back
It only costs about 15 bucks to run across a scale at a truck stop to be sure you are not overloaded.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:45 AM   #5
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I had to have the unloaded weight to register my MH in Washington State. Took a picture of the sticker and printed it out when I went in.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:28 AM   #6
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Thank you for the suggestion, the only near by scale is a 200+ miles away....I found the Base Weight of 16,400lbs that will give a starting point.Thanks again.
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Yes the placard is there with the GVWR, but noting indicate the UVW, or like the cars the CVWR....but as suggested a search provided me with the "Base Vehicle Weight" of 16,400lbs (No water, No passengers, No cargo, No fuel)....that is a good start can I can build from that....Thank for all members suggestions!!!!
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Yes the placard is there with the GVWR, but noting indicate the UVW, or like the cars the CVWR....but as suggested a search provided me with the "Base Vehicle Weight" of 16,400lbs (No water, No passengers, No cargo, No fuel)....that is a good start can I can build from that....Thank for all members suggestions!!!!
Interesting. My 2014 also lists the weight measured when it left the Fleetwood factory. Mine is 18064# with empty tanks.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:15 PM   #9
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The sheet should be up on the wall beside the drivers seat. Also look in thee cabinets. It should look like these. The second one shows unloaded weight.
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I found it;

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The sheet should be up on the wall beside the drivers seat. Also look in thee cabinets. It should look like these. The second one shows unloaded weight.
It was located beside the last door in the bedroom closet, there was also the specs for paint and other interesting data.
Thank you to all.....
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Thank you for the suggestion, the only near by scale is a 200+ miles away....I found the Base Weight of 16,400lbs that will give a starting point.Thanks again.
Every elevator and or co op and stone quarys have truck scales.
I have called ahead and never been turned down.
Most do not charge.
A courtisy they say.
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