RV Trip Planning Discussions

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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
Member
 
howie-2005's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl
Posts: 71
Dry weight

I've been trying to find my dry weight with no success. A public scale is no where around.
Does anyone know the dry weight of a 2005 Monico LaPalma?
Thanks,
Marty
__________________

__________________
Claire & Marty
2008 Winnebago Adventurer, 2007 Saturn Vue.
English Bullies, Roxie 2yrs & Mikey-6ys
howie-2005 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 05-18-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve Ownby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cosby, Tn
Posts: 6,569
Marty,

Since you can't weigh your coach right away then you will have to rely on Monaco's weight sheet which should be glued to a wall inside a closet somewhere. The info on the sheet has changed in it's wording over the years due to changing requirements.

There should be a weight labeled GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) which is the max loaded weight your vehicle is designed to carry. There should be a weight labeled CCC (cargo carrying capacity ). If you subtract the CCC from the GVWR you will have the average dry weight of that particular configuration of motorhome.

You should get an exact weight as soon as you can. Until then use the GAWR (gross axle weight rating) to set your tire pressures.


Steve O
__________________

__________________
Steve Ownby
Full time since 2007
2003 Monaco Signature
Steve Ownby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 11:10 AM   #3
Member
 
howie-2005's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl
Posts: 71
Hi Steve

The only plate I found gave me GVWR of 24000 lbs than broke it down to GAWR front 9000 lbs and rear GAWR 15500 lbs. Really not much help.....
__________________
Claire & Marty
2008 Winnebago Adventurer, 2007 Saturn Vue.
English Bullies, Roxie 2yrs & Mikey-6ys
howie-2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
Member
 
azstork's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Peoria, AZ
Posts: 53
Marty - If you go to the Monaco archives, you can get the "generic" weights for your motorhome - This will give you an approximation, the gross limits will be valid, but your exact unit can vary based on options, loading, etc, for actual weight.
Link: Welcome to Monaco Coach

Good Luck
__________________
Gary & Debi
2006 HR Ambassador 40DFD - 2008 Jeep Wrangler
US Gear Brake System - SafTte TPMS
azstork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 03:46 PM   #5
Member
 
howie-2005's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl
Posts: 71
Thanks all for your help. I contacted Monico directly and they told me when my coach left the factory with 1/2 tank of fuel it weighed 20230 lbs.
__________________
Claire & Marty
2008 Winnebago Adventurer, 2007 Saturn Vue.
English Bullies, Roxie 2yrs & Mikey-6ys
howie-2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 11,815
howie-2005...Your coach originally came with a weigh sheet attached to the inside of a bathroom cabinet or possibly a kitchen cabinet. The previous owner may have removed it. You can email Monaco with your coach number and request a copy of the weigh sheet. You should also request a "data card" which will list all of your motor home major components along with their serial numbers. They're both handy to have.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jeepsrule's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by howie-2005 View Post
I've been trying to find my dry weight with no success. A public scale is no where around.
Does anyone know the dry weight of a 2005 Monico LaPalma?
Thanks,
Marty
Follow the link to a CAT Scale. Low cost and easy to use.
CAT Scale Search
__________________
2005 Diplomat 40PDQ, Jeep Cherokee Toad
Randy, Pam & Rascal (150lb Rottweiler in a Jack Russell Terrier body)
jeepsrule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 09:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
jeepsrule's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by howie-2005 View Post
Thanks all for your help. I contacted Monico directly and they told me when my coach left the factory with 1/2 tank of fuel it weighed 20230 lbs.
Who drives around dry with 1/2 tank of fuel. My coach weighs 30,500 lbs and I need the front and rear weight to air up tires to handle the load.
__________________

__________________
2005 Diplomat 40PDQ, Jeep Cherokee Toad
Randy, Pam & Rascal (150lb Rottweiler in a Jack Russell Terrier body)
jeepsrule is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Finally obtained a new 4 corner weight since we loaded the rig for full timing. SargeW Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 06-10-2008 03:54 PM
New RV Weight Label Coming Route 66 iRV2.com General Discussion 12 05-27-2008 12:50 PM
King Pin Hitch Weight wakamicamper Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 7 02-16-2008 04:32 PM
Dry Weight of a 07 Sightseer 35J DSGEM Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 01-19-2007 05:51 PM
14340 dry weight question OB n Sue Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 17 03-10-2006 12:51 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 PM.


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