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Old 05-12-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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38 Footers on 22K Chassis

Have been looking for a new-to-us motorhome and see numerous 37 - 38 foot gas coaches on 22,000 lb chassis.
Most seem to have a UVW just under 20,000 lbs which doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room once loaded with liquids and gear. Most I suspect are traveling over the 22K GVWR 100% of the time.
There's thousands of them on the road but I wonder how concerned a person should be? There are some 24K chassis out there but they're rare.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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I would venture to say you're 100% correct to be concerned about it. The more time you plan on spending in it the more concerned I would become? Tires, springs, BRAKES, all become pushed to their limits? It's why I decided to go DP....

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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We had an Itasca Suncruiser 37B (37'11") on a W22. It took us on six cross country round trips. It had a CCC of 910 lb. We carried 1/4 water and never had more that 3 aboard and packed carefully. We never went over 22K and were usually 300 to 400 under, which included the extra 200 lb because we towwed a 4200 lb Colorado Crew.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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We have a 2008 8.1 W22 Workhorse chassis and we fulltime RV. We carry everything we need and are under 22,000 lbs. We also tow a Jeep Wrangler. The biggest problem I had was making the DW understand she cant take everything, and that I also have clothes and shoes. The best rule of packing is pack everything you think you need and then throw half of it away.
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