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Old 09-16-2016, 10:26 AM   #15
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OK, It's sounds like one of the first things that needs doing is to weigh the coach. Left & Right - Front and Back and the entire coach. Could the dealer be involved in this on a new coach, they'd know where a scale would be right?

Once that is done do you recommend doing the same thing but this time with the coach loaded?

Getting these weights right sounds like a pretty darned important thing to me!
I have not heard of a dealer weighing a coach, but they "could" help...maybe for a fee?

Many factories weigh each unit as it leaves the factory and with that UVW, they figure the OCCC or NCC.

What we did was to use the RV a bit...load the stuff we wanted to keep in it...and when settled on the load, went to the scales to see the difference between our actual/loaded weight and the chassis GVWR.

The easiest scales for us was a nearby large moving company warehouse. They asked for $10, but they knew exactly what I was seeking. I was not rushed and there was plenty of room in their lot to maneuver.

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Old 09-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by WyoFree View Post
Me D, what sticker inside the coach? There's a sticker in the coach telling you the weight you can add?
The one that looks like this:
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:37 PM   #17
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I知 trying to understand Class A weights?

There should be a yellow sticker on the coach showing the unloaded weight and the carrying capacity. In the fiver/toy hauler world, these weights are not necessarily accurate (mine was however). Only way to know for sure is to do your homework, and weigh the coach on a cat scale or such.

The more you look into these numbers, the more you should be prepared to be shocked at how little carrying capacity and or axle capacity a lot of rv's have. As such, I would venture a guess there are many, many rv's on the road that are well overweight.

Also keep in mind that many coaches that have a "10k hitch" in reality cannot tow much more than 3-5k as the gcvwr tends to be well over the stated limit. Obviously the bigger the coach (and a tag axle especially) alleviates many of these issues but comes at a much higher entry cost
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In answer to your earlier comment; YES you should get your rig weighed. Ideally four corners (I've never hit a scale that does that yet), but at least each axle set.

Having said that, getting weighed is easy. Next time you are going for fuel, pick a truck stop with "CatScales". They'll weigh you for a modest charge and give you a scale slip. no problem. If you have some concerns you can youtube CatScales for how it all works.

Armed with that information you can then start intelligently figuring out your proper tire pressures and if you are in any danger of overloading your rig.

I'd say good luck, but luck has nothing to do with it. It's all in the numbers.
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Thanks Hackman, great information! I'd not heard of Catscales before so thanks!
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