Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 09-16-2016, 10:26 AM   #15
Community Administrator
Scarab0088's Avatar

Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 15,551
Originally Posted by WyoFree View Post
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.

Best luck

Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
"I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance", S.Coleridge 1797
Scarab0088 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 09-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #16
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 31,656
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:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20150305_135712.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	325.8 KB
ID:	139474  

2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 05:37 PM   #17
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 613
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
gtsum2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #18
hackman's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 48

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.
2004 38' Diplomat
hackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 07:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
WyoFree's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,077
Thanks Hackman, great information! I'd not heard of Catscales before so thanks!
WyoFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #20
hackman's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 48


This is their website. Punch in your city and you'll find the ones closest to you. There is also info how they operate.

2004 38' Diplomat
hackman is offline   Reply With Quote

class a, 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
Not Bragging, Just Trying to Understand CountryFit Class A Motorhome Discussions 35 08-17-2015 09:18 AM
Trying To Understand Gen Starting? niceguy9605 Monaco Owner's Forum 23 04-18-2015 08:09 AM
Trying to understand generators... dkperez 5th Wheel Discussion 66 02-02-2015 07:53 PM
Newbie trying to understand this whole new RV world sharmanrn Class A Motorhome Discussions 41 12-04-2012 06:25 AM
Trying to understand a/c rhm Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 5 08-07-2011 12:36 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.