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Old 12-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #15
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Here's the skinny on weight.

http://rvsafety.com/2011/09/understa...rhome-weights/
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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Everyone is different, but here are our numbers. We travel six months at a time so we carry everything we need to live, work (DW), and recreation stuff. We do not carry cold weather clothing, and neither of us has a hobby requiring a lot of stuff. We have never in our annual travels missed what we left behind at our winter home-we do not do without to save weight. Our loading is always right at 2400# for the two of us (and one dog).
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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The only way you will KNOW is to have your loaded rig weighed. This is always a good idea. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #18
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Now I'm quoting myself. Lol. The link is just a skinny - a search will give you much more. But what this does tell you is that there are legal requirements for manufactures to follow and post in RVs. Newer requirements are more strident. There is some info on most units on the post next to the drivers seat - often hidden behind the curtain. You will likely need to do some calculations from there for water, propane and people (# x 154 lbs) or actual weight etc. Going from memory so don't hold me to it.

Moreover, somewhere hidden in a closet or on a cabinet door you may likely find more - and maybe just what your looking for. On my '08 on the inside of a cabinet door in the kitchen the "newly required" OCCC is right there in black and white. Of course people may remove these - or a dealer cut a corner when installing options and not update according to requirements - or the options fall below the required weight to amend the stated capacity.

When working with online dealers and over the phone for used rigs they probably never looked and unless you make them get out of their chair and go look - they will probably say it's not there. I suppose you could tell them - if I get there and I find it, I will not buy it even if the capacity exceeds my needs. Or you could offer them several pounds of thick cut bacon.

As Sarah said - once you own it - you need to weigh it - one wheel at a time and balance as needed. But in making sure you are buying what you need you will probably have to work for it a bit. YMMV - but there is a law that at least try's to make sure you will know what you're getting. Push for it or search yourself. You might be surprised.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:53 PM   #19
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OCCC is what is being used now instead of CCC.


You can see the definition of CCC HERE, and OCCC HERE.
Scroll down to "2009 New weight label" and download the pdf file.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #20
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OCCC is what is being used now instead of CCC.

You can see the definition of CCC HERE, and OCCC HERE.
Scroll down to "2009 New weight label" and download the pdf file.
Yep.
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OCCC - CCC, if they keep changing the terms I'm going to get more cornfused than I already are.
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OCCC - CCC, if they keep changing the terms I'm going to get more cornfused than I already are.
Acronyms = Maximum confusion with minimum letters
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Thank you all for great information. I have been trying to find a scale near my home in Northern Virginia. Looked for Cat and other scale places. The closest one is about 70 miles. Any ideas where else can you weigh your MH?
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Thank you all for great information. I have been trying to find a scale near my home in Northern Virginia. Looked for Cat and other scale places. The closest one is about 70 miles. Any ideas where else can you weigh your MH?
Some larger dealers can weigh motorhomes. Feed mills, furniture moving and storage companies, and grain companies have scales and sometimes allow public use. Some states leave the scales on in highway weigh stations and you can use them during down times. We were concerned about weight once while on a trip, and found a junk yard that had a scale we used (for a fee). Easiest to use, IMO, are scales at truck stops (CAT) and, IMO, would be worth a 140 mile trip to know for sure.
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x3 Weigh it, and take the time to get a 4-corner weight. An empty weight will surprise you, as it seldom comes close to the factory posted weight(which is a general # for your model, not specific to your MH). We'll travel up to 3 months and our load with full water, gray and black, fuel, and two persons is under 2400#.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #27
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Not sure how registration is handled in VA but in Tx registration fee is weight based. You could call the county tax accessor and ask for suggestions. The moving companies probably won't be able to do each wheel. Tell em what your looking for. Also ask where inspection can be done if one is required. They might know where to send you.
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