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Old 05-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 Georgie boy, 35ft. I will be going to Florida in July and there will be 9 of us in the motorhome 6 adults and 3 children. This is my first long trip and want to know if there is anything I need to do as far as weight distribution etc. With this many in the motorhome. We will be staying at a hotel with rv parking. I just want to keep my family safe!!!! Thanks
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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This is what I have done when I has the same amount of passengers . Remove and or relocate anything to help offset the weight of the extra passengers. Go and have your motor home weighed to make sure all is within the limits for your motor home. Do you have enough seat belts for all your passengers ? Do you require booster seats for your children ?
I hope this will be a good starting point for you.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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Do you require booster seats for your children ?
I hope this will be a good starting point for you.

And most child seats require front facing.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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With that number of people in my coach I would reduce it by one! I would fly to Fl and meet them when they get there.
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Minimize standing or walking around when underway. Be sure they understand that with a panic stop, the coach stops and they continue through the coach at highway speed.
You will have a great time and with everyone together it's an adventure,

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With that number of people in my coach I would reduce it by one! I would fly to Fl and meet them when they get there.
Make that 2 of us.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #7
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If you are only using the RV as a mode of transportation and not staying in it, remove anything you don't need and make sure gray and black tanks start out empty and carry just enough water to handle the enroute needs. I suspect you will want to stop every couple of hours anyway so plan gas stops accordingly as in no need to carry a full load. Just a few thoughts.
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6 adults and 3 children with supplies may put you over your weight limits. You need to seriously consider the total weight on the coach as well as the proper number of seat belts available.

When we had a motorhome, the rule was seat belts on and very lettle movement once under way.

A motorhome is not a bus, so try not to use it as one. Safety first.

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Florida in July sounds like a Disney trip - Make sure you start with good windshield wipers, hoses, belts, and good tires (properly inflated, a mfg date that is acceptable to you, and no sidewall cracking). Next you will need the generator and AC in good dependable running condition. If this is gas powered and you need to change the oil – synthetic would be a good idea for the hot Florida highways.
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How long you staying in FL.? Reason I ask is baggage weight for 9 people. I don't know how much your Georgie Boy can carry but I'm guessing you are going to be well over the capacity to be safe. At least make sure you have new or very recently new tires because the heat from our roads in FL and points north are deadly. If safety is you number one concern, I would re-think this trip in your coach with 9 people aboard. Don't know if this chart shows your capacities or not but it looks like your payload is around 2000lbs if this is the chart. http://rv.kamloops.com/georgieboy/20...suit/specs.htm
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Get the movie "RV" and watch it a couple of times. It will put things into perspective.
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I suggest you take out a life Ins. policy on each passenger then fly to your destination sit back and collect the money...........
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