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Old 05-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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This is frustrating

Someone just asked me what the GVW of my 38 'gas powered Kountry Aire Motorhome 3750 is. I've looked high and low, glove box, drivers door and surrounding area, checked my ownership papers, even talked to a dealer. Nothing !! Ideas anyone ?
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Both the brochure and the owners manual should give the GVWR and also the manufacturer's label inside the coach?

What year is it? Might it be a 2008 Grand Star 3750? I thought Kountry Aire is a fifth wheel.

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I have a tag on the back of my bathroom mirror. It's hard to say where the tag might have been placed.

According to Newmar (can't find the exact model, perhaps you can search for the exact model) your GVWR is between 22000 and 24000 pounds.
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I agree with Medico. The only "3750" I could find in the Newmar line-up is the Grand Star and on a Workhorse chassis, the GVWR is 24,000 lbs.

click here for the page in the 2008 Grand Star brochure

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I have a tag on the back of my bathroom mirror. It's hard to say where the tag might have been placed.
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The unit is a 1997 Motorhome. My guess is that the weight is in the 20,000 lb range. I will try to determine if an owners manual is available on line and go from there.

You folks have been great and I appreciate your input.
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Call Newmar with your VIN and ask - they can probably look it up. Or if you know the chassis make, call the chassis manufacturer with your VIN. A '97 Kountry Aire is likely a Spartan chassis (assuming diesel power).

I found the 1997 Kountry Aire brochure on the Newmar web site, but it has zero in the way of weights and measures. Strange! But you may find this interesting reading anyway:

http://www.newmarcorp.com/uploads/br...7/1997kabb.pdf
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MH manufacturers have been required for decades to put that info on a sheet accessible to the owner. That often meant on a printed sheet on the inside panel of a bedroom closet door. My rig has one there.

And, in my rig, there is also a Federal tag on the wall right next to the drivers seat.
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If you call Newmar with the Vin# they will be able to give you a run down on the build. I have a 2001 34' Dutch Star 3368 with a GVW of 20500 lb. Ford. My DS has all the information on a charts inside Kitchen cab. with the options plus weights and gals. on your tanks and color charts on the unit. GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[QUOTE=Jim_HiTek;1562853]MH manufacturers have been required for decades to put that info on a sheet accessible to the owner. That often meant on a printed sheet on the inside panel of a bedroom closet door. My rig has one there.

And, in my rig, there is also a Federal tag on the wall right next to the drivers seat.

Thats where mine is also.
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The OP's coach is a 1997 and the regs were not so stringent about weight placards back then.
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The OP's coach is a 1997 and the regs were not so stringent about weight placards back then.
My rig is a '94 and it was required long before that.
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As has been said, Federal Regulations require a sticker, so unless your rig had a compulsive sticker peeler in it's past, there's one somewhere.
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The OP was asking regarding a GVW, right? That's gross vehicle weight, and to get that we usually visit the scales?

Most have replied above regarding the GVWR?

Then there is the comment about a commonly used rating today - that wasn't required back in 97. I think that one might be the combined gross vehicle weight rating - CGVWR?
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