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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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I don't have the specific numbers handy, but I can say that with my 40'DP, full fuel/propane/water and us on board I have a tick under 2,000 pounds left on the rear and a tick under 1,000 on the front (again, that's with us and the dogs, and we...well, let's just say combined we're over the 500lb. mark).

I suppose if we had a lot of stuff that wouldn't cut it for FT use, but I gotta say I'm not sure where I'd PUT all that stuff.


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Old 08-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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I have a 93 Bounder,34ft DP.Fully loaded for extended trip,50 gal water in a 100 gal tank.Full of fuel.Front axle is 100# light,the rear axle is 700# over. I have unloaded some tools and misc to get legal.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by athuddriver View Post
LOVE IT! I'm gonna copy your diagram. That being said, it looks like you are in the same situation as I am...not much left you can put on the rear axle.
That is fully loaded, I hope there is nothing else to go in.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #18
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MFG numbers can be VERY confusing. Try to get the CHASSIS recomendation. then have your MH weighed (perferably all 4 cornors). We had our weighed on CAT scales and it is helpful but really only gives you Front and rear total weight. By having each wheel weighed you will be better able to load your MH for best weight distribution. Our Damon tuscany had 1000 lbs more on passenger side rear? Why? Gally, refrig, furnance. We moved what we could and now I have only 128 lbs more on the passenger side. Had to move a lot of stuff to driver side. Having each wheel weight also helps in tire inflation. Good Luck. ed
Chassis "recommendation" means nothing. The only one that can set the weight ratings is the manufacturer of the vehicle, this is federal law.
Yes, you do need four "corner" weights. Then take the highest load and use that to set the pressures across that axle. DO NOT run different pressures on the tires on the same axle.
Balancing the load is good but not always possible.
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