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Old 08-13-2019, 08:58 PM   #15
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Right now my rig weighs just under 52,000#'s loaded for a long trip and full water tank. It's GVWR is 54,000#'s. However that's using only 20,000#'s for the drive axle which is legally allowed to be 24,000#'s and axle itself is rated for 26,000#'s. So I'm well under it's capacity even with tile floors, hardwood cabinets etc.
Wow, that's close!

Loaded for a 2 month trip, I weigh in about 7,000 lbs under my GVWR.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #16
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My coach has a 50,600# GVWR and with full fuel, full water, full basement freezer, full refrigerator, full basement and a full closet, the coach weighs in just under 41,000#. The problem is I have no space to carry anything else.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:39 AM   #17
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Can't add to what others have said, but noticed you are kinda new on IRV2 and wanted to say hello! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:07 AM   #18
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Thatís one thing you have to be very careful of with a gas coach. I have found that some coaches, once you figure in the towed vehicle weight, leaves less than 1,000 lb for carrying capacity. Iím sure many shoppers donít realize this. I spoke to a couple at the Hershey show that didnít understand at all and were getting ready to put a deposit on a new coach.
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Maybe the number one cause of MH accidents, certainly not ALL accidents.
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Everyone knows what could happen and it is not pretty.
Have you ever had to deal with this problem?
Is this just a wake up call for the RV world?
I am not sure what answers you want.
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What happens?? The same thing as when you overload your car by the same percentage, on a much larger, and more life-threatening scale.
Since you have not responded to replies for your reason for asking, it may lead some to ponder is this is legitimate.
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What happens?? The same thing as when you overload your car by the same percentage, on a much larger, and more life-threatening scale.
Since you have not responded to replies for your reason for asking, it may lead some to ponder is this is legitimate.
Itís certainly a legitimate question. The fact that they have asked the question may indicate a willingness to learn and make adjustments to keep their coach below the GVWR.

Itís a step in the right direction compared to the 60% who blindly or knowingly operate an RV in excess of the stated weight capacity.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:39 PM   #23
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Death, injury, premature wear or failure of suspension components, decreased braking performance, reduced fuel efficiency, undesirable or unsafe handling characteristics, liability for knowingly operating an overweight vehicle. I think the last one is called gross negligence.

In addition to the MH there is the toad/trailer and GCVWR to consider.
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Itís certainly a legitimate question. The fact that they have asked the question may indicate a willingness to learn and make adjustments to keep their coach below the GVWR.

Itís a step in the right direction compared to the 60% who blindly or knowingly operate an RV in excess of the stated weight capacity.
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Itís certainly a legitimate question. The fact that they have asked the question may indicate a willingness to learn and make adjustments to keep their coach below the GVWR.

Itís a step in the right direction compared to the 60% who blindly or knowingly operate an RV in excess of the stated weight capacity.
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Everyone knows what could happen and it is not pretty.
Have you ever had to deal with this problem?
Is this just a wake up call for the RV world?
I am not sure what answers you want.
We are new RV'ers...but I saw the tag in the cabinet saying do not go over weight capacity..but didn't list the weight 😣
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What is the danger of over weight capacity on a motor home?
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We are new RV'ers...but I saw the tag in the cabinet saying do not go over weight capacity..but didn't list the weight 😣
Your profile shows that you own a Newmar. Contact them and they will be able to provide all the information you need.
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