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Old 01-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question What's the minimum CCC you're comfortable with?

I just discovered you can "guild the lily" to excess. This used 45' long coach has every conceivable option you could put on a coach ~ bar none. Granite floors & counters, 3 AC's, 4 large slides - you name it, it has it!

But I was shocked to find that when it's fully loaded with fuel and water, it's CCC (cargo carrying capability ~ passengers and "stuff") was under 2,000 lbs.!

While I'm not planning on transporting my historic brick collection of the 18th century, it got me wondering just how much is really required?

I've already confirmed that none of the axial or wheels are overweight, but there's not a lot of excess capacity either (even with 365 series tires on the front). Note that it's got a Cummins ISX, so it can get out of it's own way ~ even going up a hill.

So how much capacity do YOU find you have to have?

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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For what it's worth, the weight sticker in the coach says it has a CCC of 6,856. I weighed it with a full fuel tank, full water tank, full propane tank, and empty holding tanks and came in at 29,800. The GVWR is 37,600.

Then I weighed it loaded up with a medium amount of stuff, i.e. myself, DW, food, beverage, clothes, etc. and found that it tipped the scales at 31,200 or 1,400 pounds of payload. When we go south for a couple of months I figure we'll carry no more than an additional 500-600 pounds. That would put us right at 2,000 cargo or payload.


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Old 01-07-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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It really depends upon what I am using the coach for. When I took my 3 kids and we were going boating or motorcycle riding or . . . . . ., the extra gear/toys added lots of weight so I wanted coaches that had at least 2400lbs.

Currently I and the misses are full-timing but we are pretty light travelers (used to live on a boat) so a CCC of 1200 is plenty for us even though I wouldn't buy a coach that only had a CCC of 1200. Besides we are coming up on our 1 year anniversary of full-timing and we have shed weight and our basement is emptier than when we started. However I have seen lots of people who have 44' rigs stuffed to the gills. To each his own.
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ours is listed at 4016 lbs CCC,
last weigh station stop was 19480 on the rear and 10600 up front for a total of 30080. This was all loaded for long trip.

our gvwr is 32,000 so i still had 2k left over for "stuff"
empty we are right over 27,000 lbs

so 4k CCC works for us
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