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Old 04-12-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Who has actually weighed their motorhome?

After reading countless threads about tire pressures and tire blow outs, who has actually weighed there coach ?

I'm beginning to believe most people have never done this. They just follow the placard by the seat, or they don't follow that even.

For me it was the first thing I did, even being a newbe to owning a motorhome.

my weights
LF 5962 lbs RF 6072 lbs
LR 9790 lbs RR 9944 lbs

Fr axle ratings = 13,200 lbs
Rear axle = 22,950 lbs


Full fuel and full fresh water. Black and grey empty, propane 1/2 full

All in all I think my coach is pretty well balanced
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After reading countless threads about tire pressures and tire blow outs, who has actually weighed there coach ?

I'm beginning to believe most people have never done this. They just follow the placard by the seat, or they don't follow that even.

For me it was the first thing I did, even being a newbe to owning a motorhome.

my weights
LF 5962 lbs RF 6072 lbs
LR 9790 lbs RR 9944 lbs

Fr axle ratings = 13,200 lbs
Rear axle = 22,950 lbs


Full fuel and full fresh water. Black and grey empty, propane 1/2 full

All in all I think my coach is pretty well balanced
I have-numerous times.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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I have-numerous times.
I have too, to ensure I don't overload the rear axle based on what I'm carrying. Probably have had it weighed at least 1/2 dozen times.

In fact, reading the forums is what has educated me to perform this important task.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:26 PM   #4
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:28 PM   #5
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So how close would you have been with air pressure if you just followed the placard?

I have a 1999 Intruder and I read some where my placard numbers are off by 10 lbs with todays standards.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #6
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Every year so far. Made an appointment for SmartWeigh through Escapees and they called back a couple days later and said the scales were not functional. We will reschedule later this year if possible.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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last 2 motor home

I weighed my last 2 Motor Homes and a 5th Wheel on CAT Scales Fully Loaded including passenger and toad. The Front axle on my Current motor home is within a couple hundred pounds of being maxed out. I carry the papers with me to prove I am legal and within all weight limits.
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Rear axle = 22,950 lbs
The rating above and the age of your rig tells me it was one of those that was put on the road illegally! The legal rating for the rear axle was not changed to 24,000#'s till just a few years ago. Before that it was 20,000#'s. Several companies had to buy back some of their MH's due to the illegal weight.

But now it's legal and yours is well balanced too.
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Multiple times. The factory when we did pickup (after loading our stuff), and several times at Spartan when getting annual service. After the first three times the numbers barely changed, so I stopped doing it. As full timers, the weight just didn't change much over time. What we had loaded was what we had. Didn't change much after that.
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Ive weighed mine a few times. Just go down to the local corn storage silos and pull up on their scales for free. (small town) I have not weighed individual corners but oh well, its free. I get a weight on the front axle then the entire coach and then the rear axle. If I followed the plaque on the coach, I would have been way off on pressures.
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I've weighed mine many times. I have a portable scale so it's pretty easy. Anybody ever in the Palm Desert/Palm Springs, CA area, let me know. Happy to weigh yours
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I guess what concerns me is I read posts where some are running 85 lbs, etc and have never weighed there coach. I just wonder how many of those people have tire blow outs ?
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I have not been able to get a 4 corner weigh but haven't really tried very hard. I have weighed by axle often. My weights pretty much dictate full pressure in all tires except the tag anyway.
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The rating above and the age of your rig tells me it was one of those that was put on the road illegally! The legal rating for the rear axle was not changed to 24,000#'s till just a few years ago. Before that it was 20,000#'s. Several companies had to buy back some of their MH's due to the illegal weight.

But now it's legal and yours is well balanced too.

So are you saying that 20,000# axles are now rated to 24,000# with proper tires?


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