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Old 11-04-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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RV weight

I am new to RVing and own a class B Winnebago Era, 24". Do I really need to worry about overall vehicle weight if we don't carry heavy extras and are healthy weight ourselves? It seems like a lot of trouble to get weighed and it is hard to imagine we are overweight.
GVWR is 11,000; GCWR is 15,250; GAWR front is 4,400; GAWR rear is 7,700.

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Old 11-04-2017, 05:44 PM   #2
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I am new to RVing and own a class B Winnebago Era, 24"

I hope that is a typo 'cause if it isn't you are extremely overweight for a 24 inch rig.

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Old 11-04-2017, 06:41 PM   #3
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Pull onto a CAT scale at a truck stop and put one axle on each of two pads. Push the button and tell them this is a first weigh. When they tell you they have it...go park, go in and pay $11. They'll give you a print out.

If you don't use a scale, I guess you could always pull out the Magic 8 ball..."Am I close to my front axle weight?"... Answer: Definite Maybe.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:09 PM   #4
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I would certainly weigh it, CAT scale axle weighing only costs about $12, better to know for sure, and most Sprinter Chassis class B's really don't have that much cargo carrying capacity.

p.s. make sure to fill the tanks before you weigh
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:16 AM   #5
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My eyesight isn't as good as it used to be. I took a closer look and you're right, it's 24 feet.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:36 PM   #6
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It is important to get it weighed, not only for being overloaded, but to determine the correct tire pressure. It is not unusual for an total axle weight to be ok, but one side could be significantly heavier and the pressure must be set for that weight. All tires on the axle must have the same pressure.
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Actually, the Sprinter chassis Roadtreks and Pleasure-ways Plataeaus on the MB3500 chassis have alomst 3,000 lb OCCC.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:27 AM   #8
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Quite a few posts in this thread recommend to new RV owners to weigh their roles on a CAT 's scale and mention only the maximum allowable weights on the axles. In addition to complying with the axle weight ratings, one must also comply with GVWR and, if towing, comply with GCWR . If your RV has has marginal OCCC, keep the fresh, gray and black water tanks empty or near empty when. driving. If all else fails, consider towing a small cargo trailer.

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