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Old 06-30-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Overweight

Weighed the rig the other day and found out I'm over my GVWR.


I figure if I have the tires filled with helium I should be ok!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Get rid of some weight. Blow-outs happen! Congratulations on getting it weighed. Over-weight and under-inflated tires are the main cause of tire blow-outs. You have done the right thing in knowing you are over weight.

You can also redistribute some weight if that would help. Did you weigh the 4 corners or just the axles? Knowing the weight of each corner of your rig is very valuable so you can figure the correct tire inflation from the tire manufacturer's charts and so you can redistribute weight if that will work.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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Wow you have a big coach and I would imagine a pretty high GCVW. Time to go through everything and ask yourself if you need/want it in there for sure and leave some stuff behind.

Also ask yourself how you are traveling; do you need as much water on board? Questions like that and then decide. Re-positioning things is a good idea as well.

I go through this exercise every two years it seems, we travel close to our max weight and so I must watch it closely.
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I thought this was the humor section. The helium part was the joke, I'm not really overweight, at least my coach is not.

We actually just went thru the basement and got rid of at least 200# of useless junk.

Sorry for the confusion😬
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Well I am laughing so it was a good joke.
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The weight never sleep!

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We all tend to carry stuff that is never or seldom used. And the weight definately adds up. I try to do a purge every few months, as well as re-organize to better use my storage space.

I've also got some plastic bins that I keep at home - mark them beach, mountains, boondock, etc. These keep specialty things that I don't want to carry around all the time.
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Seems we humans are incessant collectors of stuff. Ever listen to George Carlin's take on stuff?
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