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Old 12-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #71
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CCC? Cargo Carrying Capacity? Is that right? I'm new at this, and I keep looking at all this basement storage I have, and I can't imagine ever
filling it up once I start to FT. It seems to me, that the gassers being front engine would have just as much storage as a DP, am I wrong?
DP usually have much higher cargo capacities due the heavier chassis construction to begin with. When we bought our last motorhome we wanted new but had a dp desire with a gasser budget. We ended up with a front engine diesel basically because of the additional cargo capacity (and we have 22.5" tires). Since we travel 6-7 months continuous we have all of our "stuff" with us.

You cannot assume that all DPs have decent ccc. There have been some that are near overweight (at least on one axle) before the first passenger gets aboard. That is why it is important to know weights (measured not estimated) before buying.

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Old 12-25-2011, 09:23 AM   #72
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Well, I guess that was my mistake. I bought a Holiday rambler DP, and got one that was 40 ft simply because the wheelbase was much longer than the 38 ft model. I just ASSUMED the MH manufacturer would leave some cargo capacity in the thing. I find it hard to believe that my MH could weight more that the GVWR without me loading it.

I see so many MH's that look like the rear end is too long and hangs way over the rear wheels. In my research before buying, general wisdom was that the wheelbase was to be 60% or more of the total length, so the MH would handle properly. Nothing I read anywhere warned that an unloaded MH could already be in excess of it's GCWR. Wouldn't that be against the law?

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Old 12-25-2011, 01:25 PM   #73
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My 36' gasser has room for my unmounted 22.5 spare and I average over 7 mpg. I also have more then enough CCC and two slides.
You only have 2 slides and 35-36 feet, add 2 more slides and 2 feet and those gassers are on the edge. MH Magazine did a real mileage test on a
partially loaded big gasser, 5.5. Not the these forum tall tales.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:58 PM   #74
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spair tire

i am farely new to the motor home aspect of rving, i bought a 36' southwind, it has a spare tire under the rear of the coach. but reading the owners manual it states that you should not change the tire your self and does not come with the tools to change the tire
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Originally Posted by neal day View Post
i am farely new to the motor home aspect of rving, i bought a 36' southwind, it has a spare tire under the rear of the coach. but reading the owners manual it states that you should not change the tire your self and does not come with the tools to change the tire
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:11 PM   #77
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Tire Age

I have not saw one mention of the danger of an "OLD TIRE".
I recently purchased an older model MH with tires that looked relatively new. [good tread, no signs of cuts, cracks nor weathering] On my first trip out, coming into Cho-Cho, TN I-24, B/O/RS. Could've happened coming downn Eagle. Luckly had a mounted spare. Called for help, came and replaced RS with spare. 30min down road, B/O/LIR. Used 2nd spare [unmounted]. Got hold of same repairman used hour before. Got to next exit and bought a complete set of NEW TIRES. If a tire is 5yr old, start looking for a new one. If it is 7yr old, "BUY NOW".
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That really comes down to rotation.

I don't rotate the spare BUT when I buy tires I always take the best one and put it as the spare. I always buy tires in pairs.

After this blowout the tire that did not get the shrapnel was rotated to spare position. The spare was 6 yrs old but did its job. The "new" spare is 3 yrs old.

I'm not nearly as worried about an old spare. It is not seeing heat cycles and is not exposed to UV. It is going to last longer than anything on the ground. I don't think it will be an issue leaving it in place until the front tires get done in a couple of years.
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We carry a spare in the trunk of the toad, or on the trailer if we're pulling the golf cart. Just don't want to be stuck without one on a lonely desolate road somewhere. It's a matter of choice for everyone, not all will agree a spare is needed.

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