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Old 12-24-2011, 07:07 AM   #1
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merry christmas to every one. i have 1990 winne chieftain. 27 rt. just wondering what the dry weight of this unit is? i probably just need to weigh it but was just wondering .thanks for any info. harvrk
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merry christmas to every one. i have 1990 winne chieftain. 27 rt. just wondering what the dry weight of this unit is? i probably just need to weigh it but was just wondering .thanks for any info. harvrk
First,,, Merry Christmas !!! I cannot personally speak on your mh,, but our 27' weighed right at 10,500 lbs fairly empty... go spend $5-$10 at a local scale and weigh front and rear axles separate. That is the only real way to see... Every vehicle will be a little different... If you were in my area, I'd be glad to help you weigh it where I work... Have a Great Holidays !!! Darel
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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Better yet, fill the gas tank, the propane tank, the water tank, load up the stuff like groceries, tools and gear you would normally take with you and see what your ACTUAL weight running down the highway will be. This is important to know for your tire inflation, among other things.

Vintage RVs, especially those built on the Chevy P30 chassis had very darn little carrying capacity.

Once you've removed and replaced some of the old interior, as we all tend to in the renovation process, you may find you end up with more or less carrying capacity than another RV of the same year and model (hint- you may have to give up those dreams of the granite countertops )
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Better yet, fill the gas tank, the propane tank, the water tank, load up the stuff like groceries, tools and gear you would normally take with you and see what your ACTUAL weight running down the highway will be. This is important to know for your tire inflation, among other things.

Vintage RVs, especially those built on the Chevy P30 chassis had very darn little carrying capacity.

Once you've removed and replaced some of the old interior, as we all tend to in the renovation process, you may find you end up with more or less carrying capacity than another RV of the same year and model (hint- you may have to give up those dreams of the granite countertops )
Dang it Chief,,, Senior Chief,,, (sorry) you are making me feel bad with my old P30 chassis...
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About 14,500 lbs. Here is the owners manual.

http://www.winnebagoind.com/products...eftain-bro.pdf
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My Coach is 25 foot long and with everything in it is almost 17000 pds. The coach is set up for 14500 pds and can handle that and tow 4500 pounds behind it. I have been running heavy since i have had it. I am right at the front axle at 5000pds. The back axle is where i am over at. Seems that is the way of most of us are though.If i remember when i first got it it weight was somewhere in the 10000+ bracket and i didn't have the tank full or the water tank either. Mine was almost at its weight before loading up anything. The rear is supposed to handle 9640 and we can see that the back should never have anything in it. Guess i was supposed to float around but not land on anything.....
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