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Old 04-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 fleetwood p32 chassis with a 454, It has a gvw of 16500 but I cant find a gross conbined veh weight rating anywhere, I was just wondering what I can realisically tow with it. I'm not towing a toad, mostly will be atv's or my boat, but I would like to eventually upgrade to an enclosed trailer for the atv's and \i was wondering if that will have to wait til I get a bigger rig.
The enclosed trailer with the quads would weigh in at 4800 lbs, the trailer I have now loaded it about 3500lbs.
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I have a 1999 fleetwood p32 chassis with a 454, It has a gvw of 16500 but I cant find a gross conbined veh weight rating anywhere, I was just wondering what I can realisically tow with it. I'm not towing a toad, mostly will be atv's or my boat, but I would like to eventually upgrade to an enclosed trailer for the atv's and \i was wondering if that will have to wait til I get a bigger rig.
The enclosed trailer with the quads would weigh in at 4800 lbs, the trailer I have now loaded it about 3500lbs.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
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Zeddy, I've linked your post to the Fleetwood section where some of your fellow Fleetwood owners will see your question.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:56 AM   #5
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Zeddy, there should be a label somewhere to the right of the driver's seat that gives the gross vehicle weight rating, the combined weight rating, and the axle ratings. But maybe the information was removed at some time in the past.

Your chassis was manufactured just about the time Workhorse Custom Chassis took over the business from GM; but even if your chassis was manufactured by GM before Workhorse took over, Workhorse should be able to help you. If you can't find the weight label, I suggest giving Workhorse a call at 877-294-6773. Have your chassis VIN available when you call.

In addition to the gross combined weight capacity of the chassis, you need to be concerned about the weight capacity of the hitch. This information should be on the hitch; but, again, the information may no longer be there. As Route 66 suggests, maybe other Fleetwood owners can help with the hitch if it has no label. The other option would be to call the specific Fleetwood division that manufactured your motorhome.
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There also should be a rating label on the tow hitch (if you can see it)...just another idea...could have been painted over or fallen off by now.
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A good hitch shop can install a 10,000lb hitch and add some braces to the rear frame. I tow a 9000lbs, 28 foot inclosed car trailer with my class A ford. Does just fine on flat land.
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Be careful having a hitch shop or welder "add" a hitch. You can add a 10,000# hitch to a Honda Civic, but it is not rated or capable of pulling a 10,000# trailer.

Best to check the chassis rating and then weigh the coach and see where you are.

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Zeddy,

Accoding to the Fleetwood Bounder 1999 spec sheet, your hitch is rated for 3500lbs and 250lbs of tongue weight. The GCWR is for your Bounder is 20,000lbs.
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Zeddy,
I forgot to tell you were I got the 1999 information. Go to the Fleetwood site link below and select Bounder and then your year model.

http://www.fleetwoodrv.com/frvlibrary/default.aspx
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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Thx guys I have been busy for the last couple days...stupid job

My rig is a Trailstar Tracker made by fleetwood, Kind of a combination of all the models of that year. My label by the drivers seat does not list the gross weight and the sticker on the hitch is long gone.

Guess I will have to wait for a new rig if I want to tow that much weight.
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