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Old 02-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Weight...Weight...What?

newbie in a minor state of confusion....
So my door sticker says 16000
according to my vin, my rig is spec'ed for 16001-19000.

Which one to believe?
And I do not have one of those handy dandy weight stickers I have seen in so many rigs.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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newbie in a minor state of confusion....
So my door sticker says 16000
according to my vin, my rig is spec'ed for 16001-19000.

Which one to believe?
And I do not have one of those handy dandy weight stickers I have seen in so many rigs.
There is a lot of things we do not know, namely what are you driving ? To keep it simple , I am guessing you are talking about GCW ? In any vehicle the first real place to start is the tires, check their stated capacity on the tire, then have your vehicle weighted at a local truck stop or gravel pit. They all have axle weight capabilities , that is where you should start.

Now , as to why there are spreads on ser. no. plates for weight. In most cases for vehicles that could be capable of exceeding the GCW stated , its because of the tires that the Factory put on it when new.
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Hi jeepthrills,
The sticker on the door should have a label to identify the number. Can you tell use more information? Year/Make/Model and how does the sticker identify the number would help.

Gut feel says the sticker is correct. The registration,,,,who knows how the state does their thing. The 16001 to 19000 could be a range used by the state to determine the price to register the vehicle, if it is required to be inspected, etc.
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First off....it is a 1995 p30...built 12/94
I wasn't refering to the registration anout the weight...I was refering to the vin number....5th or 6 th digit I think....I don't have the info in front of me now...vs the door tag.
Vin states 16001-19000 gvw chassis
Door tag states 16000 gvw

I will get specifics when I get home.
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Hi jeepthrills,
Thanks for the additional information. Go with the sticker on the door. That should have been put their by the coach builder. The VIN number weight range may have been from the chassis builder. The chassis builder looses control of the chassis once it is delivered to the coach builder.
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First off....it is a 1995 p30...built 12/94
I wasn't refering to the registration anout the weight...I was refering to the vin number....5th or 6 th digit I think....I don't have the info in front of me now...vs the door tag.
Vin states 16001-19000 gvw chassis
Door tag states 16000 gvw

I will get specifics when I get home.
Often along with the GCW range on the ID plate it will state the tire size and ply rating for different GCW numbers. I still say, check the tire ratings first on any vehicle., and know what your WT. is on each axle fully loaded w/ fuel,water etc.
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finally got to the scales

total 14100 with full fuel, LP, and basics in the basement.

(5600 front, 8500 rear)

90 gallons of H2O = 560 (but will never carry more than 30 gallons)

toad = 3400

DW and travel stuffs and misc =350

total traveling =18410.......GCWR 19500

1050+ to spare.....priceless!!
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finally got to the scales

total 14100 with full fuel, LP, and basics in the basement.

(5600 front, 8500 rear)

90 gallons of H2O = 560 (but will never carry more than 30 gallons)

toad = 3400

DW and travel stuffs and misc =350

total traveling =18410.......GCWR 19500

1050+ to spare.....priceless!!
Actually you have more GVW in comparison to GCWR The " toad" at 3400 only puts a few pounds on the vehicle, with all four on the ground. In other words you can carry more wt. inside the MH than just 1050 lbs, "toad" or not. Tire rating is the determining factor.
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i never thought a 30 footer with all steel wall and roof trusses would have come in that....well....relatively ...light.
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