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Old 03-04-2015, 03:07 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mich F View Post
Did you get it weighed yet ?
We have a few immediate plans that will alter the initial weight.

I'm not going to weigh it until I've upgraded the front axle, rotors,sway bars, and other suspension components.

We will also be removing a good portion of the overhead bed structure (in the Fleetwood it is made of solid, rather heavy wood) and that awful barrel chair by the front door which by itself is pretty damn heavy.

Once we have those basic things done and have established a baseline, we will weigh it and make bigger, heavier decisions based on that.

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:11 PM   #16
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Also, to Fleetwood's credit, they did not advise me one way or the other when it came to altering such a substantial component:

"Mr. Auten,

I understand what you are trying to accomplish but Iím afraid we wonít be able to provide an answer that has any merit. Anything like you mentioned below is something that we would have had to have engineering evaluate and test. Iím sorry but anything that deviates from the original design is something we cannot speculate on without having the appropriate engineering testing performed.

Denis Rumschlag
Senior Owner Relations Rep"

That's pretty much the answer I was expecting and I appreciate his careful, respectful approach.

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Old 03-04-2015, 06:17 PM   #17
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I'd remove the lead weight and add a motorcycle. \ken

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