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Old 11-13-2017, 03:43 PM   #15
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If your looking for Ford chassis info everything you need as far as wheelbase axle weights can be found at www.fleet.ford.com
As coach manufactures use only what is available, no options on the ford chassis UNLESS the coachbuilder makes the changes to the chassis
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:57 PM   #16
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My Minnie Winnie has a yellow sticker on the driver door that displays the OCC (1,561 for the 2017 31D with jacks). After filling the water, lp, and gas tanks, and loading my unit with cargo for a 3 month trip, 2 occupants, groceries full and 2 dogs..I went to a Catscale and weighed it. Weight was as follows:
Front axel 4,500 Rear 10,220 Total 14,720
GVWR=14,500

I could dump my fresh water to come in under however, The unit handles well and I feel safe at this weight.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:08 PM   #17
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My Minnie Winnie has a yellow sticker on the driver door that displays the OCC (1,561 for the 2017 31D with jacks). After filling the water, lp, and gas tanks, and loading my unit with cargo for a 3 month trip, 2 occupants, groceries full and 2 dogs..I went to a Catscale and weighed it. Weight was as follows:
Front axel 4,500 Rear 10,220 Total 14,720
GVWR=14,500

I could dump my fresh water to come in under however, The unit handles well and I feel safe at this weight.Attachment 182832
Well you're over your rear axle rating by 620# and over your tire ratings on your rear axle by 340# (if they're inflated to 80 psi) but I guess you know that.

My 2014 Itasca 31 K has a 3,275# OCCC. Of course I don't have jacks and probably a lot of other things I don't have, but I've got plenty of OCCC.
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Mitch, thanks for drawing my attention to the weight issue. I just focused on the TOTAL. May reconsider carrying 44 gallons of fresh water in the tank which is in the rear, especially on long trips. That would be a relatively painless way to shed somw weight.
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TJ,

Thanks for your reply. This is exactly the type of information I am after and your reply also illustrates the exact problem I wish to stay away from, being short on OCCC. Also shows how some of our OCCC can be lost to us by only being available over the front axle.

Can you please tell me if your 31D also has any of the following options.....

The Tail gate package
The Premium Package
Spare Tire
Convienence Package

I don't need the Tail Gate or Premium package and I'm trying to find out how much OCC I can gain without them. I understand the Convenience package is mandatory.

Thanks again.
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If you are going to just stay at campgrounds with full hook-ups, I would just carry enough fresh water for using the toilet. Saves some weight.

The only time I fill the fresh water tank is when I dry camp.
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My 2017 31D was built as a dealer demo for the dealer show in Aug ,16...so they loaded it with every option. Part of the enjoyment of rving for me is bringing everything I want and then some...I could get rid of stuff or move heavier stuff into my light toad (3500lb). Realistically, I will follow the idea to not carry full fresh water which I only need when dry camping. This unit has a sleeper sofa in the living area that is very nice but I will never use it and it must add at least 75 pounds to the load. Even with all our gear loaded (2), we have more storage in all areas, love not having to fight to pack stuff in. Tons of storage inside and out. We pack the usual items like a weber grill, lawn chairs, screen house, tools, extra hoses and cords etc.
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