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Old 08-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Post your class C measured axle weights

In order to build a database and reference of actual on the road weights of our RV's given that MFG's don't provide them, please post them here if you have visited the scales.

Please include the year, make, model/length, chassis type of your class C. Give the weight of each axle end: FL, FR (Front left, Front right) RL, RR.

If you remember (and the old age memory is functioning) add some details such as passenger, fuel and tank levels.

I have been trying to dial in a comfortable ride after reading several threads here on class C handling. Wise folks suggested a trip to the scales; I did. I found out that my tires are quite overinflated for my given load. Time to adjust pressures for better drivability.

If you have never been to the scales, I found it to be quite an easy process. I stopped at a Flying J's while returning from boondocking on some state lands. Ask the cashier to pay for a weigh ($10.00) and a re-weigh ($2.00). Drive onto the scales. Put the front axle on the first of 3 separate scales. Ensure the rear axle is on the second plate of the scale. Push the button and via the intercom give them your ticket number. Drive off the scale and go back on it but this time make sure that either the driver or the curb side tires are on the cement. Most likely, you will have the front axle on plate #2 of the scale and the rear axle on the third segment. Push the button and tell the attendant re-weigh with your ticket number. From there calculating your weight per axle end is simple math.

This $12.50 spent, with tax, will be the most bang for the buck handling and safety upgrade you will ever make!


My follow up post will give my results.
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2017 Thor 22E Ford E450/6speed 25' over all
FL 1940#, FR 1900#
RL 3760#, RR 3660#
Front total 3840#
Rear total 7420#
GVW 11,260#

On board: packed for a long weekend trip, 23 of 40 gallons water, 45 of 55 gallons fuel, no passengers, tanks empty, ice-alcohol-and food mostly consumed, and a 9Lb cat.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:30 PM   #3
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I suggest reading this thread. On a plane right now so no weights handy, but I do run close to my GVWR when I have guests (4 adults total) and full cargo/water/fuel. I make sure I keep front/rear proportionately balanced, as well as side-to-side. Any excess would get tossed in my towed vehicle (I'm nowhere close to my GCWR).

I run the tires at full door sticker when loaded close to GVWR, and only a few pounds less when loaded lighter (if I even bother to let air out)...better mileage and tire wear/safety. However, I run also have airbags and have upgraded the shocks (all around) to Koni FSDs...rides smooth like a SUV even with full tire pressure. I also ditched the "toy" factory sway bars and installed Hellwigs front/rear.

Nice suggestion on how to get side weights...done it myself before. Unfortunately some scales don't allow for that (some have curbs).
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:37 PM   #4
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Howdy -

2015 Coachmen Prism 24J on Sprinter chassis

With 2 passengers, 1 dog, full water, diesel, and 3/4 propane, almost empty holding tanks...

Front Axle - rated 4410#, actual driver side 1800, pass side 2050 - total 3850

Rear axle - rated 7720#, actual driver side 3475, pass side 3800 - total 7275

Rated coach gross veh. wt. 11030#. Even though I was well under each individual axle rating, my total actual coach weight was 11,125#, putting me over by 95#. I guess being over by less than 1% rated weight isn't bad - so drop a few gallons of water and I'm good! ST
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:31 AM   #5
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Hilgert, Reading the forums over the years I have come across many of your posts. The Hellwigs will be my next upgrade.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:32 AM   #6
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Taj My Haul weights

2012 Winnie 29T. Usual load of full fuel, 1/2 tank water, full LP, black & grey empty, case of Bud, Dog, Cat and stuffed squirrel. (http://www.acroflyer.com/nibbler

Steer Axel 3560 lb Drive axle 12000 lb

Best tire pressure 65 lbs front, 70 lbs rear. (cold)
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2012 Winnie 29T. Usual load of full fuel, 1/2 tank water, full LP, black & grey empty, case of Bud, Dog, Cat and stuffed squirrel. (http://www.acroflyer.com/nibbler

Steer Axel 3560 lb Drive axle 12000 lb

Best tire pressure 65 lbs front, 70 lbs rear. (cold)
Do you really have 12,000# on an axle that's rated for 9,600#
Assuming you have 225 x 75 x16 tires, 70# pressure is enough to support a maximum 8,880#
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:28 PM   #8
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Front Total 4224#
Rear Total 8822#

Total 13046#

2004 E450 28 Foot, No Slides c/w 2 bodies, full fuel, full 64 gal fresh water and empty holding tanks.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:17 PM   #9
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Front 4000
Rear 8520
'99 Lazy Daze Rear Bath
Gas, LP, water full
Ford E450
GVWR 14,050
Missing bodies +cargo=800

Thanks for doing this. Recently weighed for the first time and agree that it is $10.50 well spent.
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OOPS.... Drive is 8440 total wt 12000
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