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Old 04-24-2015, 07:04 AM   #1
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Vehicle weight

Just weighted our rv:

Front axle: 4200
Rear axle: 7460
GW: 11660

Vehicle tag from manufacture:
Front GAWR 4410
Rear GAWR 7720
GVWR is 11030

Am I over weight by 630 pounds?

thanks,
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:24 AM   #2
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Either that or the Manufacture used Common Core math to come up with the gross.


When I added them, I came up with 12130
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:14 PM   #3
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Just weighted our rv:

Front axle: 4200
Rear axle: 7460
GW: 11660

Vehicle tag from manufacture:
Front GAWR 4410
Rear GAWR 7720
GVWR is 11030

Am I over weight by 630 pounds?

thanks,
Dan
Yes, if the GVWR is 11,030#. Your axle weight ratings add up to 12,130#, but something , whether it's tires, suspension, frame or whatever is keeping the GVWR below 12,130# and at 11,030#
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:27 PM   #4
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Dan; yes you are overweight , and there is nothing unusual about the GVWR being less than the combined AW Ratings , every truck I've owned was the same , I don't have the numbers in front of me but think the coach is too.

Judging by the low numbers, I'm assuming you have a van conversion or a small Class C. Many of these were overloaded from the factory.
Does your factory weight sticker list a CCC, ( Cargo Carrying Capacity)?
Weight sticker can be in the back of a closet or on a cupboard door.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:08 AM   #5
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Sounds like a Sprinter chassis and you are definitely over weight.
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yes Sprinter chassis. I've no idea where I can get 600 pounds out. Previous owner put Goodyear G949 load range E, 2470 pound rated with duel rear tires, which I believe helps wit carrying the weight. Guess I'll have to think were the weight is and try to get it off.
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yes Sprinter chassis. I've no idea where I can get 600 pounds out. Previous owner put Goodyear G949 load range E, 2470 pound rated with duel rear tires, which I believe helps wit carrying the weight. Guess I'll have to think were the weight is and try to get it off.
Can we assume that you weighed the coach with minimal amount of fresh water and empty waste tanks?
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I have a 2013 View Sprinter also. It has the same GW of 11,030. The CCC, ( Cargo Carrying Capacity) is 1260 lbs. When I weighed mine it came out to 10,880. That was just people, cargo, fuel and propane no water. You need to run dry when traveling no fresh, gray, or black water. If you fill the fresh tank you added 308 lbs. I travel with just 3 or 4 gals of fresh to flush when traveling. If you have a Winnebago check out the View Navion web site. If you don't you can still get a lot of help with the Sprinter chassis.
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yes tanks are empty and about 1/4 full on fresh water. I think some of the weight is the leveling system previous owner installed. They also installed tires with load rating of 2600 pounds each, on the rear.
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I've always wondered how long it will be before states will require RVs to stop at truck scales. It will drive revenue for those states (fines) which they like, improve the margin of safety, likely shorten the overall length of some class c's, and push innovation through customer demand for manufacturers to shed weight from these rigs starting at the factory.

It will also make for a lot of cranky RV owners.

Good job at being diligent about correcting this issue.
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If you have a HWH lift system it adds a little less than 200 lbs.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:39 AM   #12
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Hi Irish,
yes, figured that is probably on big hunk of weight. Agree that manufactures should shed pounds. I see many ways of doing that with the wood working. I build hollow wooden surfboards and know how to trim weight. First one was 35 pounds, today same board is 19 pounds.

In an RV to remove weight is going to cost extra money/time. Probably right, it should be done one way or another.
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Either that or the Manufacture used Common Core math to come up with the gross.


When I added them, I came up with 12130
I can eat a whole pie. And I can eat a whole cake. But I can't eat both at the same time.

The GVWR may allow certain weights over each axle, but the GVWR may be limited by the brakes. Folks often think gross weight is determined by engine size, but more often is determined but what the brakes can stop.
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GAWR surprise

Last year I traded my Class A for a B+ Lexington 300SS because the A was getting old and it was time for a change. On the back of the A I had a motorcycle carrier, bike was small, maybe 400 lbs. The A had no problem handling the extra weight (GAWR). I checked the GAWR on the Lexington and I thought there would be no problems there either. I removed and mounted the motorcycle carrier to the Lexington, loaded the bike and headed to the Cat Scale and get a weigh in. To my surprise I was 600 lbs. over my GAWR.
I called the dealer for an explanation and he tells me that by the time you have a full tank of gas, no water, you have already reached your GAWR. I asked about the weight of two people and supplies...He was quiet for a few seconds.
So... now, it looks like I have to trailer the bike to be legal.... that sucks!!! I should have bought an other Class A... Live and learn.
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