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Old 05-01-2021, 07:26 AM   #1
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Scottsdale 3201 Specs

I'm purchasing a 2004 Scottsdale 3201 and trying to get detailed specifications. I found a PDF of the 2004 Scottsdale line on the web but it does not show a model 3201 and the floorplans shown do not represent my layout.

Does anyone have an idea where to try to get the proper information on such things as maximum "toad" weight, etc?
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I'm purchasing a 2004 Scottsdale 3201 and trying to get detailed specifications. I found a PDF of the 2004 Scottsdale line on the web but it does not show a model 3201 and the floorplans shown do not represent my layout.

Does anyone have an idea where to try to get the proper information on such things as maximum "toad" weight, etc?
In case you are asking about the capability of the chassis, and IF it is a Workhorse chassis (vin # begins with "5B4"), I can help you. Post ONLY the last 8 digits of the chassis vin # and I'll get the info for you.
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THANK YOU for the help.
VIN# 43375511

The main number I need to find first is the towing capacity as I'm looking for a "Toad" this weekend.

Thanks again for your help
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VIN# 43375511

The main number I need to find first is the towing capacity as I'm looking for a "Toad" this weekend.

Thanks again for your help
That vin # is a 2004 model year W-22 chassis with 19.5" wheels. It has a 22,000 pound GVWR, an 8.1L V8 and Allison 1000 series 5 speed tranny. AFIK, all of the W-22 series chassis have a 26,000 pound GCVWR, so your MAX towable weight is 4,000 pounds - HOWEVER, that assumes the fully loaded for travel coach weighs its max of 22,000 pounds.

IF the actual coach weight is less, you can add the difference to the toad, BUT you need to be mindful about the HITCH rating (likely a Class 3, 5,000 pound rated) was added to a frame extension fabricated by Newmar and welded onto the ends of the chassis rails. It is the extension and hitch which are the "weakest link" that really limits how much you should try to tow.

All 3 recalls were completed, including the "brake recall" which replaced all 4 calipers. There are no open recalls on that chassis.
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Thank You Soooo Much!

That is really helpful. I always try to pack the MH lightly, never haul more than 10 Gallons of water until I get to the park.

The hitch is a 5000 pound capacity. I plan is to pull an old version of the Jeep Liberty. Depending on how it's equipped, it will weigh in between 3,800 and 4,200 pounds so it will be close

Thanks again for your help. You folks are great.
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Suggest you look carefully at how the hitch is attached to the frame extension and be sure to attach the safety cables to something OTHER than the hitch. Several toads have run off still attached to the hitch which broke loose from the frame.
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