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Old 02-24-2015, 02:06 PM   #57
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Don't leave us hanging!
Fleetwood just called me....boy o boy not good...

so freightliner says.... my chassis is rated at 26k period....

not 30k... and that they sold it to Fleetwood as a gross weight all included as 26k chassis... and that they have not engineered it to go past 26k
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Gvwr is 26k and gcvwr is 30k, right? I heard most are weighing the chasis out at around 21k leaving up to around 9k in tow weight. Has this changed?
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Gvwr is 26k and gcvwr is 30k, right? I heard most are weighing the chasis out at around 21k leaving up to around 9k in tow weight. Has this changed?
according to freight liner , the chassis was built to be 26k gcvwr
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according to freight liner , the chassis was built to be 26k gcvwr
What does the placard by the drivers seat say?
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I will go with what the stickers say in mine. Seems like there would be some serious legal liabilities if an accident occured with a vehicle operating at a weight above what the chasis manufacture designed it to handle. That said, I don't live in it full time so I'm probably under 20k and my Jeep is under 5k. I would be ticked if I bought it counting on 30k. Fraud comes to mind.
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according to freight liner , the chassis was built to be 26k gcvwr
I think that that is a misunderstanding. According to the specs from Fleetwood in their brochure, you have an allowable fully loaded weight (GVWR) of 26K lbs on the motorhome alone and an allowable combined weight with trailer (GCWR) of 30K lbs.
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What does the placard by the drivers seat say?
freightliner told me to look at the unfinished chassis sticker..

what the chassis was sold for and intended use

that's 26k total... Fleetwood added the extra lbs...
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I will go with what the stickers say in mine. Seems like there would be some serious legal liabilities if an accident occured with a vehicle operating at a weight above what the chasis manufacture designed it to handle. That said, I don't live in it full time so I'm probably under 20k and my Jeep is under 5k. I would be ticked if I bought it counting on 30k. Fraud comes to mind.
that's what freight liner told me... waiting for fleetwoods response
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I think that that is a misunderstanding. According to the specs from Fleetwood in their brochure, you have an allowable fully loaded weight (GVWR) of 26K lbs on the motorhome alone and an allowable combined weight with trailer (GCWR) of 30K lbs.
That is how I understood it and what my placard reads too.
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I think that that is a misunderstanding. According to the specs from Fleetwood in their brochure, you have an allowable fully loaded weight (GVWR) of 26K lbs on the motorhome alone and an allowable combined weight with trailer (GCWR) of 30K lbs.
correct... that's according to fleetwoood.... fleet wood didn't build the chassis..

freightliner built the chass to a max of 26k...that's what they said to day..
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correct... that's according to fleetwoood.... fleet wood didn't build the chassis..

freightliner built the chass to a max of 26k...that's what they said to day..
That's correct. Freightliner built the chassis to carry a maximum of 26K lbs. rolling down the road as a finished motorhome with you and your stuff in it.

That 26K allowable includes everything that the unfinished Freightliner chassis weighed plus what Fleetwood put on top of it and everything that you put on it or in it.

As an example, take mine. The stripped F53 22K chassis comes from Ford weighing 6,500 lbs and it is allowed to weigh 22,000 lbs (GVWR) after the motorhome is built on it and I load it up.
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That's correct. Freightliner built the chassis to carry a maximum of 26K lbs. rolling down the road as a finished motorhome with you and your stuff in it.

That 26K allowable includes everything that the unfinished Freightliner chassis weighed plus what Fleetwood put on top of it and everything that you put on it or in it.
it also includes what you are towing... straight from freightliners engineers

the coach doesnot have a 30,000 gcwr as Fleetwood has stated..
I have a gcvr of 26,000 lbs
that came from freightliner... I've had engineers studing my low power
and thats what they came up with... the motor and trans is to supply a max of 26,000 lbs... total...the 4000 extra lbs over loads my coach and longevity is out the window...

they will not flash the power up because it is over powering the rad opening, trans and chassis... that also came from freightliner...
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it also includes what you are towing... straight from freightliners engineers

the coach doesnot have a 30,000 gcwr as Fleetwood has stated..
I have a gcvr of 26,000 lbs
that came from freightliner... I've had engineers studing my low power
and thats what they came up with... the motor and trans is to supply a max of 26,000 lbs... total...the 4000 extra lbs over loads my coach and longevity is out the window...

they will not flash the power up because it is over powering the rad opening, trans and chassis... that also came from freightliner...
I think that you misunderstood the engineers. (Sometimes they don't communicate well) I can say that because I am one (retired)!
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anyway, that was just todays update,... lets see what tomorrow brings..
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