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Old 08-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #15
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I have what "Nodine" has: Koni shocks, Chrome Molly Sway-Bars, and a GREAT ride. deSanford
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All these post and the OP never said what his 6 corner weights are.
May be less or more CCC available to him. May be able to put more weight on front axle by changing tag height.

Glad my short MH had 5,989 CC to start with. Loaded for Full Time. Last time I weighted it was over 130 lb on left rear and under 330 lb right rear.
Front still had 1,710 lb to use yet.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #17
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All these post and the OP never said what his 6 corner weights are.
May be less or more CCC available to him. May be able to put more weight on front axle by changing tag height.

Glad my short MH had 5,989 CC to start with. Loaded for Full Time. Last time I weighted it was over 130 lb on left rear and under 330 lb right rear.
Front still had 1,710 lb to use yet.
i am the OP. No tag here, and approximately 3k ccc. I found the additional 1k because of the axle rating, another 200 or so by getting rid of old tvs, clunky cabinets and installing samsung LEDs. Next I will be adding hardwood and getting rid of tile, so that will give me a lot more as well. i will probably have about 5k to play with soon. That works for me. I don't load much in my coach at all, but I just didn't want to ride so close to the limit. Since getting new tires, shocks, and motion control units this past year, the ride is great and just what I hoped for.

This fall, once all the work is done, I will do what everyone else like me does. Sell it and start over. LOL
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #18
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Up until about July 1 of this year the max rating for a rear axle on a MH was 20,000#'s under the Federal Bridge Loading Law. On or about the above date a new law became effective giving RV's an exemption on the law. There was a story on it in either the FMCA or Motorhome magazine this month.
So, if you have a higher rated axle than 20,000#'s and the tires to match you can now, legally, use that rating.

Our DSDP had an advertised NCC of about 5,200#'s so I was very surprised to see a CCC of only 633#'s at delivery. We didn't even get the washer/dryer nor real tile floor. The front axle was 50#'s overweight if I filled the propane and fuel tank full, BEFORE we ever loaded anything or got onboard.

To fix it Newar had Spartan change the 12,000# front axle for a 14,600# one. While at Spartan they inspected the whole rig and said there was no reason for Newmar to derate the rear axle to 19,000#'s as it was a 20,000# unit and nothing Newmar did would change that rating.

Newmar did issue us a new, modified vehicle sticker that was affixed above the original one. Gained 2,600#'s on the front and while not really legal, an add'l 1,000#'s on the rear.

One of the first things I noticed about the new front axle was a MUCH improved braking due to the larger brakes.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:57 AM   #19
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According to an article in the FMCA Mag a bill was attached to the hwy bill that will increase the rear single axle from 20,000 to 24,000 or the same as passenger bus, just has to be signed in to law by the prez.
Some of the Monaco coaches had rear axles that could carry more than 20,000, our Dyn has up to 23,000 axle according to Eaton.
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