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Old 10-21-2021, 06:03 PM   #15
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True enough. I was using 2,000 lb short tons which I was under the impression was standard in the U.S.?
In the US a ton is defined as 2000 pounds.

I have been looking for specifications on your Coachmen Mirada 300QB and find no listing on the Coachman website. I am thus assuming that it is not new? What model year is it? The nearest to yours that I find in new Miradas is the 29FW at 30'7" long and it has a gross vehicle rating of 18,000 pounds and a gross combined weight of 23,000 pounds.

It might be helpful if we knew what year your Mirada is??
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In the US a ton is defined as 2000 pounds.

I have been looking for specifications on your Coachmen Mirada 300QB and find no listing on the Coachman website. I am thus assuming that it is not new? What model year is it? The nearest to yours that I find in new Miradas is the 29FW at 30'7" long and it has a gross vehicle rating of 18,000 pounds and a gross combined weight of 23,000 pounds.

It might be helpful if we knew what year your Mirada is??

Post #6 says '06.
Not sure why he is concerned after all that he wants to haul bikes on a bike rack........... "Immaterial for us as the only thing likely to ever be on that rack under our ownership s a bike rack and two bikes."
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Old 10-21-2021, 11:58 PM   #18
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In the US a ton is defined as 2000 pounds.

As I thought


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I have been looking for specifications on your Coachmen Mirada 300QB and find no listing on the Coachman website. I am thus assuming that it is not new? What model year is it? The nearest to yours that I find in new Miradas is the 29FW at 30'7" long and it has a gross vehicle rating of 18,000 pounds and a gross combined weight of 23,000 pounds.

It might be helpful if we knew what year your Mirada is??

'07 300QB, so a "real" Coachmen. The current Coachmen site only has the Forest River versions. From what I've read, Forest River (or Berkshire Hathaway) bought only the assets and name of Coachmen and assumed none of the liabilities in late 2008.


https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/c...97_defm14a.htm



I went to the scale today and weighed the coach. 2,500 Kg front and 3,800 Kg rear, or 5,500 lbs/8,360 lbs respectively, for a total of 13,860 (not dry and with a 160 lb me in it).

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Post #6 says '06.

The F53 chassis is an '06, the coach '07.





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Not sure why he is concerned after all that he wants to haul bikes on a bike rack........... "Immaterial for us as the only thing likely to ever be on that rack under our ownership s a bike rack and two bikes."

If we ever did a cross-country tour, we'd need a toad to visit built-up areas, or tricky/steep roads. Our sole current vehicle is not suitable as a toad (Toyota Corolla with AT) unless we get a dolly which adds weight and $$$-$$$$ or buy a new toadable one ($$$$$).


One thing I noticed today, when I pulled to the left turn lane of a traffic light-controlled highway with a speed limit of ~50 mph, was that passing cars (not trucks, just regular cars) would rock the coach each time one passed.

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We have 32000# DP. We carry as little stuff as necessary. Many inside cabinets are 1/2 full or less. Many open spaces in the lower compartments. I get 8.8 mpg not carrying bunch of junk around. Braking is easy. Pull a 3500# car, not a full size pick up or trailer.
It takes a couple of minutes to pack up to leave, and can find stuff because it not buried under or behind other junk.
After every trip it's time to get more stuff out. Because it so easy to buy more STUFF.
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We have 32000# DP. We carry as little stuff as necessary. Many inside cabinets are 1/2 full or less. Many open spaces in the lower compartments. I get 8.8 mpg not carrying bunch of junk around. Braking is easy. Pull a 3500# car, not a full size pick up or trailer.
It takes a couple of minutes to pack up to leave, and can find stuff because it not buried under or behind other junk.
After every trip it's time to get more stuff out. Because it so easy to buy more STUFF.
Yep. That's the way to do it. We just sold our old TT we've had for 11 years, it had plenty of storage, but the stuff we pulled out of there that we haven't seen in 8 or more years was astonishing. Most of it I wouldn't have remembered we even had to use it if we could have.

New rig is 36' and goal is to be as minimalist as possible. Too much stuff just makes all the storage inconvenient, which defeats the purpose of this rig for me. It's all about fast and easy setup and teardown, with the comforts of home, obviously.
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Coachmen Mirada series come with a 5,000# hitch, an 8,000# hitch is optional.

Hitch is an aftermarket 5,000 lb one. No toad so moot for us.

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