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Old 10-22-2020, 11:12 PM   #1
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VTDP 2016 Front Axle Weight -34 / 37' models

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I know this has been discussed a lot on the forums and searching hasn't been successful in finding if the 34 and 37' floor plans on the VTDPs have the same front axle capacity issues.

All the threads I've been reading seem to refer to various 40' floorplans suffering from this (and apparently corrected in 2017?). As we've settled mostly on the 2016 model year, and eyeballing a used coach currently for sale, i'm looking for some feedback on the shorter units to feel better about moving forward.

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All,

I know this has been discussed a lot on the forums and searching hasn't been successful in finding if the 34 and 37' floor plans on the VTDPs have the same front axle capacity issues.

All the threads I've been reading seem to refer to various 40' floorplans suffering from this (and apparently corrected in 2017?). As we've settled mostly on the 2016 model year, and eyeballing a used coach currently for sale, i'm looking for some feedback on the shorter units to feel better about moving forward.

Thanks
According to the attached datasheet, the 2016 front GAWR for the 206" wheelbase was 12,000 lbs and 12,400 for the 240" wheelbase.

My 2017 3709 with a wheelbase of 242" has a front GAWR of 13,300 lbs. The 2021 3709 with a wheelbase of 242" has a front GVWR of 14,000 lbs. Newmar seems to struggle with getting the front axle capacity correct.
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