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Old 10-25-2020, 10:51 AM   #1
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XC Chassis weight ratings

A friend has a similar motorhome to mine. He has a 2005 Winnebago Journey 39' with CAT 350 and I have 2002 National Tradewinds 39' with Cummins 350. We both have Freightliner XC Chassis.

The front axle GAWR according to our placards are the same at 10,410 lbs.

However, on the drive axle we differ: My GAWR is 19,000 and his is 17,500.

So my question is: why with the same chassis and basically same size coach, would his weight rating be 1,500 less? He has scale weighed and is 600 lbs over on the drive axle; after already reducing from being 1,000 over.

Any thoughts?

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National may have specified the rear axle WR , higher because of the added weight of the Cummins engine .
You would have to contact Freightliner with each chassis serial number and get the rear axle housing rating .

But , my XC's GVWR , is the same , as your friend's , and even with full water tank , I'm under on weights , do you have any info on on his coaches CCC ?
My CCC , is 3,433 and even my DW hasn't managed to get me close to being overloaded.
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National may have specified the rear axle WR , higher because of the added weight of the Cummins engine .
You would have to contact Freightliner with each chassis serial number and get the rear axle housing rating .

But , my XC's GVWR , is the same , as your friend's , and even with full water tank , I'm under on weights , do you have any info on on his coaches CCC ?
My CCC , is 3,433 and even my DW hasn't managed to get me close to being overloaded.
Thanks for the info Skip. My CCC according to the placard is 3,928...

We're fulltimers and have all of our stuff with us. Our weights are usually just barely below GAWR's.

Waiting for my friend to find his.
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I found info that I got from Freightliner years ago ; pertaining the my rear axle and it's model # and serial #.
Went online and found this pdf . For my Meritor RS-17-145

I believe if you contact F/L for rear axle info , his will match mine and yours will be a 19,000# assembly .
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