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Old 12-14-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Smile Weighing you rv

How often should I get my RV weighed? that is once I make up my mind as to what I want.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:41 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by skin-tone View Post
How often should I get my RV weighed? that is once I make up my mind as to what I want.
Generally speaking, you will want to weigh it before you buy it. LOL Make sure you have an idea of how much weight is on each axle and corner. That may make a difference on what you buy in the first place.

After that I would plan on weighing it as often as you make any major changes. Once you get it loaded the way you plan to use it and know you have good margins perhaps annually is enough just to make sure you haven't shifted weight around.

Personally, my standard is full fuel, fresh water and propane. I also like to have about 20% in both the grey and black tanks. That should cover nearly all normal operations. If you can do all that and still have room on all axles and tires you should be good to go even if you have something off the wall happen such as carrying a couple extra people.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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We weighed ours on the way out on our first trip. The WA state weigh stations have their displays active even when they're not staffed, so it's easy to get a weight when there are no trucks in line.

I was able to maneuver, so I weighed front axle, right side, left side and total. We had about a half tank of gas and a full water tank at the time and were equipped for a 2-week trip.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:31 AM   #4
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Weigh it once you get your stuff loaded on board, and whenever you think you made significant changes in the loading. Since people often don't realize how much has changed over a period of a few years, I would suggest getting a new weight every 3-4 years, just to be sure changes haven't crept up on you.

Weighing before you buy is a good idea but often not practical. Do, however, pay attention to the manufacturer weight placard in the coach.
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I received the January issue of Motorhome yesterday and it includes an article on weighing your motorhome.
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