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Free2RV

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 01:30:26 pm »
Telecom....my 3100 fully loaded was within 900lbs of max.  I like a little more safety zone, the front was very close to max as I recall.  Best of luck.  
Thanks for the info! I appreciate it.

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Telecom

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2017, 05:12:59 pm »
Great info everyone and looking forward to getting my coach weighed. Do most commercial, certified scales offer corner weighing option or do I need to call around to find this capability?  Price is of no concern when safety is the issue.

Speaking of safety, currently have Michelin LT225/75R16E tires, fours years old.  Assuming the coach is very close to the weight limit should I upgrade the tires?  Yes, I can remove a few items and might save 100 lbs but I don't have lots of extras in the coach.


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keelhauler

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2017, 07:14:41 am »
Most scales only do front & back. I hope to find one to do all 4.
Those are axel ratings not tire ratings. You put more air pressure into the tires, tire load vs air pressure charts are available on line.

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2017, 08:28:50 am »
You can/could weigh each side of your coach separately and get the four corner weights.  The issue with most Cat scales that I have seen is they have like a ten inch curb along the sides so you can not easily straddle.  best on luck
Ron Goodspeed

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2017, 09:56:58 am »
I got mine weighed at two different CAT scales and neither would do all four corners, only the axles.  However, in Oregon they leave the weigh station scales on all the time and there is one located only a few miles from home.  I stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and with a little help from my copilot found it quite easy to get all four corners.

You might check to see if your state scales are left on and whether they permit use when they are not operating.

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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2017, 06:45:34 pm »
Ragoodsp, had it right when he said "I hate to say it but I think you are going to be surprised and not pleasantly so, The Cat's will tell the story."

I just returned from the CATS scale near Lockhart, TX and sure was not pleasantly surprised.  Front axle 4440 lbs and rear axle 9320 lbs for a total of 13,760 lbs; max capacity for the E-450 is 14,600.  Just me in the coach (6' at 211 lbs), full 55 gallons of fuel, less than half tank of LP, 15 gallons of water, empty grey/black tanks, fully equipped kitchen but zero food, lightly equipped bath (4 bath towels, 2 hand and 4 wash clothes), one set of bedding for the rear queen bed and one set for the sofa bed, two light lawn chairs, small tool case, and a few odds and ends. No clothes, computers/phones/chargers, DVD, video games, reading material

Must add the wife and two young grand kids which I estimated at 250 lbs; she refuses to divulge her weight. Plus tow bar and toad hitch weight at 500 lbs. Food and incidentals estimated at 150 so I'm overweight.  I know I can throw away the bedspread and throw pillows on the rear bed, rearview mirror on windshield (loss of compass and thermometer), old Rand McNally Atlas and buy my Irish whiskey in half pint bottles instead of the gallon bottle for a weight savings of 10 lbs.  If wife and I lose 20 pounds each we have saved a total of 50 lbs but the coach is still over weight.


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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2017, 02:25:30 pm »
We were asked to come fully loaded. Full water tank. Full gas tank. We went the week before we left for Alaska so we were thinking wed be on the heavy side. We were able to move some heavier items in the back to equalize the weight. In retrospect, the unevenness made total sense between the way the 2551 is laid out and where we had placed our heavier items. It was very interesting and informative!



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Re: PC Weight Label
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 06:04:58 pm »
Check out my post on the 2910T Aug. 2016 on the overloaded rear axel  JAS