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Old 05-08-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Carrying capacity available ?

Curious as to if any one has actually had their Berkshire weighed and then run the numbers as to how much actual additional weight you can carry and stay with in the it's posted weight limits of the coach.

Maybe I am having night before delivery jitters and reading too much on line of owners finding out after taking deliver that they only have less than 2,000 pounds before being over loaded.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:27 AM   #2
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So the only thing that will make you sleep better is to have the dealer get it on a scale as part of your inspection. Very reasonable to ask. Fill the water tank before you go as you will not have your stuff in it. Full fuel would also be nice.


Quick story why I think you will be ok- I have a 2012 390bh- When built in 2012- tile floor and bigger generators were new. In 2014 the previous owner found the front end over weight- Forest River at its cost installed bigger air bags and 6 new tires. A big expense they covered. Since then I have not heard of new Berks being over weight.
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I assume that they still put the yellow sticker inside the door that shows the carrying capacity. Look for that when you get there as a quick reference.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:01 AM   #4
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Thank you for the feedback. I do plan to check the yellow sticker. I'm pretty sure that I am going through last minute second guessing of the whole purchase.

The whole weight capacity matter popped into my head from another post I had read about another manufacture. But, it seemed to also focus on the fact that the transmission in the coach was the Allison 2500 which has a lesser weight capacity than the Allison 3000.

While I'm sure that it will be alright, I will darn sure be checking everything that I can.

Again, Thank you
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If you take everything you read on forums as gospel or an issue is/will be absolutely true for every rv you'll go buggy. Do your due diligence, of course, but don’t let it ruin your experience. After all, how often does a person get to have a beautiful new coach...
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That coach has plenty of CCC
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:53 AM   #7
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From the "Yellow Weight Stickers" between dry weight and GVW I have just under 5,000 pounds available. Then another 10K for combined weight.

That should be plenty of carrying capacity, plus I never travel with more than 1/2 tank of fresh water.
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