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Old 10-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #91
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So, I've gotten a lot of good info from you folks on this thread, but, back to my original question.

Would removing my slide out cargo tray save enough weight to make it worthwhile?
I've sent an email to FR customer service but haven't gotten a rely back yet.


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Your yellow sticker shows a dry weight of 26084 while the VIN show a GVWR of 27910.

If you consider full water to equal 764, full propane to equal 113, weight of 100 gallons diesel is about 700 and two people to equal 308 this adds to 1885 pounds. These are estimates. Subtract 1885 from 27910 and you get 26025. Pretty close to the 26084 dry weight of your yellow sticker. This would tell me that with full fuel, water, propane, and two people you can carry an additional 1022 pounds of cargo, again yellow sticker.

Now you have a 340 engine so you have XRV tires. There max load is 29630 which is near the coach limit now. I would not push them much harder. My buddy had two blow outs with them on his Berkshire.

Should you remove the tray? I would. I would also look around the coach and unload any other item not needed. As I said in my first post the board under the bed is good for maybe 30 pounds. I took out the steal rack pantry. It weighed about 100 pounds. Look around for more. Do not carry a lot of heave china or pots and pans or tools. If you do not carry water that is another 764 pounds of cargo you can carry. Make sure you go to the bathroom is rest areas and not in your coach. This is the price you pay for all that nice stone. I like my vinyl.

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:09 PM   #92
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Silver,

Interesting...I was figuring water would come out of my 1022 lbs so I drained all fresh water off that I could to have that 700 lbs available.

Would be nice to be able to carry some fresh water since I do appreciate a working toilet onboard. A 1/4 tank would be plenty for use between destinations.


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Old 10-19-2015, 10:05 AM   #93
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The key number is the 27910. You do not want to get to far over that. I am sure your yellow sticker if computed as I have done it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:20 PM   #94
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So, I've gotten a lot of good info from you folks on this thread, but, back to my original question.

Would removing my slide out cargo tray save enough weight to make it worthwhile?
I've sent an email to FR customer service but haven't gotten a rely back yet.


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I think I said this a zillion times; get your rig weighed at a truck stop with your toad. You will get three weights; steer axle, rear axle and trailer. You need to request from FR, a front axle upgrade and tires. They will need your weights.

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Old 10-22-2015, 02:10 PM   #95
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Not only did I keep my tray, I added a second one. I was able to pick up either one (before installation) and carry it with one hand. Therefore, I doubt it's over 60-70 lbs in weight.

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Where did you install a second one, my one fills up the entire two door bay


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They make a smaller version that fits in the last bay.


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Old 10-22-2015, 03:40 PM   #98
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Ok, sounds like the larger one probably weighs around 130-150 lbs then.




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Mine is in the front bay single door.
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Mine is in the front bay single door.
Yep, mine too.... I put the second one in right behind the first one. So instead of 1 double, I have 2 single width.

Having said that, maybe a double width would be in the 100 lb range.

BTW, my second one is a MorGlide.... FAR superior than the POS EasyGlide that FR installed at the factory.

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