Originally Posted by jegstrup
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.
2012 Forest River Berkshire 390FL
2013 Hyundai Veloster
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.
Get the coach weighed