Originally Posted by BamaBob
Thats nuts! In a MH? With a Freightliner chassis? My lightweight 5er has more CCC that your Berkie? That can't be right? I'm thinking there is a zero missing from your "1022"
That IS nuts. On the other hand my yellow door sticker on my 2011 390RB 40 states carrying capacity of 3835 lbs!!!. Obviously over stated by at least 1800 lbs.
And yes I said 3835 CC with the **-40 engine**. Obviously, incredibly overstated and the reason I STILL think about legal action for false advertising.
I've weighed at a 4-point scale and find (depending upon how much fresh water in tank) that I'm typically about 200 lbs over on the rear axle (only). Tires are not the limit, just FR's axle spec.
So although legally over weight, I'm not actually over (I don't think). The rear axle max on my 340 HP is identical to R/A max on the 360 HP (according to a comparison of BOM's). FR "specs" it down by 2000 lbs on the 340 engine (19500 -> 17500). Most likely marketing trickery and deceit; or the old smoke-and-mirrors thingy.
I recently learned that FR does not have a single employee with an engineering degree on staff. Also they do NOT have a scale to weigh each rig. They just take a SWA guess at actual weight. IMHO, we're lucky to have as few a problems as we do with such a "amateurish" design staff.