Originally Posted by boowho
No idea..... But they're certainly not supposed to weigh with no fluids.
But that's why I have the incredibly high STATED carrying capacity. I'm sure my dry weight is at least 1000 lbs UNDER-stated.
And my understanding is that they only weigh the first unit or two of any new model. Then just add appropriate weight (guesses) for whatever extras them may put in, like tile, 4 door fridge, etc.
If that were the case we would all have the same data in the stickers. I believe that one of two things happened. In the booth there is a computer that the operator of the scales inputs all of the MH's info. The VIN number and the current fuel level. Remember the weight is base on full fuel LP and def. he enters the info the computer does all the calculations and it prints out a yellow stickers. I have seen this in person. I believe that either the computer had a serious program error or the scale operator had now idea what he was doing.
I know that when all this went down it created a bit of a frenzy in that booth. When the numbers from the scale were compared to what they were seeing all the big shots came out to see and try to figure it out. At one point Matt really pushed me out of the area(nicely) and back into the MH and we left. His comments were that the scale was needing to be calibrated.
That's when Matt told us we needed to empty the MH and bring it back. So we did. I filled the DEF and LP as well ass full fuel and weighed it. The front was 10200 and the rear was 16720 total was 26920 with no one in the MH. These numbers were confirmed by the factory scales. I have somewhere around 1000 lbs cargo capacity. This is the true and accurate number. Anyone thinking that they have more should weigh the MH empty as I did.
Now I know I didn't get what I paid for. I'm ok with that now. My MH dies pretty much what I need it to do. I'm safe I have the Upgrades done in the steer axle and although slightly overweight I full time and carry everything thing I need to do that. I happy with my MH and I feel very safe driving it. That said I did my homework. I know to the pound what I weigh. I have a four point weight and will get a four point every couple of years. I suggest anyone who hasn't do so.