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Old 10-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Also when FR weighs the MH to print the yellow sticker it is with full fuel including LP and a driver and passenger. I think they use 150 as the avg. weight per person.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:11 AM   #12
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Also when FR weighs the MH to print the yellow sticker it is with full fuel including LP and a driver and passenger. I think they use 150 as the avg. weight per person.
What the criteria is on the "yellow sticker" weight would be the key issue. If the carrying capacity is based on a full 100 gallon fuel tank and two 150 pound humans, then that would give us a bit of wiggle room on the rig. I wasn't aware of the inclusion of fuel as my understanding is that the weight is based on a dry weight. Would a full water tank also count into the sticker weight?

I know most gassers are close to being overloaded when they leave the factory, so it is a concern also for the diesels. The power issue is not one that concerns me as much as the safety issue.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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Here is a copy of my sticker. Good info. You can also call Freightliner for weight info.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #14
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Here is a copy of my sticker. Good info. You can also call Freightliner for weight info.
I have talked to Forest River and also looked up the regulation for the yellow sticker and it includes all fuels.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #15
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The 360 HP model comes with an upgraded rear axle also. The axle on the 340 HP model is 17,500 LB. The 360 comes with a 19,000 LB rear axle. Most likely that has to do with the 3000 series Allison being used instead of the 2500 series.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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Dear wnytaxman,

Attached is a word document dealing with Weight Limits for my 2008 Berkshire 360QS. You seem to have posted a few items and are probably more familiar with this, what do you think? Do you have anything similar in your coach.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Thanks Area for the weight summary. That's not as bad as I had assumed it was, but it is still tight on the limits.
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I'm curious about one thing with our weight limits of the Berkshires. My 340HP engine rig has a carrying limit of less than 2,000 pounds. I'm told that the only difference between the 340 and the 360 is a chip in the engine. Yet, the carrying limit of the 360 is more than the 340. What else is different? Are the tires different or is there some other difference?

I know this is an old thread, but ONLY 2000 lbs? The yellows sticker on my 390RB lists my payload at 3800 lbs and change. Take out the 700 lbs or so for the water tank and still have approx 3100 lbs for souls and cargo.

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I think part of the confusion is the pre-2010 chassis, mine is a 2009 chassis, had the lower ratings. Apparently they beefed up the ratings since those chassis were made.
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boohoo,

As best as I can figure the word doc I posted on 11/11 is what I go by. If you have all tha data for your coach try the math and see if it is different. I think nytaxman has the right idea with the differnt chassis, plus the length of the coach must have some bearing on the totals.

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