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Old 08-29-2018, 08:28 PM   #1
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3051 cgvwr?

I know FR is saying I can tow 7500 lbs but what the CGVWR of the 3051? The GVWR is 14,500 so I want to see what I can truly tow. Also need to hit a scale to see what I weigh when loaded.
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It’s on the sticker in the drivers door jam. If your GVWR is 14,500 and you tow capacity is 7,500 then I’m pretty sure your GCWR will need to be 22,000
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No combined weight on the sticker
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Forest River published specs show a vehicle max gross weight of 14,500 pounds and max combined weight of 22,000 pounds. That’s not just for the 3051...it applies to all Forester units built on the Ford E450 chassis.
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From the Ford owners manual for my 2017 chassis. Nothing on my door stickers either.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:17 PM   #6
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Thats the Ford sticker. Where is the Forest River sticker.
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18000? Definitely need to weight my rig to see if I can tow my Jeep lol
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18000? Definitely need to weight my rig to see if I can tow my Jeep lol
Wow, I didnít know FR was using the E-450 with the 6.2L V-8.
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Forest River published specs show a vehicle max gross weight of 14,500 pounds and max combined weight of 22,000 pounds. Thatís not just for the 3051...it applies to all Forester units built on the Ford E450 chassis.


Thanks. Where did you find that?
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Thanks. Where did you find that?
Itís all online: Forester Class C Motorhomes by Forest River RV
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Wow, I didnít know FR was using the E-450 with the 6.2L V-8.


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Been down this road, that's why I upgraded my tires on my 2018 3011. If you are flat towing the Jeep, you will be fine. The tow bar should be less that 200# total. I flat tow my 2003 Rubicon. My issue is the GVWR. I was over with 4 people in the rig and not much else. Rear end is rated at 9600#'s

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Been down this road, that's why I upgraded my tires on my 2018 3011. If you are flat towing the Jeep, you will be fine. The tow bar should be less that 200# total. I flat tow my 2003 Rubicon. My issue is the GVWR. I was over with 4 people in the rig and not much else. Rear end is rated at 9600#'s



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You were over the 14400 gvwr?
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Yes, but not by much. I was 4,900# on the front axle and 10,040# on the back. That was with the family (4 of us) on our New Mexico trip. We packed light knowing we would be close if not over.

This is why I got rid of the stock tires and got the General's. Now I have 12,000 worth of tires in the rear instead of 9800#.

I have 7 new tires with only 4400 miles on them I now need to sell......
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Yes, but not by much. I was 4,900# on the front axle and 10,040# on the back. That was with the family (4 of us) on our New Mexico trip. We packed light knowing we would be close if not over.

This is why I got rid of the stock tires and got the General's. Now I have 12,000 worth of tires in the rear instead of 9800#.

I have 7 new tires with only 4400 miles on them I now need to sell......
You might have 12,000 pounds of tire capacity but you still have a 9,800 pound rated axle. All youíve gained is about 2,000 pounds of reserve you canít use.
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Rear is rated at 9600#. Just wanted a little more cushion when running up to the max rating. That's all. I have no plans to run over that on a regular basis.....

Last trip I ran across the scales at 9580#....

I've said this before. If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought a different rig.

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