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Old 10-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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350TS Question

I am considering a 350TS. I was hoping to keep the length as short as possible on a gas motorhome to ensure I am not overloading the chassis. I was fairly positive I would go with a used Winnebago 35J which is a tad over 35ft. However I can get a Georgetown with full body paint for about the same money. The 350TS is 1 ft longer and has an extra slide. I know this has to add weight over the 35J. I have found literature that the 350TS has 2800 lbs of CCC. Has anyone weighed their coach ready to go on a trip to see if it is underweight?

I plan to tow a 4500 lb boat on occasion which will cut into my CCC by 1000 lbs (500 from hitch weight and 500 from the 26000 lb GCWR). That reduces my maximum CCC to 1800 lbs and I am sure that the published CCC does not include the options. Am I pushing the capacity of the chassis?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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I have 2011 357 qs, it has the ford v10. it has plenty of power to haul all my gear and f250 in toad. If you have worries of overloading Your motorhome. The Georgetown will solve that.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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I have 2011 357 qs, it has the ford v10. it has plenty of power to haul all my gear and f250 in toad. If you have worries of overloading Your motorhome. The Georgetown will solve that.
How much does your f250 weigh????
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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I have 2011 357 qs, it has the ford v10. it has plenty of power to haul all my gear and f250 in toad. If you have worries of overloading Your motorhome. The Georgetown will solve that.
Wow, that sounds like a big towed. The 357QS has less ccc than the 350TS so Maybe I don't need to be worrying.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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I've never weighed but my 357 towing about 4500 pounds did fine in the blue ridge and smoky mountains
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that towing capacity for most class As like the Georgetown is 5000lbs. The engine may be able to pull more but if you get in an accident with a Toad or trailer in tow that is more than 5000lbs your insurance may just leave you on your own to cover the costs.

We tow a Jeep Wrangler, highly modified and probably weighing in at around 4500lbs and sometimes our Jeep liberty. Also have a bass boat that we pull sometimes, no issues with any of them, GT378 pulls them real well.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #7
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I've weighed my 350TS multiple times. When just starting out on a 2 week boondocking trip where I was heavily packed with full water, the motorhome weighed in at 21,060 lbs. My Ford Edge towed weighed 4560lbs. I was barely under my GVWR at 25,620lbs. Scale sheet attached.

It handled it well only slowing down on the hard pulls in the mountains above 4000ft but it does that when I'm lighter also. I'm pretty sure I could not possibly load up more stuff than I did on that trip so I'm not worried about overloading.

BTW, the 2009 literature list cargo capacity at 1720lbs.
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