Originally Posted by grumpy0374
For those of you with a Lexi 283ts on the E-450 chassis, this is the weight of our 2012, which was weighed back when we got her in 2013.
It was weighed with a full tank of gas, 1/2 tank of fresh water, full propane, all the cooking stuff we carry, Weber grill, clothing, tools I carry, ect ect. Only items we didn't have in it at the time was food.
Also included was me (185) and wife (125).
Front was 4200 lbs.
Rear was 8360 lbs
Total was 12,660 lbs
Weight rating for the E-450 is 14,500 lbs. So you can see that there was still over 1800 lbs I could still load up without hitting any restrictions.
Didn't weigh it side to side.
This is ment as a guide only, and is just the weight of our rig, set up for two people.
Today had it weighed with certified scales by the Escapee RV club SmartWeigh program.
I'm 225 lb wife 106 lbs.
Gas tank full, Propane full, fresh water 2/3 rds full which is 120 lbs (or more) too much to be driving with. I also had 5 gals in the grey tank and 5 gals in the black tank.
No food in the refrig or cabinets nor did I have any clothes in it but we added a 5 gal water container which is approx 42 lbs so that should equal clothes and some food.
The storage compartments are no where near full and there's no heavy compressor either.
Right front tire = 2000 lbs - Left front tire = 2050 lbs
Total front axle = 4600 lbs
Right Rear tire = 4650 lbs - Left rear tire = 4850 lbs
Total rear axle = 9450 which is 50 lbs over ( need to reduce fresh water a lot )
Total RV height at highest point was 10'-10" not the 10-7 listed in the manual.
Firestone Rear only Air Bags set at 70 driver side and 30 psi passengers side makes it almost level
Tires - Hankook Dynapro RH-12, HT, 225/75r/ 16 LT
Michelin chart (no Hankook available) shows tire pressures should be 55 psi front and 80 psi rears.
Big difference in our weights and I don't know why because we don't have anything in the front over head cabinets, the cabinets above the dinette and couch, nothing in the kitchen cabinets, nothing in the drawers under the dinette seats and our storage areas are not packed full either.
But it drove great and we got 8.7 mpg up and down the mountains for 140 miles.