Originally Posted by BarbaraG
The sticker behind the driver's seat says the GVWR is 18,000 lbs, with the GVWR front axle being 7,000 lbs, and the rear being 12,000 lbs (they don't add, but, hey, that's what it says).
2014 FR3 30 DS - bought September 2013
The weights never add. Our F150 has GAWR of 3900 and 4050, but a GVWR of 7700. So the combined axle weights are 250lbs over the GVWR, which allows for weight distribution variance.
As far as other weights, here are some of mine:
For reference, since the weight has been kicked around in this thread:
Motorhome with 2 occupants full of water and fuel:
Motorhome with 3 occupants full of water and fuel, and weekend provisions
3890 Mazda CX-5 on dolly
I havent pulled the race trailer as of yet, but I would expect it to be in the 4500lb range.
FWIW, my CCC sticker says 2757lb.
Typically, a "dry" weight includes NO gas and NO propane.
As previously mentioned, the CCC sticker assumes one average occupant at 150lb and full fuel. Some weights of various items include:
Propane: 100.8lb per 24 gal tank
Gas: 504lb per 80 gal tank
Water: 525lbs per 57 gallon fresh and 6gal water heater
So, in my case with 2757lb, and the fact that I am not an average occupant
100lb for propane
50lb for me
525lb of water
Gets me down to 2082lb of REAL cargo capacity.
As far as exceeding the axle rating, I think its possible on either end with a poorly loaded motorhome, but it would take some doing. As far as exceeding the tire rating? At 90psi, the tires have almost 1000lb gratiuity on the front axle, and about 2600lb on the rear axle. The Goodyears that FR provides are load range G, and significant
overkill for this application.
Edit: Ive been playing the GVWR, GCWR, GAWR weight game for a number of years now, so if there are any questions, please ask. Chances are, I know the answer after dealing with everything from a 1/2 ton pickup to a federally governed 80,000lb toterhome.