Originally Posted by Rabbit
We are thinking of ordering a 2011 8528RKWS 5th wheel, I am trying to find out what the unloaded curb weight is for a fully equipped unit. In the brochure the weight is reported as approximately 6700 pounds, I have seen advertisements as high as 7400 lbs.
Has anybody weighed a well equipped unit?
Your help would be appreciated.
I have the sister unit 8526RLWS (Mid Kitchen and Entertainment center in rear wall) and the yellow sticker "as built" weight says UVW 7219. It has not weighed that since it hit the driveway. Last weight check (I have done quite a few mods and it needs to be rezero'ed) was 8985 pounds loaded for travel.
We load the home made wine, bottled water and soda aft in the dinette seats and under the table when traveling to help with pin weight as our 2500HD is loaded to 9200 pounds (our max GVW) with the 17% pin load, Yamaha 3000 generator, Pullrite sliding hitch, and extra fuel cans (diesel and gas for the generator).
We are creatures of comfort (folding table; chairs; grill; gas fire pit; etc) and and most of the weight rides in the basement. I could easily lose 200 pounds of camper travel weight out of the tool box and 30 AMP extension cords, but I choose to travel prepared for the unexpected.
If you have ANY questions about your unit, do not hesitate to PM me. I "NEED" to know as much as my brain can hold about every aspect of that camper (pilot character flaw) in case I need to fix something to get my crew home safely. So most likely I have already asked what you want to know and have the answer stashed on the computer somewhere.
As an aside: I used to carry about 50 DVDs but now have converted all my DVDs to m4v files and over 1500 movies ride in a 6 inch USB hard drive velcro'ed next to the PC computer. Now we do not watch movies 24/7 but on rainy days we usually invite the neighbors over for a "movie" and they get to pick! I am also thinking about a small video projector and screen for an outside "movie night" during slow periods while we are in Key West.
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
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