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Old 06-15-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by WestCoaster View Post
Could not find the "edit" button but also wanted to double checkt the cargo weights, it almost looks like a "typical" 2604 leaves the factory with a dry weight of 5,700 lbs and the 2604 has a GVWR of 6,600 so if we add in 300 lbs for 35 gallons of water and 240 lbs for a couple of propane tanks we can only have 360 pounds of cargo ?!? THAT can't be right can it ?
My 30 lb. propane tanks weigh 54 lbs. each when full. If you are not going to be dry camping, then you probably won't be carrying 35 gallons of water down the road. I fill our tank so the 1/3 light just cuts on before traveling, unless we are planning on dry camping. That amount allows us to flush the toilet and wash our hands, and would probably be enough water for an unexpected stay at Walmart.

You are correct that the 2604 is probably going to weigh 5600 lbs. from the factory, so a 1100 lb. cargo capacity is not a lot if you plan to full time. For comparison, our SV 263 has a cargo capacity of 2900 lbs.


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Old 06-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #12
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Our 2604 (2012) came from the factory at 5819 lbs. With a GVW of 6600, that was the only draw back in the unit for us. We loaded everything into a large laundry basket and then weighed it to see how much weight we were putting in it. We're looking at about a total of 600 lbs added, that includes food, cloths, propane, etc, but no water in the tanks. We've only had to have water in our tanks once in 6 years of camping. We're members of Resorts of Distinction and all campgound have atleast water/elect, and a lot have full hook-ups.

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