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Old 06-28-2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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Here's my weight slip 1 month ago:
2011 3170DS
Front 4,620lbs (5,000lbs max)
Rear 9,680lbs (9,500lbs max)
Gross 14,300lbs (14,500lbs max)

This was packed for a 10 day trip. There is 5 of us plus 2 labs, totaling 800lbs in "live" cargo. Then theirs everyone's stuff (dogs massive folding crate is 65lbs alone). I had about a 1/2 tank of fresh water, 215lbs, about 5gals of each black/gray, 86lbs, and 3/4 tank of fuel still on board.

We've had this motorhome since 2011, and this was by no means a heavy trip for us. We normally have all the above plus 5 bikes on the back in a big receiver basket/cargo hauler I welded up. That's at least another 350lbs on the rear, plus what ever is taken off from the front due to leverage. I won't even say a thing about the times I haul fire wood along with me.

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:01 PM   #12
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I weighed my new-to-me 1998 Gulfstream 31' C class as I headed out camping with everything filled (two occupants, gas, propane, water, and about 150 lbs. of firewood). Total weighed 14,380 lbs., rear axle 10,200 lbs., front axle 4180 lbs.

I was a bit surprised, since I'm over the GVWR by 330 lbs., but what concerns me more is that the rear tires are rated for 2460 lbs. each in tandem, for 9840 lbs.

I'm brainstorming ways to shift more weight to the front axle.

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Old 07-15-2014, 07:41 PM   #13
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Been doing the same here. Problem is my big huge pass through storage compartment is all the way at the back. That's the only storage compartment big enough to store camping chairs, XL dog crate, and all other things big and heavy.

Don't forget on your generation E450 the front axle gross weight limit is 4,500lbs. So, you can't move more than about 320lbs forward. Which is indeed hard to do in my findings and storage options up front.

I had to start tossing things like wood blocks for leveling and excess tools. I'll have to purchase firewood when we get to our destination, even though I have more than I can burn at home.

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