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Old 10-03-2003, 03:31 PM   #1
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I'd be interested (I don't know why??) in knowing the weight of some other MH's on the list.

My 30' NRC conversion on a Freightliner Columbia chassis weighs about 24,000 in the rear and 11,500 in the front for a total weight of 35,500 pounds.
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Full of water and fuel but not your personal stuff and people?
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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paul, my K.W.T2000 runs around 11,680; the rear is about 21,730, tanks; fresh, grey, black, empty. my box is 27' long. the body subframe is exceptionally heavy. the coach is a kingsley with a single rear axle. the total is 33,310. that seems heavy but i'm no expert. mase sanford
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Good question. My weight was with 180 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of water, personal stuff, but no people.

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Old 10-06-2003, 04:35 PM   #5
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I was 28,600 when I left Show Hauler and that was with approx 220 gallons of fuel, no water, no propane, no stuff. I have not weighed in since, but I would imagine I run in the 30,000 lb range.

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Old 10-06-2003, 06:23 PM   #6
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My MSO says 27,280 lbs. That is dry. The extra axle, suspension, wheels and tires on Pauls must weigh 2 tons.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:37 PM   #7
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so figuring the tractor weights 17.000# the box weights around 10,000# and then there is the question of liquids and "stuff".....what again are your fuel mileage numbers?...geof
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Geof, I just got back from Atlanta and got 9.85 mpg on the trip computer. Last week I went from Madison, Wisconsin to Atlanta and got 10.31. It seems that with over 10,000 miles on the Mercedes diesel, it's getting slightly better mileage than when new. Also, I had an 800 pound Harley strapped on the back, so it was well over 36,000 pounds total.

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Old 10-14-2003, 01:32 PM   #9
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Patrick, I'm sure the tandem axles add a fair amount to the weight and I also have 200 gallons fuel and 200 gallons fresh water capacity. Also, my guess is the amount and gage of the steel that NRC puts into their construction probably adds a little weight.
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Hmmm, I'll have to weigh mine sometime. I've got a 30' SH, a 24' Renegade trailer and fully loaded, watered, fueled, and the Jeep in the trailer I'm only at 33,500. 30k for the rv alone seems very high.


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Paul:

I'm interested in the weight you say you have on the front axle. Most front axle ratings are around 12,000 pounds - tires rated at about 6,100 each. Looks like you are front-heavy?

Dual rear axle -- appears you have a lot of capacity there. Usually 20,000 pound rating per axle.

Just wondering.

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Don, Yes I have a fair amount of weight on the front axle, about 11,500 pounds with 200 gallons of fuel. I'm told (any other opinions would be welcome) that it's ok to load the front suspension to close to rated capacity to improve ride quality.

Naturally, the weight distribution (front/rear) is based somewhat on the chassis wheelbase. Mine is 295 inches.

My NRC has the Freightliner Airliner front and rear suspension with 12K front and 32K rear rating. Each of the rear tandem axles is rated at 20K, however when in tandem they rate the total at 32K.

Based on the Michelin web site, I keep the front tires at about 95 psi and the rears at 80 psi. When I reduced the tire pressure to correspond to my actual weights, the ride improved.

I'd be interested in knowing how much weight other conversions have on the front axle.

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Don, Yes I have a fair amount of weight on the front axle, about 11,500 pounds with 200 gallons of fuel. I'm told (any other opinions would be welcome) that it's ok to load the front suspension to close to rated capacity to improve ride quality.

Naturally, the weight distribution (front/rear) is based somewhat on the chassis wheelbase. Mine is 295 inches.

My NRC has the Freightliner Airliner front and rear suspension with 12K front and 32K rear rating. Each of the rear tandem axles is rated at 20K, however when in tandem they rate the total at 32K.

Based on the Michelin web site, I keep the front tires at about 95 psi and the rears at 80 psi. When I reduced the tire pressure to correspond to my actual weights, the ride improved.

I'd be interested in knowing how much weight other conversions have on the front axle.

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Old 10-16-2003, 03:21 PM   #14
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paul, mase; as i said earlier my kingsley runs 11,680 on the front i'm real careful with my psi on the front. i've had mine [kwt2000] aligned at a first class shop and it drives great. my only concern was the tire limits. several shops have said i'm ok. i do think that by the nature of some conversions, the conversion sub frame part of the coaches is HEAVY [i know that my kingsley is].
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