A Weigh We GO reports that over half of the motorhomes they weigh are overweight in at least one category. Either the GVWR, an axle rating, or a wheel / tire rating is overloaded and unsafe. They also said the tire pressures of most motorhomes is incorrect.
Have you weighted your motorhome and did you weigh each wheel? Did you use these weights to adjust your tire pressure according to your tire manufactures recommendations?
Yes, weighed my Tradewinds and it came very close to the weight tag on the coach. It's about 2000 lbs under capcity on the rear axle and 2500 lbs under capacity on front axle and tire ratings are ok at both ends.
Absolutely, A weigh we go also weighed ours. Fully loaded, all four corners were under limit and left to right sides were balanced within 100 pounds front and rear. Tire pressure as per Michelin recommendation based on the heavier wheel position on each axle determining the correct pressure for all tires on that axle.
When I see some of the coaches left to right weight distribution I want to ask if I can introduce them to a scale. At the San Antonio FMCA, there was a high end coach with two slides, all the water (fresh, black and gray) (NOT centered), a diesel gen set and the batteries ON THE SAME SIDE. All the company rep could say was they had showed the plans to the chassis manufacturer and he had approved.
Yes, I've weighed it, including individual wheel and axle weights. All weights were well within Michelin specs for carrying 65 lbs in each tire.
Steve and Denice Little and "Cookie" a rescued 16 y/o Long Haired Doxie/Papillon mix
2001 40 Ft. Gulfstream Scenic Cruiser - Cummins ISC, Allison World HD, Spartan w/Granning IFS, Onan 7.5K QuietDiesel
2002 Chevy Tracker ZR2 - "The Pup"
A Weigh We Go weighed ours and we found the left front overloaded max inflation pressure of tire by 450 lbs. We changed to a larger tire and gained the neccessary capacity tire wise to handle the weight.
Richard and Babs and a Bob Tail Cat
97 Beaver Patriot 40 Kitchen Slide
330 HP Member FMCA, BAC, Good Sam, CAT RV Club
Toad 2012 Dodge Durango RT AWD Hemi
At my last duty station we had a self-help scale we could use anytime we wanted. It was the first time I weighed our 91 Pace, and I found my empty weight was close to the coach maximum. I didn't weigh each individual wheel, but weighed total, front and rear, and each side. Not as good as individual wheel, but goot a good picture. Put the coach on a diet by removing several "just-in-case" items, and got within striking distance of the gross when normally set up for camping. I thought I had plenty of capacity, since the sticker said about 2,500 pounds carrying capacity. Forgot to figure in dealer-installed items, like the hydraulic levelers, and patio and window awings, as well as the much heavier queen matress we put in. With our present coach, I found I was about 800 pounds heavier on the driver's side, and subsequently moved some heavy items to the other side. When I loaded it for a do-it-yourself move, I still had about 2,000 pounds left on the rear axle, while the front was at about gross. At normal camping weight, we are about 3,000 pounds under gross.
2000 Prevost Marathon H3-45
2006 Nissan Maxima
Yes and was I surprised. Overweight real bad. I ended up having to move my propane tank to the other side of the motorhome. Florida DOT came to my home and weighed it for me in driveway with portable scales. I blasted Winebago about the weight but they blew me off.