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Finally got around to weighing my MH 2012 Georgetown 350TS dry weight 17292. I think something isn’t right. I don’t see how I have over 5klbs of ****. Even full timers don’t pack that. I think I may have to find another CAT scale. This was with full fuel 80 gal and full water 60gal. Me, wife and 2 dogs 30 and 50lbs. I did have 4 bikes on the back that are normally on the Explorer. We tend to pack heavy, but I don’t see me having 5K+ lbs in it!

Dry weight on the door sticker is 17292
GVWR 22k lbs.
Frt axle max 8k lbs.
rear axle max 15k lbs.

weighed weights
Frt axle 6820
Rear axle 15620
Total 22440


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Posted: 09/04/21 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a surprise also when I weighed the MH in my sig packed for a 2-3 month trip to Alaska. Full water, fuel etc.

Front: 6220
Rear:11900.

Total: 18120


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I think you assuming the sticker is accurate.


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I see you also posted on the Forrest River Forum, It's only 440 lbs overweight


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Your gasoline and water alone are nearly 1000 pounds. The dogs, bikes, bike rack, and people are probably about 500-600 pounds. 3500 pounds of accessories and stuff really doesn't seem excessively far out of line to me for a well-stocked motorhome; things tend to accumulate. There's also some weight in the inevitable dirt and whatnot that accumulate when you drive and use the RV, not all of which can easily be washed and rinsed off.

The sticker may or may not be accurate. Some manufacturers actually weigh each motorhome as it rolls off their assembly line (and put those actual weights on the sticker), I think, though probably not all.





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Yes it’s only 440 over and 620 over on the rear axle. I know it is t much, but I was hoping I had some cushion. I know I can lose 500 lbs without the bikes and less water.
I may have to put the MH on a diet. Going to have to talk to the wife too! Anyone want to sign up for that talk for me? [emoticon]

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What size tires 22.5 or 19.5 is 22.5 max air pressure it will ride tuft but it can handle it they are truck tires but the other ones remove 3/4 of water that along should come close to that weight and max you air for tire weight carrying weight capacity. If you had a c class I would worry like I had before then I would worry but not a Class.


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dodge guy wrote:

Yes it’s only 440 over and 620 over on the rear axle. I know it is t much, but I was hoping I had some cushion. I know I can lose 500 lbs without the bikes and less water.
I may have to put the MH on a diet. Going to have to talk to the wife too! Anyone want to sign up for that talk for me? [emoticon]


I bet that we would all be surprised at how high the percentage of RVs are way over their ratings. And even worse, IMHO, is most of the drivers have know idea how fat they be running.

BTW, if you weighed on a Cat, no point in hunting another. The number is all they sell, they contract to pay to defend their numbers in court, and pay fine if proven off. They are good at making sure the scale is right.

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100 gallons of water is 800 pounds
Fuel about the same
"Stuff" adds up faster than you think.


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The dirty little secret is probably most RV’s are overweight going down the road and don’t know it , because few actual weigh their rv’s . 2-3 thousand lbs of capacity disappears very quickly. As we want more and more things , manufacturers make them very close to overloaded.. Add water , waste tanks , case of beer , clothes bikes bedding etc. we carry it in 1lb at a time. It adds up


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