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Old 04-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Has anyone that has purchased a Redwood and is living in it fulltime had it weighed when loaded for fulltime use ??? I'm curious because we carry over 3K pounds cargo when fulltiming.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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We're not Full Timers, I say 3/4 Timer as we spent 220 days in the Montana last year. I here you about weight, when weighed at the Montana Rally we were just over 14000 Lbs (dry shipping weight of 10200), and the Montana is smaller and lighter than our 36RL that's due in a few weeks. So I estimate that we'll be 15000 plus Lbs once we get stuff moved. There a Pilot/Flying J right next to the Dealer, so I hope to get on the CAT Scales before we hit the road so I know how much we really weigh.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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We're not Full Timers, I say 3/4 Timer as we spent 220 days in the Montana last year. I here you about weight, when weighed at the Montana Rally we were just over 14000 Lbs (dry shipping weight of 10200), and the Montana is smaller and lighter than our 36RL that's due in a few weeks. So I estimate that we'll be 15000 plus Lbs once we get stuff moved. There a Pilot/Flying J right next to the Dealer, so I hope to get on the CAT Scales before we hit the road so I know how much we really weigh.
The base weight of 36RL is 12,700lbs. with your 3,800lbs of personal goods that brings you to 16,500lbs with out the Redwood options.



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Old 04-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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3k worth of stuff? Yikes... The DW and I full time and have no where near that amount of stuff.
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3k worth of stuff? Yikes... The DW and I full time and have no where near that amount of stuff.


Our 36RL, with added options as weighed at the factory, was 13416 lbs. We took our first trip last fall with less than 500 lbs of added weight (a few clothes and food). I am amazed when folks talk about packing 3000 to 4000 lbs of stuff. I am sure my added weight will go up as we start traveling more this summer.



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Now I didn't say we were carrying 3800 Lbs of stuff. I don't exactly know how much we do have. that 10200 is the dry shipping weight per the Montana brochure, we've added lots of upgrades, 40 Lb propane tanks, 2nd AC, Combo Washer/Dryer, MorRyde IS with Disc Brakes, Sat Dish. And has been shown on this forum units are shipping 1000 to 1500 Lbs heavier than the published specs. So must likely our Montana is really 1500 to 2000 Lbs heavier than published, as the MorRyde IS w/Disc adds close to 1000 Lbs to the unit. I bet if you were to weigh everything you have in your unit you would be supprised. Don't forget you need to add canned goods,everything in the fridge,toaster, frying pan, other pots & pan, tableware, Glasses and mugs, clothes, bedding, adult beaverages, cleaning supplies, grill, camp chairs and lounges. All that adds up in a hurry
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Just take your new rig to the scales as soon as you get it and put the trailer axles on one pad at the scales and the truck on another pad. When you are ready to pull out of your driveway for the last time to start your fulltime adventure get it all weighed again and I'm sure you will be surprised at the trailer weight now. All the "stuff" adds up fast. It's very common for fulltimers to carry 3-4000 # of "stuff".
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I'm going to the Escapees Rally in Marion, NC next week and they will have SmartWeigh available for anyone who wants weigh their rig. Knowing the weight on each tire will tell you if you need to rearrange things in your trailer. It's $55 to do it but as G.I. Joe says, "Knowing is half the battle"
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There was a survey several years ago by Escapees and the average full timer at that time carried approx. 2000-3000 lbs
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I can't imagine 2000# 's but 4000#'s sounds like an excessive amount of stuff that needs to be removed. Image how much fuel that could be saved. I bet a 2000# reduction in weight could result in a. 2 or. 3 increase in MPH.
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