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Old 08-13-2015, 03:16 AM   #1
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Smart Weigh Results

Ok, just because inquiring minds want to know ......

We frequently have the discussions on this forum about whether or not you need a Dually to tow most of the Redwoods. I know in my case when we bought our 2013 36RL, my 2012 F350 CC Short Bed with an 11,500 GVW was not enough truck. I was almost 1000 lbs overweight on the truck rear axle and even more than that on the truck tire capacity. Thus my SRW very quickly turned into a DRW and someone in Nebraska got a very nice truck.

So here's my question - for any of those rigs that were at the Rally that were SRW, did you get weighed and care to share the results ?

Not looking to ignite yet another truck war, but am curious about the weights and whether any SRW owners have changed their opinion on SRW vs. DRW, or had your position affirmed.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:18 AM   #2
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X2!! Want to hear more about weight results!
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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I would be interested in the weights and comments as well. I'm still towing with my SRW, have about 20k miles on my RW. I am looking at duallies now.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:42 PM   #4
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I am also interested in GVWR results, as this needs to be improved at the manufacturing level, IMO. BUT, maybe I am wrong, and of course, everyone has different amounts of "stuff". I consider us to be more on the light-side for fulltimers, but I want to see how heavy others are! :-) I can appreciate the desire to provide a lighter option and less expensive suspension if it's appropriate, but I would also like to encourage Redwood to consider (if they haven't already) offering an upgrade for custom orders that would allow us to beef it up a lot so that we are not so severely restricted on weight. We like there to be a MARGIN of allowance, not at FULL CAPACITY all the time. And I want to be able to travel with something in my tanks with a clear conscience!

This is the NUMBER ONE REASON WE ARE CONSIDERING A MOTOR HOME!! I bet, if you polled other MH owners who left the fiver group, a lot of them would say so too!

I love my Redwood, but I am thinking about "my weight" every day, and I don't want to do that!
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:00 AM   #5
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Just be careful with those MH comments, we have friends that once there are seated in the driver's and passenger's seats they are over on their front axle (it's a Gasser so there is plenty of weight up front).
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Yes, I know what you mean Michelle and Ann! Well, IF that ever happened it would be diesel pusher with a tag axle :-) But for that much money, I could keep my RW and just buy new stuff every time I went somewhere instead of hauling all my belongings around! LOL!
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:06 AM   #7
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People are going to use srw trucks, even the guy that pulled in at the rally with the DRV Mobile suite. The End.
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Just be careful with those MH comments, we have friends that once there are seated in the driver's and passenger's seats they are over on their front axle (it's a Gasser so there is plenty of weight up front).
I sit in front of my front axle and that's not a problem at all. As for weights, I can carry 10K (beside full LP, water and fuel) and still pull a 15K trailer. If I can find a place to put it, I can carry it.

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Old 08-15-2015, 09:28 PM   #9
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The results of a SmartWeigh I had two years ago showed I had a pin weight of over 4K with the water tank and propane tanks full. My RAM DWR was over loaded unless
I took out 75 gallons, and the truck is as heavy duty as you can make it. A SWR would not have made it.
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[QUOTE=Dave&Ginny;52572]I sit in front of my front axle and that's not a problem at all. As for weights, I can carry 10K (beside full LP, water and fuel) and still pull a 15K trailer. If I can find a place to put it, I can carry it.

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Just give it a couple years and you won be saying the same thing about sitting in front of the front axle you may be overloaded.
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