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Old 02-08-2015, 03:51 PM   #21
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I believe my RL came from the factory weighing close to 14K. The F350 weights pretty close to 10K so before we put anything in it we're between 23 and 24,000lbs.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:35 PM   #22
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The scariest drivers on the road are the people driving large rental trucks (U-Haul and such) and large RVs (Large Motorhomes and 5th Wheels).
Most of these drivers have never driven such a large vehicle and in most cases no special licensing or driver training is required.
Sometimes it's not the driver - it's the rental truck that is scary. I've rented some real junk. Rented a double axle trailer this weekend and noticed it trying to push me through the intersection. it had surge brakes but obviously not working. If I didn't have such a beast truck I would have turned around and taken it back.
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With water I weigh in at 26,400 - maybe more as I haven't weighed with this truck. No quartz or slide in slide, but gen and W/d. Technically I am limited to 45 mph over some of the rocky mountain passes.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:23 PM   #24
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With water I weigh in at 26,400 - maybe more as I haven't weighed with this truck. No quartz or slide in slide, but gen and W/d. Technically I am limited to 45 mph over some of the rocky mountain passes.

Thanks Brad....now I feel better. I thought I was going to have to join weight watchers or something to shed a few pounds
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:32 PM   #25
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What does your truck weigh loaded Dave? I haven't weighed this one, but the trailer loaded is 17,220 I figured the truck was at least 9K, my last one was 9,200 something.
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Perhaps you should put your gold in the bank to take some of the stress off the front end of that trailer. Ours weighs in at 16700 with full tanks. I exchanged the little gold we had left buying the trailer into a couple of 2.00 bills to help keep the weight down
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Limited due to weight or TV? Sorry Brad I just can't miss the opportunity!
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We were at 25720, but that was prior to the Mor/ryde IS and 17.5" Tires and Wheels. So we're easily over 26K and I expect the new MB to be pushing 28K once everything is added on and moved in. Have a GCWR of 29.2K on the TV.
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The law is not clear. I believe it is not what you weigh but the GVWR of the combined trailer and TV. The GVWR of any Redwood is 16,500 lbs and the GVWR of a dodge 1 ton truck is 12,300 lbs. That puts me at 28,800 GCWR. I am looking at the RW31 SL and will pair it with the dodge 3500 SWR diesel cummins. The GCWR of the truck is 25,300, shipping weight of the trailer is 12,120 lbs, and the base total weight of the truck is 8,172 lbs. The trailer and tuck actual weight is 20,292 lbs. There is not any way that I will load both my truck and trailer with 5,000 lbs. I think if I ever get stop, that I would have a pretty good defense. However, if I decide and get the dully, then my GCWR would go up to either 29,300 or 32,300 depending on the transmission.
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What does your truck weigh loaded Dave? I haven't weighed this one, but the trailer loaded is 17,220 I figured the truck was at least 9K, my last one was 9,200 something.
According to the factory specs, the truck weighed from the factory 8200 plus fuel. I carry an extra fuel tank, bed cover and the hitch. I'm not sure what the Kelderman suspension added but I would guess around 3-400. So I'm guessing full of fuel around 9,600.

The Redwood came from the factory just shy of 14K. I weighed the rig with 1/3 showing on fresh and grey tanks with full fuel and LP tanks . We were right at 26500 but we were loaded heavy due to extra clothing,food and computers for an extended stay for work.
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The Fords definitely out weigh the GM trucks. Our 36 RE, even with granite counters but no dishwasher or genny was only 13,264 as delivered. It must be a lightweight. I believe what godog said is right about ratings, rather than actual weight.

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I was pulled over by CHP last year on I 80 east bound near Colfax for drivers license check. Luckily I had a non-commercial driver license.
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California seems to be the one state that truly enforces their motor vehicle laws. You don't have to like the laws but they do enforce them.

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Perhaps you should put your gold in the bank to take some of the stress off the front end of that trailer. Ours weighs in at 16700 with full tanks. I exchanged the little gold we had left buying the trailer into a couple of 2.00 bills to help keep the weight down
I keep checking under the bed and couch for all those souvenir rocks Lucy said she threw out!

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Brad - when I weighed miy truck a few weeks ago it was 9470. That was with me, full tank, and all the normal stuff I carry. I do have the roll n lock like you do.
When were loaded up to travel I would estimate about another 3-400 lbs on truck.

My 36RL Left the factory at 14122.
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Thanks Vaughan, that sounds about like what I would expect. I should get it in and weigh someday here before spring sets.

My empty weight was less than 14,000 based on the "Fox" sticker in the cupboard, but I can't find the pic I took of it now. I think it was 13,8xx.
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The law is not clear. I believe it is not what you weigh but the GVWR of the combined trailer and TV. The GVWR of any Redwood is 16,500 lbs and the GVWR of a dodge 1 ton truck is 12,300 lbs. That puts me at 28,800 GCWR
I think you're right. It does say GVW - specifically GVW over 26,000 lbs or GVW over 26,000 lbs including a trailer over 10,000 lbs, so it wouldn't matter what my actual weight is. However I see it also says commercial vehicles, so exempt again
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Most of the states have laws that pertain to the commercial trucks which are grouped according to their weight classification. For example my truck since it's licensed to me and not my company, doesn't have to go through an annual inspection or have D.O.T. numbers on the side even though I have a "F" weight plate which is typically commercial used.

Even though many of the RVs meet the weight equal to the commercial trucks, they are usually void of many of the rules for trucks used in commerce. Otherwise, we'd all be carrying log books and have to meet OSHA driving standards.
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Thanks Vaughan, that sounds about like what I would expect. I should get it in and weigh someday here before spring sets.

My empty weight was less than 14,000 based on the "Fox" sticker in the cupboard, but I can't find the pic I took of it now. I think it was 13,8xx.

Brad.......for what it is worth, our 2012 36RL's factory dry weight sticker shows 13,416 lbs. Gen prep, no generator, no washer/dryer, no dishwasher. Do have Trail-Air Triglide, Corian counter tops, Goodyear G614 tires, 30# LP tanks and two Grp 24 batteries.

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