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Old 12-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hi,
Looking to see if anyone has ever gotten an individual weight of each tire on their 345? Looking for Left Front, Right Front, Left Drive, Right Drive, Left Tag, and Right Tag axle weights.
I know how the 'most' I can carry, but had wondered if the 345's weighed more each year or not.
Found some really neat appliances, know their weights, but don't know if I'm able to add them or not. Closest scales for me is over 45 miles away. Funny, a county that is practically all developed, doesn't have a truck scale ANYWHERE, lol
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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You are talking about the Load on each tire?

I do not know, but its a good topic!

Just an FYI...
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1 gallon of water weighs 8.35lb..
If the OEM 80 gallon freshwater tank is full... that is 668lb!
What if the grey and black tanks have something in them... 60 gallons and 40 gallons respectively...

Oh, and just for fun...
Gasoline weighes about 8.66lb per gallon..
If your gas tank is full... another 693lb possibly...
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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Hi Steve,

Really looking for unloaded weight at each tire, or as close to that weight as possible. Thinking of different Dometic fridge, as well as possibility of a couple more add-ons.
Want to be sure the additional weight won't put me too close to GVWR.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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You are talking about the Load on each tire?

I do not know, but its a good topic!

Just an FYI...
Variables...
1 gallon of water weighs 8.35lb..
If the OEM 80 gallon freshwater tank is full... that is 668lb!
What if the grey and black tanks have something in them... 60 gallons and 40 gallons respectively...

Oh, and just for fun...
Gasoline weighes about 8.66lb per gallon..
If your gas tank is full... another 693lb possibly...
Key,

Not to start an argument, but I think our cultural backgrounds and Gallon sizes are muddying the water. I've always been under the impression that a US Gallon weighs exactly eight US pounds. A friend who works in the Fusion Lab at M.I.T. was always fond of saying " a pint weighs a pound, the world around". I believe the weight of water is the basis of US weight/volume measurement. A fluid ounce of water weighs exactly an ounce. I believe a US gallon of gasoline weighs a bit over six pounds at S.T.P. which is why gasoline floats on the surface of water, and why water settles to the bottom of your fuel tank.

Charly
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Not really concerned with 'loaded' weight (water, propane, etc). Just looking for approximate load at each tire. Will look for a Rally close-by that offers weighing of individual wheels and axles.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Derek, you're in luck! Here's a full weight diagram of our '87 345 taken years ago, don't remember the loading but it should give you what you need.
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Derek, you're in luck! Here's a full weight diagram of our '87 345 taken years ago, don't remember the loading but it should give you what you need.

Impressive!
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Buckwheat,
Thanks so much for posting your photo.
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"Derek, you're in luck! Here's a full weight diagram of our '87 345 taken years ago, don't remember the loading but it should give you what you need."

Very impressive. How did you arrive/get this information? I was thinking about heading to the scales for unloaded weight.
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This weight info was cropped from a full page scan of a weigh receipt that came with our MH from the PO. The weighing was done somewhere in Indiana (sorry no address) by a shop affiliated with RVSEF (Recreational Vehicle Safety Education Foundation) on 3/3/02 for $35.00. Their site is here: RV Safety & Education Foundation
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Derek,
I'm pretty sure that you can go to the closest county dump where they weigh you in and out to charge for the trash dump. Check it out. Hopefully will see you in Sarasota next month.
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I'm pretty sure that you can go to the closest county dump where they weigh you in and out to charge for the trash dump. Check it out. Hopefully will see you in Sarasota next month.
Need to do some work on ours before we try this route.... Hate for them to think we were dropping it off!
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This weight info was cropped from a full page scan of a weigh receipt that came with our MH from the PO. The weighing was done somewhere in Indiana (sorry no address) by a shop affiliated with RVSEF (Recreational Vehicle Safety Education Foundation) on 3/3/02 for $35.00. Their site is here: RV Safety & Education Foundation
Thanks for the info! They haven't put up their 2013 schedule. Might be worth the drive to one of their road shows to get it done.
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buckwheat, can you tell me if this was 'empty' weight or did you have water, gas propane and supplies when weighed?
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