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Old 06-19-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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Need to know the unladen weight of a 345

What is the unladen weight of a 345 motorhome? The assumption would be for an empty fuel tank and no fluids in any of the holding or water tanks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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The original sticker above the driver side of the winshield reads the weight as 16,000 pounds.
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Brad- I think this is the sticker raveson mentioned above. This one is on my 1990 345LE. Is this unladen weight?
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Is that the GVWR or curb weight? I'm guessing the 16,000 is loaded with water and fuel and personal goods. What I'm looking for is the curb weight as it was delivered from the dealer.

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Brad- I think this is the sticker raveson mentioned above. This one is on my 1990 345LE. Is this unladen weight?
I'm guessing the unladen weight would likely be in the 14,500 to 15,000 lb range.

I looked in the owners manual and service manual and can't find that info.
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I'm guessing the unladen weight would likely be in the 14,500 to 15,000 lb range.

I looked in the owners manual and service manual and can't find that info.
A closer weight would be to empty the black, gray and water tanks, zero propane, and have minimum fuel on board and zero payload.

Then weigh it at a truck scale.

That would be much closer than a "guess".

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I looked in the owners manual and service manual and can't find that info.[/QUOTE]

Yep- I looked in the index on both of my books for you with no results. Sorry. Once I thought about it, the Max. Vehicle Weight (shown on my sticker) should be just that.

Now I'm wondering why there is a 500 lb. difference between 345 and 345LE?
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you can try looking here:
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The link in the above post works. It shows my 1989 345 MH to have an approximate standard weight of 14,300#. This is with fuel & without water. I'm assuming without any personal belongings as well.

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Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for posting!

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As in 345bill's pix I have the same sticker with the same 16,500 not as I thought 16,000. Looking in the manuel, this is the GVWR.
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I concur... it says 14300lb with fuel... so I always was told a gallon is 10lb.. so minus 800lb for fuel?
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Correction... being a Brit, my memory told me that... but it was water and 1 imperial gallon...
I researched and a US gallon of gas is approx 6lb...
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I ran the Silver Bullet across the scale once. Empty except for what we leave in all the time. Don't remember how much fuel, water, LP, but none were full and no gray, no black water, no food, no cat, no people on bound and she weighted 16360 pounds. When I step on the step, the poor Silver Bullet's 55 pounds over the MVW of 16500.
One of these days I'll spot a truck scale when she loaded just too see how over loaded she ready is.
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