Here are some thoughts on weights and such. Please comment on how warped my thinking may be.....
On the standard Safari SS:
6300 GVWR (of which, 750lbs is riding on the hitch).....or is it.......
5270 Base weight w/o options
1030 is the total left
60lbs for LP gas
374 lbs for water 45gallons (including Hot water heater) @8.3lbs/gal
I came up with 596lbs left over, which matches the spec sheets and the general thoughts of all that know how to add and subtract (I'm not one of those...I flunked Algebra 2x).
Here is where I still get mixed up....
If you use weight bars, that should distribute the 750 hitch weight between the coach and the tow vehicle. Some say it distributes it between the three load areas, front and rear of tow vehicle....and the coach as a whole. That makes 3 areas, but for this let's just say 2. That puts 375 lbs back on the axles on the coach and 375 on the tow vehicle...then the total weight left goes down to 221 lbs??? Even if it does go to 3 places, that still puts 250 on the coach axles, thereby putting the total "extra" usable weight up to 346lbs and not the 596 you think you have..... See when you add the weight bars, you are not placing the full 750 on the tow vehicle as anticipated using the standard calculations that everyone uses....am I wrong?
Now throw into the mix that the axle "system" on that coach is rated for 6000lbs.....and you can see where the weight distribution is really messing with my poor math.....
Comments, thoughts, suggestions (besides taking basic math a few more times).