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BMC (Bluebird Motor Coach Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your BMC coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....List your BMC Parts here too.

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Old 06-27-2019
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While at the Spartan chassis factory recently to have airbags replaced,we had a four corner weight done to the coach. 11,420lb front, 20,620lb rear and almost balanced side to side. Total weight is 32,040. With 2 people and the fuel tank full, we would be right at the front axle capacity of 12,000lb and well under the rear capacity of 22,000.

Did you know that Spartan was started in 1975 by 4 engineers that were unemployed after Diamond-Reo Trucks closed down?
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Great trivia!
I did not know that,but i do know more about Diamond reo trucks than i think i need too!
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Dad had a fleet of them back in the day. He called them the Widow Maker
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Yours is light. I think ours loaded up is around 35,000 lbs. Don't really want to weigh it
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I weighed mine in Oregon as they leave the Interstate scales on even when no one is there.

Mine weighed 12,200 and 22,000. Total 34,200 with half full tanks, water, sewer, and fuel tanks, and two people.
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Scale reading from a couple years ago.
Need to weigh again since Debra has rearranged and sorted the inside. HaHa.
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Paul, without that trailer weight you are doing pretty well. Way better than I am. And I am pulling a Frof Flex which is a heavier car than the Hondas I used to pull
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