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Old 03-30-2014
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Default How heavy is the 'Bird? See for yourself!

Moderator, Am I allowed to post videos in here or are they all supposed to go in the Video section?

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"But it was like that when I got here!" Are the words you have to practice.
Interesting...watch a video with an RV in it, and there is an advertisement/link to an RV dealer. Coincidence? I think not.
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"But it was like that when I got here!" Are the words you have to practice.
Interesting...watch a video with an RV in it, and there is an advertisement/link to an RV dealer. Coincidence? I think not.
It's alway the same rv ad too!
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ChucK:

Are you sure it is 26.5 Tons? That is 53,000#. I believe the gross wt rating is 45,200# on a '90? http://www.vintagebirds.com/1990.htm

Hanskas '90 is about 42,000#, pretty empty, I believe.
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ChucK:

Are you sure it is 26.5 Tons? That is 53,000#. I believe the gross wt rating is 45,200# on a '90? http://www.vintagebirds.com/1990.htm

Hanskas '90 is about 42,000#, pretty empty, I believe.
ThAts what the po told me. The fresh water is full and th fuel is full so add 8 lbs x 300 for the gas and 8 per gallon of fresh water. But yeah, 53000 sounds more dramatic.
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ThAts what the po told me. The fresh water is full and th fuel is full so add 8 lbs x 300 for the gas and 8 per gallon of fresh water. But yeah, 53000 sounds more dramatic.
In addition, the PO was a heavy duty smoke blower so he prolly just made that number up.
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Just to be clear, diesel fuel is nearer to 7 lbs. per gallon. That's why it floats on top of water.

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ThAts what the po told me. The fresh water is full and th fuel is full so add 8 lbs x 300 for the gas and 8 per gallon of fresh water. But yeah, 53000 sounds more dramatic.
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Ok people, as to a 90WB: as per DOT individual wheel scales, water and fuel full.

steer 13,700
drive 19,800
tag 9,950
If you want, I can break it down to each wheel, but your weight may vary, depending on how much is carried where. In other words, food, tools, stuff in bays, clothes, etc., etc.
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42,450#

Sounds about right. Thx for figures.
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Mine scales full of people, in this case two adults and two kids, food, water, propane and fuel at 43,460. Right at 50,000 pulling a trailer with a Camero on it. All axles in spec.

Placard shows Gross Vehicle Weight not to exceed 47,400.
If it is 53,000 you might have a problem.
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