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Posted: 02/17/19 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent points. The ac is one I hadn’t though about.


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This thread seems to have gone into a discussion about A/C. Back to the posters question, as mentioned earlier, weight is a big issue. The extra length puts added weight to your rear axles. I have a 29' with 3 slides, but the weight is almost maxed out at the factory leaving me very little to add. Just check out the numbers before you buy.

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+1 on the weight advice. Check your GVWR vs dry weight. Some plus 30 footers have need to nothing payload capacity.


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whizbang wrote:

+1 on the weight advice. Check your GVWR vs dry weight. Some plus 30 footers have need to nothing payload capacity.


That’s my plan for today. Chassis have the same capacity by the uvw was 1300lbs heavier so I want calc, fuel, water, people and junk to see where it falls

I am not sure there was even an option for 2 units, the only optio. I saw was for
The larger 15k unit , which it had. But sounds like that is not sufficient.

Is the length good no to cause issues in rev parks?

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I think 32 is a good sweet spot for livability/size for RV parks. I haven't had much trouble, but some state parks are suppose to be limited to 22 foot. I haven't had a problem there except on corner sites. My first time out I booked a corner site that was advertised as ok for 32. The site was plenty deep, but the issue was I couldn't cut the corner because of trees at the opposite edge of the road. Plus there were also limbs that hadn't been trimmed. Some parks are not maintained well enough for the height of the rigs. I don't book corner sites any more for that reason.


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We have a 32 ft Thor Chateau and tow our HHR on a tow dolly. Only 1 AC but it works fine for us. We do keep a small fan handy should it get overly warm but it hasn't been used that much. I do agree with the issue on getting in and out of gas stations. It can be a hassle but we have learned to be very diligent in checking before we get ourselves in a bind. Usually try to use Flying J's or Pilot as they usually have RV lanes that make it much easier.


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Sun shades on the front and driving compartment side windows make a big difference. Of course this only applies when parked. We have ones that go on with magnets - very quick & easy to install.


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Ugh, So the CCC is only 1720 lbs for the larger unit compared to 2800lbs for the 2500TS. With a pot shot guess, it seems 3 people, 2dogs , fuels 1/3 tanks in water, gray, black has me just slightly over the weight limit per the spec sheet. Have a good feels for people, fuel, water... But don't have a good feel for weight of food, drinks, camp chairs and all the rest of the stuff needed - does anyone have a good estimate for that stuff? I also suspect that coach options such as the auto level would drag that CCC down further.

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I have a 32 1/2' C with a single ducted 15,000 BTU air conditioner and it's never been a problem while living and camping in south Florida. My MH has a 3,275# OCCC, which I know is better than a lot of Class As. I tow either an 18' boat or a Ford F150 super cab 4 wheels down. Naturally you have to plan ahead maneuvering at gas stations and similar places, and watch the tail swing


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c5er wrote:

Ugh, So the CCC is only 1720 lbs for the larger unit compared to 2800lbs for the 2500TS. With a pot shot guess, it seems 3 people, 2dogs , fuels 1/3 tanks in water, gray, black has me just slightly over the weight limit per the spec sheet. Have a good feels for people, fuel, water... But don't have a good feel for weight of food, drinks, camp chairs and all the rest of the stuff needed - does anyone have a good estimate for that stuff? I also suspect that coach options such as the auto level would drag that CCC down further.



When I had my 30 foot C with no slides, it had about 2500 lbs of CCC. Even with that much capacity I had to watch my weight. It wasn't so much the GVWR but the RGAWR. Anything you load in a motorhome puts weight on the rear axle (unless you hang it off the front bumper) so the rear axle will often overload before you hit max GVWR. And you have to watch it since at max RGAWR the tires are getting close to their max weight. Loaded for a week with family (three kids, wife and dog) I was right at the max. When the dog went to the back to take a nap I think I was a little over. [emoticon]

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