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LadyRVer

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Posted: 12/28/19 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does the registration for the current plate have a weight on it?

Is it drivable (enough) to get it to CAT scale at a truck stop and get a good weight?

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How about buying a set of used tires at a scrap yard. It would at least get it home cheaply. Im doubting it going to be able to go on your friends trailer. His trailer is probably a 10,000 lb trailer. You have to subtract the weight of the trailer off that. It can probably only carry about 8000 lbs. There is not much likelihood that a rv weighs less than 8000 lbs. I could be wrong. Knowing the exact model of rv would help.

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Thanks everyone,, this is really bumming me out,, I gotta get this thing to dos palos ca,,from Vacaville ca,, long story short, it was given to me bc I’m in a very horrible situation and need out,,, not sounding very promising,, boy, it was gifted to me but out of my financial range to get it here or get tires on it,, oh well thanks everyone! Happy new year!

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Posted: 12/29/19 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your best bet might be to sell it as is where it is and be done with it.
It doesn’t sound like it is the right thing for you.


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There will be a GVWR sticker-- likely on the pillar of the driver's door. With the camper conversion, assume it is near GVWR.


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wolfe10 wrote:

There will be a GVWR sticker-- likely on the pillar of the driver's door. With the camper conversion, assume it is near GVWR.
Not on a 1979.

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In looking at the 1979 Lindy, Winnebagos, and Cruisemaste on the Dodge chassis, they all show the GVWR weight between 9,500 to 10,500 lbs. Minus about 1,500 lbs for all your stuff, it should weigh in around 8,500 lbs empty. This is just a guestimate. If you could find the specs plate on the RV, it would have that information on it.


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My 24 foot 1984 Lindy on Chevy chassis full of water and loaded up for a trip was just about exactly 10k. Probably had 1k pounds of water and stuff.

My 2019 23 foot Thor is about 11,600 full of water and loaded for a trip including 3 people.

My guess is you will be under 10k with that rig, and probably under 9k if its empty.

You can still get 16.5 tires they are just a little harder to find because there a little less common. Firestone Transforce comes to mind as a reputable brand-name tire that still comes in 16.5 that is available from most any tire shop (if even by special order.) Price is not much more than equivalent 16".


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