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Old 11-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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I went to a CAT certified scale. Looked all over the Seattle-Tacoma area for the individual wheel scales but came up empty. They seem to be mostly with the traveling road shows and did not see one scheduled in this area. If anyone knows different, please let me know.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #12
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I probably run overweight with my 31FS. We weighed before one of our earliest trips out. We were very close to max. I am quite certain we have since loaded more stuff, but bet we are never over by 5%. The coach drives and stops normally. I travel with about 10-15 gallons of fresh water and near empty holding tanks. We drive it very conservatively and typically cruise at 65mph. I think they work the numbers to cover their asses legally, but the RV has to be able to transport people and stuff or it is useless.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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I probably run overweight with my 31FS. We weighed before one of our earliest trips out. We were very close to max. I am quite certain we have since loaded more stuff, but bet we are never over by 5%. The coach drives and stops normally. I travel with about 10-15 gallons of fresh water and near empty holding tanks. We drive it very conservatively and typically cruise at 65mph. I think they work the numbers to cover their asses legally, but the RV has to be able to transport people and stuff or it is useless.
What year is your Greyhawk? Do you have the J-Ride package?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:37 AM   #14
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Mine is a 2012, it has all the parts but they were not calling it the J-Ride Package then, or atleast I did not know it was called that.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:05 AM   #15
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I don't think Jayco counts the "optional" stuff they add to the "dry" weight. The label says that I had almost 1800# of CCC. According to the truck scales I. Don't have any even empty!
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:42 AM   #16
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I hope the industry, all RV manufacturers, concern themselves with CCC. If they don't, they are playing a fools game. As users, we know we have to minimize our gear, but we are not going to leave behind those items that are necessary, or those that make our trips enjoyable. And we might not all be scholars, but we're not all stupid either. I have said this in other posts: We need to be smart consumers. They will only produce what we will buy.

Some months ago Rustic Eagle recommended a tongue weight scale in on of the threads. I bought one, and wouldn't buy a TT without using it. And, of course, it's important to know the other weights (pin, axle, etc.) - as it sits on the dealers lot.

I enjoy the RV lifestyle as much as anyone, but I'll drop them like a hot horseshoe if they can't produce a product that makes it worthwhile. For what RVing costs you can rent a cabin or motel for less.

Don't take this post wrong. I believe Jayco wants you to enjoy their product. If they don't make money, they won't stay in business. If they sell their product for less than it's worth, they won't make money. We might have to pay more for what we want. That's okay if there is value in it. For me, that's better than getting a bargain and not being happy with it. I think the only thing the RV manufacturers have heard from us lately is that we want a lower price.

It's the manufacturers responsibility to produce a safe product. Once they do that it's our choice. If a manufacture or dealer is misrepresenting weights, we can do something about that. We just have to have factual information. And it would be better to have it before the sale.
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Mine is a 2012-31FS with the Jride equipment, but not marketed as such when I purchased.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:22 AM   #18
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I doubt the axle, or the tires will be effected at all. If it were me I wouldn't be too worried. Stan
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #19
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I have a Grayhawk 2005. I weighed it at one of the Rally's and it was over, by quite a bit. So when we got home we completely emptied it excepted for the water and gas tanks. I got it weighed again and found I could put 600 pounds in it. I now put what I need and keep an eye on critical parts and go on down the road. If it fails because of over weight I will get rid of it and get something from someone else. BTW, Jayco would not answer any question on it, just like with the tank probes. So Good Luck...
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:01 PM   #20
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I have a Grayhawk 2005. I weighed it at one of the Rally's and it was over, by quite a bit. So when we got home we completely emptied it excepted for the water and gas tanks. I got it weighed again and found I could put 600 pounds in it. I now put what I need and keep an eye on critical parts and go on down the road. If it fails because of over weight I will get rid of it and get something from someone else. BTW, Jayco would not answer any question on it, just like with the tank probes. So Good Luck...
Unfortunately that is really complicated when you have a family of 5 and usually travel with 6. We purchased it to boondock and so we have to have water and all of our stuff with us! My unit only takes 32 Gallons of water but still that is 267# or so! That doesn't count fuel, clothes, food, passengers or anything else in the MH.
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