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Old 10-31-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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weighed it-overweight-now what?

Took my Granite Ridge 3100ss to the scale today. Five hundred pounds over weight on the rear axle, 250 overall. Emptied the rear storage compartment and redistributed more weight to the front compartments. Took out the tv/dvd player, went through the closets and cupboards and carved 200 pounds off. But what next? We dry camp so need the fresh water full. We have clothes for 3 to 4 days and food for a weekend. I could save some weight by not topping off the gas tank. Any ideas?
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Some may not agree with this idea. As a practical matter, I'd be using a percentage over total weight calculation to decide how much to panic.

That said, now that you have the actual weight you know that you need to be careful not to overpack.

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Took my Granite Ridge 3100ss to the scale today. Five hundred pounds over weight on the rear axle, 250 overall. Emptied the rear storage compartment and redistributed more weight to the front compartments. Took out the tv/dvd player, went through the closets and cupboards and carved 200 pounds off. But what next? We dry camp so need the fresh water full. We have clothes for 3 to 4 days and food for a weekend. I could save some weight by not topping off the gas tank. Any ideas?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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When I dry camp, I look at the availability of filling my fresh water tank at/near my camping destination when ever possible.

If you bring any type of awning side enclosure, spare tent, tables, extra chairs, coolers, etc. ...., may want to consider leaving them behind.

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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Took out the honda generator, extra table, bbq, and electric coffee maker. No coolers, tents or side awnings. Kept two camp chairs, don't think wife would go if we sat on the ground. Thanks for the responses.
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Try another scale, that's just crazy to remove tv n BBQ .
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Don't use a truck scale for tractor trailers if that is what you did. You should find someone who weighs your unit the correct way- sep scales for each front tire and back tire. I had mine weighed the wrong way and then the correct way- big differences! I was not overweight. (Well, the RV wasn't anyway)
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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I always fill by water tanks at the campground or at some location near to the end point. Do not want to drag that water any further than I have to.
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Try another scale.....
That was my initial reaction.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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From what I know about the Granite Ridge, especially the 3100SS, is Jayco left virtually no CCC. The are many posts about it on the other forums. Others have reported hand calculated cargo capacity, using GVWR and actual scale weights with empty holding tanks, as low as 450-500lbs. Seems the only option is exactly what you are doing; remove unnecessary items, relocate remaining items and become very conscious about what you add in the future -- including people.
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Don't leave the generator at home...!
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