The "Escapees" Rainbow Park in Livingston, TX has a RV SmartWeigh station. I set up an appointment for 8am on Thursday since I would be leaving the park at that time. When you make your appointment, they give you a CD with information about RV weights and tires. They say that 57% of all RV's are overweight.
I am happy to report that my RV is underweight.
While looking over the information for my RV, I noticed that the sleeping capacity is for one person @ 154#. SCWR - 154# is the weight per person that the RV industry uses.
Since I am walking more and eating better (usually), I guess I will set my goal weight at 154, haha!
These are the Maximum numbers for my RV.
GVWR 14,050 the total weight full
GCWR 20,000 the total weight with towed vehicles
GAWR front 4,600 total left and right
GAWR rear 9,450 total left and right
Front Left actual weight 1,500
Front Right actual weight 1,660
Rear Dual Left actual weight 3,680
Rear Dual Right actual weight 3,890
Total left side = 5,180 Total right side = 5,550
Total actual weight is 10,730
Allowed is 14,050
They were not real concerned about the two sides not being exactly even, it's not a big difference, my gas tank, propane tank and fresh water are all on the driver/left side and I only had a 1/2 tank of gas, and the propane and fresh water were at 2/3. I was always concerned about driving with a full fresh water tank, but now I know I can drive with it full without any problems.
Each tire is rated for 2,680 pounds. The tires are only a year old. My RV is a 2007 Ford E450, listed as a 2008 Winnebago Aspect. It had only 7,000 miles on it when I bought it, and the DOT tire dates are 4610. I'm so happy that Lazy Days RV Center put new tires on.
I could pull a "toad" of almost 6000 pounds, but instead I purchased a folding bike today. I will be storing the bike on the left side of the RV, this will help even out the weight.
When I left the Escapees Park this morning, to head down to the coast, I took a detour and stopped at the Camping World in Katy, TX near Houston.
I enjoyed my 2 week stay at the Escapees Park, I met a lot of people and had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with them. I plan on visiting many of the Escapees Parks. Two weeks/$171.00 = $12.21 per day. I paid $80 a week plus electric for a full hookup site. The electric for 2 weeks was $11.00 and I had the electric heater running a few times in the evenings and in the morning to take the chill out. My cat does not like the forced air furnace, she cries when I turn it on.
Thursday near Matagorda Bay, TX
my front yard for the next 7 days