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Old 01-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #11
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The GVWR is 14050. And on the title of the bus it says the scale weight is 5299.
Is this good news? Or does the scale wt from the title not match up?
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:38 PM   #12
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The GVWR should be the design limit. So subtract your actual (scale) weight and you'll have what you have to play with in terms of added weight.

Don't forget to calculate in your "wet" wieght as well (full fuel, fresh water, etc.). Also take into account what your front & rear axle limits might be. GVAW assumes a properly distributed load.
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Remember that you're removing seats and people from your actual vehicle weight. We've got an older Aerotech and our finished conversion weight with full tanks, luggage and 2 people on board is still 2000 lbs below max GVW weight. I was able to lower my tire pressure from the 80lbs a full load required down to 60lbs for a more comfy ride.

Most Flying J truck stops have scales that can weigh front & rear axles separately for ten bucks or so. Make sure you weigh the thing before playing with tire pressures.
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Somehow I don't think your scale weight refers to anything in reality. More like what your bus weighed as a stripped cut-away chassis with no bus body.

My K2500 Suburban weighs a lot more than 6,000 lbs.

I owned a 1994 Ford E-350/ElDorado Aerotech 21-pax plus luggage that had a GVWR of 13,900 lbs.. Empty with me and a full tank of fuel it weighed just under 12,000 lbs.

The only way to know for sure is to put your bus on a scale and find out for sure.
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Somehow I don't think your scale weight refers to anything in reality. More like what your bus weighed as a stripped cut-away chassis with no bus body.
After conversion my rig weighs 11680 lbs with full tanks and two of us aboard. My axle weights are front - 4240lbs and rear - 7440 lbs.

The title weight sounds like someone was trying to game the DMV for a lower registration cost.
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