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Old 11-05-2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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Who has a van type, 5 window, E450,7.3L, with lift that knows the curb weight.

I'm looking at a 2003 E450 with the 7.3. It has five windows and the lift. GVWR is 14,000lbs. I'm five hours away from it and wanted to know if anyone got a curb weight on their skoolie before they started working on it?
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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I'm looking at a 2003 E450 with the 7.3. It has five windows and the lift. GVWR is 14,000lbs. I'm five hours away from it and wanted to know if anyone got a curb weight on their skoolie before they started working on it?
If no one answers this satisfactorily, you might weigh a U-Haul on a scale and add about 1000 lbs or so to account for seats and heavier body. Just a thought.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks that's not a bad idea.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #4
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My 2002 Thomas 5 window with only 2 seats and lift weighed right around 9600 pounds.
Got between 9 and 10mpg at 55 and struggled to keep that speed.
Put a 4 inch straight pipe from turbo back and a Live Wire tuner on it and got up to 15mpg at same speed.
Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:14 PM   #5
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The DMV required me to weight it. So I paid 5$ to the local dump to drive across the scales. 10,500 in stock config.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:51 PM   #6
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my 2013 GMC 3500 Gas came in at 3460 kg / 7628 lbs before stripping seats and handicap lift...….it seems light compared to what I'm reading here.....but I'm going by the number my dealer gave me which I forwarded to insurance. Oddly enough if I'm over 10,000 lbs my insurance doubles.....but my dealer assures me he weighed it. if that's true I should get decent gas mileage ?
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:18 PM   #7
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I have a 2006 450 7L. Took it to the dump to unload the seats. Bonus is you get a free empty weight! She came out at 9800 lbs empty.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:19 PM   #8
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Interesting......I think newer busses are weighing less !?......I found this online which seems to fall in line with my dealers weigh amount for a GMC 3500 :

http://www.gmfleet.com/content/dam/g...v5_nocrops.pdf

The 3500 curb weight is max 5566 lbs or 2525 KG......but with seats and handicap lift mine was quite a bit more ( but still well under the 11,000 lb limit set for heavy vehicle here in Ontario )
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