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Old 09-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #11
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1989 B700, 6.6L diesel, 65 passenger Wayne body

GVWR=30,000 lbs
Licensed Weight=18,000 lbs
Actual Weight=um....somewhere in there
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:50 PM   #12
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A related question:

Our GAWRs are:
Front: 12000
Rear: 17500

Out actual weight is:
Front: 11000
Rear: 11000

Is there any need, for handling, safety, parts longevity, or other reasons, to have our front:rear weight ratio be close to the GAWR front:rear ratio?

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It might make the steering heavy otherwise, but you're under the front limit so you should be fine. I figure out buses used to haul around a lot of weight back there. On top of that, they're built on basically the same chassis as a dump truck or other medium duty truck where a lot of the weight is obviously on the back. Does make me curious where my weigt stands at.....
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Thanks for the reply. I figure if I'm under the GAWRs I should just be happy. And I am.

We weighed ours at a local truck stop. Cost was $8; comes with a very official-looking, stamped, & signed weight certificate. Had the biscuits & gravy afterwards....not bad. (Little America truckstop, Flagstaff, Arizona)
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The gvwr on our bus says 33,500. It has a empty weight of 19,220 lbs and that is with a full tank of fuel and ALL the seats in. Once I remove all but the drivers seat, it should weight in about 18,000 lbs, full of fuel. At that weight, I will have a lot of leeway to add stuff.
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