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Old 05-21-2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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GVWR weight needed

I'm having new springs built by deaver but i'm also in the process of changing my top to a fixed top. I do have my weights as a pop top but was hoping someone out there had a unit similar to what my end SMB will be so i can have my springs built to that weight.

The weights are on the driver door SMB sticker, there is GVWR as well as Front and Rear weight.

I'm looking for weights for a Extended body, 4x4, 6.0 diesel with a Cruiser top. Know anyone with one?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go on someone else's rigs weight for your springs. Find a scale nearby, most disposal/waste sites, landscaping material companies have them or find a roadside truck scale, they'll usually let you in if not too busy to get your weights.
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Each build is gonna be different depending what you have in the van and what you have installed on the van. I can feel the extra equipment weight when I have somebody join me on a trip. As I posted before, my van was heavy and even though I had sent the axle weights to Deaver, they still ended up having to send me an extra set of leafs due to the sag that occurred after the springs settled. They didn't charge me for the extra springs or the shipping. I think Deaver is starting to dial in their installs a bit better these days.
Weigh the rig with it full of fuel and estimate your loads or just fill it up with all your stuff you think will be on board.
Here is a good post on weighing your van.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...weigh-997.html


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Ya i've done that on a couple rigs and def understand. Im in a bit of pickle as my unit was in an accident and needs new springs to get on the road to even get weights, and the fixed top is not installed yet either even if i could get it to the scale. Jeff said he wasn't concerned about hundreds of pounds, just thousands of pounds difference. I wish i was able to get finished actual weight, but i don't think i have a choice.
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I'm looking for weights for a Extended body, 4x4, 6.0 diesel with a Cruiser top. Know anyone with one?
Thanks in advance.

It's a V-10 but this was from the link I posted.

My 2001
eb
cruiser top
v10
25 gal water
50 gal fuel
3 bundles of firewood
yamaha generator
bbq, stove chairs
everything but food
and me
10,000 lbs

The problem is I don't know what his van had it it.
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It's a V-10 but this was from the link I posted.

My 2001
eb
cruiser top
v10
25 gal water
50 gal fuel
3 bundles of firewood
yamaha generator
bbq, stove chairs
everything but food
and me
10,000 lbs

The problem is I don't know what his van had it it.
Thanks Dave!
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Ya i've done that on a couple rigs and def understand. Im in a bit of pickle as my unit was in an accident and needs new springs to get on the road to even get weights, and the fixed top is not installed yet either even if i could get it to the scale. Jeff said he wasn't concerned about hundreds of pounds, just thousands of pounds difference. I wish i was able to get finished actual weight, but i don't think i have a choice.

Did you happen to pick up that van from BC with the missing top? By your description here it sounds like you did.
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Did you happen to pick up that van from BC with the missing top? By your description here it sounds like you did.
Yup I did. Great one owner Van. I'm sure excited to take on and finish this project.
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