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Old 04-10-2015, 10:24 AM   #121
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

Lol, yeah, that thing has quite a rep but it's not nearly as physically big or heavy as any of the diesels.


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Old 04-11-2015, 10:01 AM   #122
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

77chev SWB, 3150, it's very minimal.

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Old 04-11-2015, 03:37 PM   #123
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

I have an unusual SMB built on the 14 pax church XLT with the 7.3 PSD; Built in H2000 generator; Starcool a/c which weighs in 9980 withe full tank and water and with me aboard - but 6900 of that is on the rear wheels.

So its G rated 17.5 inch rims with Bridgestones rated at 3500 lbs to carry this lot. When I took delivery after the conversion SMB warned me that I should replace my C rated Michelins that were new at that time. Oh I said - why? And drove them for another 6 months until I realized the idiocy of what I was doing. so I put on a new set of D rated Michelins and promptly fell foul of Michelin's quality issues - 3 times before the recall was announced. All rear tire blow outs on the Interstate fully loaded at the height of summer with road temps of 140 and tire temps at 160.

No more problems since the upgrade.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:35 PM   #124
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Holy thread revival. I'm getting ready to order springs from UJOR, so I just went to the dump to have my van weighed. The second I saw the number - 7480 without driver - I just assumed the scale was wrong. But it looks like there are some 2wd SMBs in the mid 7k range so maybe it's accurate.

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7480 pounds.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:40 PM   #125
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Seems reasonable, if a bit low.

Mine's about 10,500.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:59 PM   #126
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Low roof Promaster, 7640 loaded for a trip - food, 25 gallons of water, 7200Wh of LiFeMnPO4 battery, inverter, 25 gallons of #2 diesel.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:08 PM   #127
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9100 with me in the driver's seat and about 14 gallons of fuel. Some food and most of the kitchen gear.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:12 PM   #128
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7000 pounds even for mine, with me sitting in the driver seat (so subtract the 150 pounds there if you want.)*

I hit up the CAT scales in Long Beach, CA about a year ago to get the front/rear axle weight (to help in setting correct tire pressures.)

Turned out almost exactly even 50/50 weight distribution as well!
(3500 pound per axle.)

Btw, this is an RB30 layout (manual penthouse roof) with 2WD.

*this was with 5 gallons of water on board (only 1/2 the tank's capacity) and 2/3 of the 35-gallon fuel tank full. NO gear on board, cupboards empty.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:04 PM   #129
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8100 lbs without me in it.....2008 RB 5.4L 4WD...2 house batteries 9 gallons fresh water, SMB penthouse....RB50-ish home build
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:57 PM   #130
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10,200 w 46 gal fuel, 20 gal h2o two kayaks on roof fully loaded for Baja.


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