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Old 06-12-2009, 11:06 AM   #21
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

The Dana 60 axle is used in many vehicles, including the F550 Ford trucks. It is the springs that change the load rates.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:04 PM   #22
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

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The Dana 60 axle is used in many vehicles, including the F550 Ford trucks. It is the springs that change the load rates.
I think the load transferred to the axle shafts does come into play.

If you configure an SMB with the Dynatrac rear axle, I'm pretty sure the load capacity goes up, but I don't think the SMB installed rear springs are different between the two available axle assemblies.


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Old 06-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #23
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

Ours is an RB50 with dual agm batteries and a 2k inverter, but no propane or water system. Stock bumpers and a Quigley 4x4 conversion. It's pretty light compared to most of the 4x4s.

Front 3920
Rear 3780
Total 7700
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #24
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

We came across an unattended weight station in Oregon a couple of months ago and rolled across the scales and I was surprised that we weighed in at 10,500. We had 1/2 tank of fuel and 1/2 tank of water, an empty grey water tank and since we were on our way home we were light on food and beverages. I presume all full we weight around 11,000. In the van we me, my wife, our dog, plus clothes and camping gear.

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Old 08-30-2009, 07:21 AM   #25
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Re: How much does your van weigh?

Finally got around to weighing our SMB. I couldn't find a truck scale anywhere close to town, so I loaded up the Sporty with recyclables and headed to the town dump.

Our Sporty came in at 9,800 lbs (after the empty wine bottles and beer cans were removed).

GVWR is 9,400lbs.

The 9,800 lbs is with the driver in it, full 47 gallon fuel tank, no water, no camping food supplies, no wine or beer, no wife and no large labradogs. But recovery gear is on board (high lift jack and bottle/jackstand weigh a lot), camping chairs, Aluminess bumpers fore and aft, Baja Box and unloaded bicycle rack.

Sporty is an EB-50 with a penthouse top but nothing on the top Yakima rack yet.

So, when all the gear and driver is removed, the Sporty is probably at its GVWR of 9,400lbs.

When the Sporty is fully loaded for a week long trip, I estimate it will come in at around 10,600 lbs, 1,200 lbs over GVWR.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #26
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weight

So I am fully loaded with 25 gallons water, food, and gear for 10 days and went by the dump to weigh the van. Full tank of gas and refrigerator loaded and I came in at 9440 lbs. I have a V-10 RB50 layout.

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Old 08-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #27
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Re: weight

That's almost exactly what our 2004 EB weighs completely empty.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #28
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #29
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Re: weight

I'm at 8040, not loaded for camping. Just the tools & gear I always keep on board.
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'08 RB 50, 2 house batteries, no heater. Winch, Aluminess bumpers, ladder, etc.
Truck with full fuel but otherwise empty. NO stuff, people, food, clothes, gear, water, dogs, NADA.
9535#
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