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Old 05-19-2019, 12:04 PM   #31
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Default Re: Are RV Manufacturers Required to State the Empty Weight of their RVs?

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One question I do have is this...
There is (or was) such a thing as a Modified or Reduced CCC Label. As an owner who has added hardly-removable features to my rig -- thick Hellwig Sway Bar, new Leaf Springs, large Fox Shocks -- would I be required to get a new label created stating the Reduced CCC once those were installed? Interesting stuff in this can of worms...
The labeling requirements are levied on those who modify and sell vehicles, not the owner.




It is your responsibility to include all the heavy stuff you bolted on when you calculate the weight of cargo to ensure you are under the weight ratings of the vehicle.

I do not think there is any enforcement of this, state excess weight controls are focused on the big rigs.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:06 PM   #32
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Nothing you have done will increase the capacity rating of the vehicle. Check out the fine print on websites for all your "improvements".

The things that stop the vehicle are Brakes, not Breaks. (I am a sometimes believer in the if you cannot spell it, perhaps you should not make statements on the subject)

Any increase in weight of the extra stuff you had installed comes out of the CCC.

As others have stated, is is possible to decrease the capacity by installation of inferior tires.

There are freeways in America where driving 55 puts yourself and others at risk by jamming up the flow of traffic, and causing more opportunities for crashes in the otherwise unneeded congestion. there is a place for keeping up with the flow of traffic. Best schedule your travel in these places for off-peak periods if you insist on driving overloaded and want to crawl down the highway.
I have to disagree... 55 mph is not "crawling down the highway". As a matter of fact it's the speed limit for big trucks is several states.

I don't know where you take your RV but having been in almost every major American city there is no way I'm going to try to "run with the pack" going 80 mph. To the best of my knowledge the minimum speed limit on most interstate highways is 45 mph so doing 55 certainly isn't breaking any laws. Running 80 mph "nut to butt" in the hammer lane certainly is.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:48 PM   #33
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Fair enough on adhering to moderate speeds, and if you have taken action on the imagined increase in GVW from suspension improvements, its probably a good idea. put a few more psi in the tires too.

you also have the luxury of getting off a heavily traveled, high rate of speed highway and taking the back road.
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Fair enough on adhering to moderate speeds, and if you have taken action on the imagined increase in GVW from suspension improvements, its probably a good idea. put a few more psi in the tires too.

you also have the luxury of getting off a heavily traveled, high rate of speed highway and taking the back road.
Actually under on GVWR and combined. I do not subscribe to the school of thought that one can increase GVWR over the manufacturers specs.
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:18 AM   #35
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I know on the speed issue that slowing down had an immediate effect on gas mileage (improved), and bug splatter (greatly reduced). And an added benefit is the ability to actually use those pull-over spots when I find them, rather than buzzing by so fast that I cannot. Not sure I would feel comfortable doing 55 on a 75 or 80mph road, however. Might drop to 60 or 65. I think one should let the traffic dictate this a bit. And beware of the dingbats doing 95 that will creep up on you in a flash. My apologies to any dingbats that lurk here. You know who you are!
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