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Old 10-07-2020, 05:12 AM   #1
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Tiburon OCCC limit issues... Please help

I am supposed to pick up my new 2021 Thor Tiburon 24FB tomorrow and I just saw a blog about the OCCC limits. In reading another thread it looks like the Tiburon might only have a OCCC of roughly 700lbs. I have a family of 4 + our dog weighing a total of 600 lbs. This is not going to work if my understanding of the calculations are correct and that I can only add 100lbs.


Is there anything I can do to increase the OCCC or do I need to bail on the purchase?


Please help.


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Old 10-07-2020, 10:39 AM   #2
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Be careful of those blog posts they may not be giving you the entire story (in just googling now I found one that said the Tiburon's OCCC was 349 lbs because they added the full tongue weight of the hitch into the coach weight--put their thumb on the scale so to speak).

In your case what I would do is ask the dealer to take the coach to a scale (or weigh it themselves) make sure you're clear that if its too heavy you're bailing so weighing it is important. If they say no to this question then walk away..

Once you know its weight as is (you could even ask for it to be weighed with empty tanks and no one in it). Just subtract that from the GVWR (11030 lbs) and you'll know exactly what it can carry regardless of what a blog post says.

You may be able to get by if you keep the tanks empty--your call--but at least you'll have a difinitive answer to your question.
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:32 PM   #3
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Is there anything I can do to increase the OCCC or do I need to bail on the purchase?

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You can not increase the chassisí Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and itís not practical to remove weight from a brand new motorhome, so youíre stuck with the Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity. Some people overload by using ďupgradesĒ but that doesnít make it right or legal; so I would avoid such recommendations.

The unit should have an OCCC rating on a sticker. Iíd ask dealer to send you a picture as first step. If you like what you see, have it weighed as Jamie suggested. If itís too low, run away. Question will be how much do you need or want?

Caution on OCCC is that it can be misleading if weight distribution is such that OCCC canít actually be used fully because either the front or rear axle will be overloaded first. Iíve seen complaints based on this problem many times. If OCCC is mostly in front, and most storage is in rear, what good is it?

I personally donít like worrying about anything so prefer enough OCCC that I can do pretty much anything within reason. I donít want to keep track of how many gallons of water Iím carrying, etc. Plus RVs tend to get heavier over time due to upgrades.
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:21 PM   #4
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I agree with Jamie: get a look at the actual sticker before doing anything drastic...


...like getting a smaller dog, or sending one child to boarding school.

Good luck: I'm sure that it will work out for you!
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:44 PM   #5
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The OCCC sticker should be on the inside of the passenger door. OCCC includes full fuel tank but not fresh water. On the Sprinter the individual axle weight limits exceed the GVWR to allow you to adjust cargo placement, but GVWR is still the total allowed limit. OCCC for my 2016 Siesta. 24ST
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:06 AM   #6
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If your model has the automatic leveling jacks, my understanding is those add 200 pounds roughly. I suppose those could be removed in favor of manual jacks. That would buy you some room.
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Old 08-09-2021, 11:32 AM   #7
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Did you ever receive a reply about the OCCC? We too are waiting on our 2022 Tiburon and have asked the dealer about that. We are still waiting on a reply.
Our friends bought a Winnebago Navion and the OCCC on that is over 1000 so we got a bit concerned!
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Old 08-09-2021, 12:58 PM   #8
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We bypassed a nice F-53 based 27' class A that we really liked because of low OCC (1249 lbs) on sticker and ultimately got an e450 based Vegas with 3199 lbs.

We tow an open trailer with a drag car on it all over southeast. Having the abilty to carry all the spares for car as well as plenty of water for multiday events works great for us. The heaviest we have been is close to 19,000 GCVW on a 22,000 GCVW chassis. Actual RV weight was around 13,800 on 14,500 gvwr.
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Old 08-09-2021, 01:10 PM   #9
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How do you like your Delano? We have a 2022 Tiburon on order and we are just concerned about the OCCC and the storage. We downsized from a 2006 Country Coach with 4 slides and no issues with either and now have second thoughts!
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Old 01-25-2022, 02:39 PM   #10
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How do you like your Delano? We have a 2022 Tiburon on order and we are just concerned about the OCCC and the storage. We downsized from a 2006 Country Coach with 4 slides and no issues with either and now have second thoughts!
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Looking into getting a Delano/Tiburon this year but I cannot find any definitive answer on the OCCC.

I know this thread is a buy old but I am hoping someone has this answer. Can't trust the competitor's claim of the Delano only having 300 or so OCCC, so maybe someone can help?
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:05 PM   #11
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Call your Dealer and ask them. If they don't know the answer: tell them to get the answer... If they refuse: walk away!
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:50 PM   #12
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Looking into getting a Delano/Tiburon this year but I cannot find any definitive answer on the OCCC.

I know this thread is a buy old but I am hoping someone has this answer. Can't trust the competitor's claim of the Delano only having 300 or so OCCC, so maybe someone can help?
Go look at one - read the yellow sticker.



Did you see Post #5?
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:12 AM   #13
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We have a 2021 Delano 24FB, OCCC is roughly 700lbs per the sticker on the door.

For reference, we have the auto levelers and propane generator.

Haven't had it weighed yet as we only took small trips and haven't loaded it up much. We only travel with small amounts of water until we know exactly how much weight we have left.
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Old 01-26-2022, 02:32 PM   #14
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This the issue of the smaller C in many cases, very little OCCC and no place to put any if you pay attention to axle weight ratings also. As chance said, often available OCCC is only available on the front axle but usually the empty storage compartments are in the rear. RV manufacturers really need to provide a weight ticket with the weights on the axles and available cargo capacity on each axle in addition to total cargo capacity. Many RV owners find themselves in for an ugly surprise if they bother to actually weigh the RV. Course ignorance is bliss.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:04 PM   #15
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I am supposed to pick up my new 2021 Thor Tiburon 24FB tomorrow and I just saw a blog about the OCCC limits. In reading another thread it looks like the Tiburon might only have a OCCC of roughly 700lbs. I have a family of 4 + our dog weighing a total of 600 lbs. This is not going to work if my understanding of the calculations are correct and that I can only add 100lbs.


Is there anything I can do to increase the OCCC or do I need to bail on the purchase?


Please help.


Thomas
This is a 2022 GVWR - 11030 lbs
GCWR - 15250 lbs
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Old 01-26-2022, 04:10 PM   #16
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Go look at one - read the yellow sticker.



Did you see Post #5?
Right my Ace is 3,676 pounds, sometimes I think I carry a second kitchen sink
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Old 02-16-2022, 08:02 PM   #17
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Mattís RV reviews

Mattís RV Reviews on Utube generally look at OCCC. Look up the review on your model and get a pretty good idea of what you can carry.
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Old 02-16-2022, 10:43 PM   #18
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The issue of insufficient OCCC for normal RV use affects other manufacturers as well. Last week at RV Show in Houston they had a Sprinter-based motorhome (if I recall correctly it was not a Thor) with just above 700 pounds OCCC. I recalled this thread and took a picture.
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Old 02-16-2022, 10:48 PM   #19
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My 2022 Delano 24TT has OCCC of 942. No auto levelers yet but will remove stabilizers when I do. It will add about 70 -80 pounds after stabilizers are removed. Usually carry 1/3 water or less. 2 EBikes and rack equal 145 pounds. I think we are fine but will do a scale weigh soon. It does take some planning.
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Old 02-17-2022, 06:19 PM   #20
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I learned my lesson on a class A with a 2200lb OCCC. A trip through the scales showed me to be 7 lbs over. No worries but Iíd been assuming for years that I was well under. Shopping for my next coach I had a goal of a 4,000lb spec. I actually purchased one with a 3500lb spec. Most recent weighing showed I am 900 lb under. Worth thinking about BEFORE you shop.
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