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Old 12-27-2019, 09:00 PM   #1
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29M weight distribution

Hi everyone,
We have a 2020 Thor 29M class A motor home and are getting ready to go south soon on our first real trip. I weighed it in November initially just as it came from the dealership. Full of gas, full of LP, no water in tanks, just my wife and I in the front seats. In that configuration the front axle was 5880# and the rear axle was 9880#. I did not do individual wheel weights. As I am packing it I am thinking about weight distribution and wondering if the full wall slide on the drivers side makes it significantly heavier on that side. I would hope Thor would have tried to balance it side to side but was wondering if anyone here has weighed the individual wheels of their 29m or similar model with full wall slide and could give me an idea of the initial side to side weight distribution.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:19 AM   #2
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Here's my weight. Weights on the right are drivers front and driver rear. This is loaded similar to yours. I checked weights again after fully loaded but dont have the weigh slip.

Driver front is always heavier due to steering box. So load heavier stuff in front passenger cargo

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Old 12-28-2019, 04:21 AM   #3
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I'll also add the front is rated 7000lbs rear 12000lbs

Total rating of 18000lbs

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Old 12-28-2019, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks Jerry, that is just what I am looking for.
Since the 50 gallon fresh water tank (approximately 400# when full) is on the passenger side and closer to the front axle, this tells me that the coach should be fairly well balanced side to side with a full fresh water tank. Eventually I will get individual wheel weights, but since the coach has been winterized since we got it in November I have not been able to fill the fresh tank.
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:25 PM   #5
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I weighed my coach with full tank of gas and water full. Still heavier on drivers side. Driver side is heavy. All you can do is load heavier stuff on passenger side and be good. A few hundred pounds either way isn't going to hurt anything

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Old 12-29-2019, 09:56 AM   #6
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