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Birchaven weighs 10,100 ?

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dave silva
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 12:11 AM

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin (they leave it on)

It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer  10,500,right?  I was surprised to find it so heavy.

It might have a full water tank.  other tanks are empty Most of the cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original like
the fridge and cooktop.

What am i missing

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin (they leave it on) It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer 10,500,right? I was surprised to find it so heavy. It might have a full water tank. other tanks are empty Most of the cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original like the fridge and cooktop. What am i missing -- Dave & Ellen Silva Hertford, NC 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.
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Matt Colie
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 12:36 AM

hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin (they leave it on)

It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer  10,500,right?  I was surprised to find it so heavy.

It might have a full water tank.  other tanks are empty Most of the cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original
like the fridge and cooktop.

What am i missing

Dave,

Maybe nothing.  My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full water and fuel.  This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier
now.  All of our interior is plywood and not particle board.  I don't know about Coachmen.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11 > I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin (they leave it on) > > It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer 10,500,right? I was surprised to find it so heavy. > > It might have a full water tank. other tanks are empty Most of the cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original > like the fridge and cooktop. > > What am i missing Dave, Maybe nothing. My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full water and fuel. This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier now. All of our interior is plywood and not particle board. I don't know about Coachmen. Matt -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit
JK
Jim Kanomata
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 12:59 AM

Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood
for the cabinets .
Also the Royal was done by them..

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie matt7323tze@gmail.com wrote:

hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin

(they leave it on)

It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer  10,500,right?  I was

surprised to find it so heavy.

It might have a full water tank.  other tanks are empty Most of the

cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original

like the fridge and cooktop.

What am i missing

Dave,

Maybe nothing.  My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full
water and fuel.  This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier
now.  All of our interior is plywood and not particle board.  I don't know
about Coachmen.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL,
GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum
Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit


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Jim Kanomata ASE
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http://www.gmcrvparts.com
1-800-752-7502

Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood for the cabinets . Also the Royal was done by them.. On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie <matt7323tze@gmail.com> wrote: > hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11 > > I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin > (they leave it on) > > > > It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer 10,500,right? I was > surprised to find it so heavy. > > > > It might have a full water tank. other tanks are empty Most of the > cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original > > like the fridge and cooktop. > > > > What am i missing > > Dave, > > Maybe nothing. My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full > water and fuel. This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier > now. All of our interior is plywood and not particle board. I don't know > about Coachmen. > > Matt > -- > Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, > GMCES > Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum > Brakes with Applied Control Arms > SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Jim Kanomata ASE Applied/GMC, Newark,CA jimk@appliedairfilters.com http://www.gmcrvparts.com 1-800-752-7502
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Keith V
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 2:09 PM

My 26' Ex-royale, also a coachman, weighed in at something like 11,800.
Moooooo!


From: Jim Kanomata jimkanomata@gmail.com
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:59 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: Birchaven weighs 10,100 ?

Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood
for the cabinets .
Also the Royal was done by them..

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie matt7323tze@gmail.com wrote:

hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin

(they leave it on)

It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer  10,500,right?  I was

surprised to find it so heavy.

It might have a full water tank.  other tanks are empty Most of the

cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original

like the fridge and cooktop.

What am i missing

Dave,

Maybe nothing.  My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full
water and fuel.  This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier
now.  All of our interior is plywood and not particle board.  I don't know
about Coachmen.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL,
GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum
Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit


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My 26' Ex-royale, also a coachman, weighed in at something like 11,800. Moooooo! ________________________________ From: Jim Kanomata <jimkanomata@gmail.com> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:59 PM To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> Subject: [GMCnet] Re: Birchaven weighs 10,100 ? Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood for the cabinets . Also the Royal was done by them.. On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie <matt7323tze@gmail.com> wrote: > hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11 > > I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin > (they leave it on) > > > > It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer 10,500,right? I was > surprised to find it so heavy. > > > > It might have a full water tank. other tanks are empty Most of the > cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the original > > like the fridge and cooktop. > > > > What am i missing > > Dave, > > Maybe nothing. My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full > water and fuel. This is on the light side and I am sure that it is heavier > now. All of our interior is plywood and not particle board. I don't know > about Coachmen. > > Matt > -- > Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, > GMCES > Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum > Brakes with Applied Control Arms > SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Jim Kanomata ASE Applied/GMC, Newark,CA jimk@appliedairfilters.com http://www.gmcrvparts.com 1-800-752-7502 _______________________________________________ GMCnet mailing list Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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James Hupy
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 2:59 PM

Generally speaking, the 77 & 78 26' ROYALE'S by Coachman Industries are the
heaviest coaches. All of them that still have the Onan generators will go
over 10,000 pounds.
74, 75, 76 GMC built coaches usually are the lightweights. Many early
coaches are heavy, don't have an explanation for that.
We weighed all coaches at a GMCWS  rally at Casa de Fruita, California a
few years back, and checked ride height, too. Also checked side to side
weights.
Finally stopped checking ride heights. Futile exercise. None were
correct at the rally except for 2 coaches, my 78 Royale 26' and Jerry
Work's 26' coach. Some were at least 3" or more low.
Many of the coaches were several hundred pounds over the GVW
recommended on the tags.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 7:09 AM Keith V my427v8@hotmail.com wrote:

My 26' Ex-royale, also a coachman, weighed in at something like 11,800.
Moooooo!


From: Jim Kanomata jimkanomata@gmail.com
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:59 PM
To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org gmclist@list.gmcnet.org
Subject: [GMCnet] Re: Birchaven weighs 10,100 ?

Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood
for the cabinets .
Also the Royal was done by them..

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie matt7323tze@gmail.com wrote:

hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11

I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin

(they leave it on)

It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer  10,500,right?  I was

surprised to find it so heavy.

It might have a full water tank.  other tanks are empty Most of the

cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the

original

like the fridge and cooktop.

What am i missing

Dave,

Maybe nothing.  My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full
water and fuel.  This is on the light side and I am sure that it is

heavier

now.  All of our interior is plywood and not particle board.  I don't

know

about Coachmen.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL,
GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum
Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit


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Generally speaking, the 77 & 78 26' ROYALE'S by Coachman Industries are the heaviest coaches. All of them that still have the Onan generators will go over 10,000 pounds. 74, 75, 76 GMC built coaches usually are the lightweights. Many early coaches are heavy, don't have an explanation for that. We weighed all coaches at a GMCWS rally at Casa de Fruita, California a few years back, and checked ride height, too. Also checked side to side weights. Finally stopped checking ride heights. Futile exercise. None were correct at the rally except for 2 coaches, my 78 Royale 26' and Jerry Work's 26' coach. Some were at least 3" or more low. Many of the coaches were several hundred pounds over the GVW recommended on the tags. Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 7:09 AM Keith V <my427v8@hotmail.com> wrote: > My 26' Ex-royale, also a coachman, weighed in at something like 11,800. > Moooooo! > ________________________________ > From: Jim Kanomata <jimkanomata@gmail.com> > Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:59 PM > To: gmclist@list.gmcnet.org <gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> > Subject: [GMCnet] Re: Birchaven weighs 10,100 ? > > Birchaven interior was done by Coachman, A RV mfg and they used real wood > for the cabinets . > Also the Royal was done by them.. > > On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Matt Colie <matt7323tze@gmail.com> wrote: > > > hertfordnc wrote on Sun, 18 July 2021 20:11 > > > I just took it for a ride and snuck across the scale and the grain bin > > (they leave it on) > > > > > > It was 10,100. Gross weight for a 23-footer 10,500,right? I was > > surprised to find it so heavy. > > > > > > It might have a full water tank. other tanks are empty Most of the > > cabinetry is original, lots of things are probably lighter than the > original > > > like the fridge and cooktop. > > > > > > What am i missing > > > > Dave, > > > > Maybe nothing. My 73-23 tipped a truck scale at 9480 years ago with full > > water and fuel. This is on the light side and I am sure that it is > heavier > > now. All of our interior is plywood and not particle board. I don't > know > > about Coachmen. > > > > Matt > > -- > > Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, > > GMCES > > Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum > > Brakes with Applied Control Arms > > SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > > > -- > Jim Kanomata ASE > Applied/GMC, Newark,CA > jimk@appliedairfilters.com > http://www.gmcrvparts.com > 1-800-752-7502 > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >