Before we park this huge house-on-wheels on the property I'd like some
input on whether the ancient sewer pipes would be at risk or not. The
house is over 100 yrs old, 75' of clay sewer line to the street, dirt/
gravel driveway. I'm guessing the motorhome weighs over 25,000 pounds.
It seems risky to me, but hey, what do I know. It's possible to park
the thing elsewhere on the property, but it would still have to cross
over the sewer at some point. Any and all comments or advice are
welcome! Thank you. ( And I won't whine this time no matter when or
if anyone responds! ) Kayle
A friends 40 foot motor coach ruined a homes sewer line where he was
I wouldnt go anywhere near your line, or since you have the bucks for
a coach:) Have the sewer line replaced in advance
In the interim you could probably have some big theick steel plates
put over the sewer area to protect it.
Myself i wouldnt risk it with old lines
Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. Guess we'll figure something
else out. It's not our motor home, by the way. Hoping to do a favor
and make a few bucks in storage fees. Trade-off certainly doesn't
seem to be a good one, though. Thanks again!
A 40' coach could be twice that weight or more...spec's on one
manufacturer's site shows the attached. This vehicle has a tag axle
that increases capacity as is 41' instead of 40', but even reducing
weight rating by the 10,000# it is rated for GVW is 36,000#. Of
course, it's possible your not that far off knowing more on what yours
is, but just a word of caution...
As for the sewer line, unless it's buried very deeply and in well-
compacted soil, you're asking for trouble, I expect. Plus, what else
is there that could also be damaged? Sounds like a better plan for
parking/storage is needed. At a minimum, as Haller suggests, you
would need some skid plates to spread the load. They would need to be
substantial, to the point you'll have to have help getting them where
they need to go...
Floorplans 2007 EXDP 4103
App. Overall Length 40'11"
App. Overall Width 101.5"
Front GAWR* 16,600 lb.
Rear GAWR* 20,000 lb.
TAG GAWR 10,000 lb.
GVWR* 46,000 lb.
GCWR* 61,000 lb.
App. UVW 37,750 lb.
GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum permissible weight for
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum permissible weight
for a fully loaded motor coach.
GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating is the value specified by the
manufacturer of the vehicle as the maximum allowable loaded weight of
this motor coach and any towed trailer or towed vehicle.
UVW: Unloaded Vehicle Weight is the weight of this motor coach as
built at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolants. The UVW
does not include cargo, fresh water, LP gas or dealer-installed
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