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Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108248] Sat, 11 December 2010 19:59 Go to next message
Mark of Excellence is currently offline  Mark of Excellence
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Greetings GMCer's,

I am now the proud owner of a 1976 GMC Birchaven and would like permission to join the club!

Does anyone know what the factory curb weight rating is on a 1976 Birchaven rear bath or where such info is located? It is being asked of me by the DMV for registration purposes and I am curious about my cargo limits as well.

The Coachman decal by the driver's seat only lists a GVWR of 10,500 lbs and lists nothing about a curb weight of an upfitted Coachman transmode.


Benson
76' Birchaven
Florida
Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108249 is a reply to message #108248] Sat, 11 December 2010 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jamison, I am thinking that is the curb weight. There will soon be several owners show up here to let you know for sure.
Welcome to our group. You don't need permission to "join". You have a coach, you are a member.
Where are you located?
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Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108376 is a reply to message #108248] Sun, 12 December 2010 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mark of Excellence wrote on Sat, 11 December 2010 18:59

Greetings GMCer's,

I am now the proud owner of a 1976 GMC Birchaven and would like permission to join the club!

Does anyone know what the factory curb weight rating is on a 1976 Birchaven rear bath or where such info is located? It is being asked of me by the DMV for registration purposes and I am curious about my cargo limits as well.

The Coachman decal by the driver's seat only lists a GVWR of 10,500 lbs and lists nothing about a curb weight of an upfitted Coachman transmode.


I suspect that is the curb weight. I think the GVWR for that model year is 11700, but you can double check by looking at the Vehicle Identification plate on the passenger side dash panel (the one that laso has the vin number.


Bob de Kruyff
78 Eleganza
Chandler, AZ
Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108377 is a reply to message #108248] Sun, 12 December 2010 17:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lots of GMCs in FL!!!
ENJOY!!!!!


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Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108380 is a reply to message #108376] Sun, 12 December 2010 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bob de Kruyff wrote on Sun, 12 December 2010 16:30

Mark of Excellence wrote on Sat, 11 December 2010 18:59

Greetings GMCer's,

I am now the proud owner of a 1976 GMC Birchaven and would like permission to join the club!

Does anyone know what the factory curb weight rating is on a 1976 Birchaven rear bath or where such info is located? It is being asked of me by the DMV for registration purposes and I am curious about my cargo limits as well.

The Coachman decal by the driver's seat only lists a GVWR of 10,500 lbs and lists nothing about a curb weight of an upfitted Coachman transmode.


I suspect that is the curb weight. I think the GVWR for that model year is 11700, but you can double check by looking at the Vehicle Identification plate on the passenger side dash panel (the one that laso has the vin number.

OOPS-- I just realized I gave you info for a 26ft coach--the 23 may be different.


Bob de Kruyff
78 Eleganza
Chandler, AZ
Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108406 is a reply to message #108248] Mon, 13 December 2010 05:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The GM Service Parts Identification decal in the glove box reads 10,500 lb as well, but does not say whether that is empty weight or fully loaded max GVWR. Has anyone with a Birchaven ever gone to a scale to confirmed what that 10,500 lb number really reflects?

Benson
76' Birchaven
Florida
Re: [GMCnet] Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108409 is a reply to message #108406] Mon, 13 December 2010 05:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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seems like KenB published a list of coach weights this year after a rally,
Might be fun to extract typical weights for various models

gene



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> The GM Service Parts Identification decal in the glove box reads 10,500 lb
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> GVWR. Has anyone with a Birchaven ever gone to a scale to confirmed what
> that 10,500 lb number really reflects?
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Re: Birchaven Curb Weight [message #108420 is a reply to message #108248] Mon, 13 December 2010 07:42 Go to previous message
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Mark of Excellence wrote on Sat, 11 December 2010 20:59

Greetings GMCer's,

I am now the proud owner of a 1976 GMC Birchaven and would like permission to join the club!

Does anyone know what the factory curb weight rating is on a 1976 Birchaven rear bath or where such info is located? It is being asked of me by the DMV for registration purposes and I am curious about my cargo limits as well.

The Coachman decal by the driver's seat only lists a GVWR of 10,500 lbs and lists nothing about a curb weight of an upfitted Coachman transmode.

Jamison,

Welcome to the Group/Cult/Asylum.

My '73 23' Glacier only weighed 9460 the last time I had it on a scale. You might consult someone knowledgeable about you local laws as many states only care about the GVW and not the actual weight. I suggest you pay the fee (>10$) and get a real weight with full water and fuel and ready to travel, it will be good to know.

If by permission to join the club, you mean GMCnet, well, you are here.
If you mean GMCMI, you now qualify for full membership once you join FMCA. So, join FMCA (www.fmca.com), then join GMCMI (www.gmcmi.com), then join a regional chapter (like east or west) and maybe a local group. Also, sign up on the Black List (a list of GMC helpers started by Roger Black) at <http://www.bdub.net/Black_List/>.

Why should you do all this?
FMCA is the parent that provides GMCMI with insurance protection and lots of other things I don't know all of and it is required for GMCMI membership.
GMCMI gets you access to all kinds of stuff like the roster and the most essential parts interchange book.
The East and West chapters both provide technical support that is awesome in the true sense of the word and well worth the cost.
A local group will provide a social gathering of like minded (or maybe out of minded?) people.
Finally, sign up on the Black List so if GMC traveler needs local support in you area, he can find you. You are not a mechanic, but have been meaning to buy a screwdriver? No matter, maybe all he needs is a friendly voice and a ride to a local parts store.

And Lastly...
I come from the world of watermen and there is a traditional greeting to a new owner or vessel that I think should be carried into the coach world - So I do with a minor paraphrase:

May the Good Lord Bless this coach and all those that set forth within her.

Welcome Jamison

Matt




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