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Old 11-02-2017, 10:40 AM
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I just went to service a fire system at the local county dump and on my way out I rolled over the scales just for fun. They said my van weighs 6920 pounds! That’s with an eighth-tank of gas!

I know I read somewhere that these things weigh 5300 pounds curb weight (or whatever the verbiage was). I do have three sets of metal bins in here and some product from my job… But in my opinion this just doesn’t add up…
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Completely empty except for me my 4.6 E250 weighs 5500lbs. It is a bare bones commercial van with no interior of any kind except for a plywood floor in the rear. Weight adds up quickly so maybe you have more stuff in there than you think.
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You must have had a pocket full of change! It does add up fast. My title weight for a 94 conversion van is 5400lbs and that probably light.
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How much does the v10 engine weigh? My '88 e250 IDI weighs a little over 6200 with just me and a tank of fuel
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How much does the v10 engine weigh?
Not as much as a diesel so there you go.. he's probably got 1000-1200lbs of junk in there or..... somethings not right about that scale he used.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:07 AM
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My 02 350 extended body Quigley (5.4)weighs 7200 lbs with me (190) and 1/4 tank of fuel.
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Not as much as a diesel so there you go.. he's probably got 1000-1200lbs of junk in there or..... somethings not right about that scale he used.
I’ve been thinking about my junk level this whole time... definitely plays a part, but man 1000lbs..?
it does have power windows and locks and auxiliary battery (stock), sliding side door, and a few hundred pounds of “stuff” but...
and I know the cargo shelves/ bins are probably 80lbs each (x3)

i used to load this thing down with dozens of fire extinguishers (averaging 12-13lbs each) and 2-3 boxes of small lead batteries (35lbs per box) and tools and even more lightweight parts.

Thats what gets me- I used to load up this van full of product and drive 1,000+ miles a week. Since I got promoted; I unloaded the van “as much as possible” of the heavier stuff, and now I find out it’s at 75% of its cargo weight limit.
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Are those aluminum bins/shelves? If so then your truck is pretty much empty so that just leaves the scale as suspect because no way your truck weighs more than a diesel.
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Are those aluminum bins/shelves? If so then your truck is pretty much empty so that just leaves the scale as suspect because no way your truck weighs more than a diesel.
no, they are Ford “quietflex” or something like that. Metal frames and reinforced plastic shelves/drawers
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my club wagon with full passenger interior and 3 of the 4 rear bench seats installed and no extra junk installed or laying around, and full fuel tank, no driver.

6340lbs, front axle 3180lbs, rear axle 3160lbs note: the 20lbs difference in my weight balance....not bad very close to 50%/50%

full fuel tank, no driver, no bench seats only front captains seats comes in at

6100lbs, front axle 3140lbs, rear axle 2960lbs

weights are taken on a cat scale at a local truck stop. https://catscale.com/
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If the scale is located at a county dump I would say that it's going to be accurate.
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I believe mine was 8000 pounds, its a 15 passenger with one rear bench over the axle, wheelchair lift and me in it, oh and my subwoofer in the rear, but that is not 1000 pounds of stuff.
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Took my '94 Conversion Van to the scales today and received a surprise. 6540lbs. That includes an aluminum Ricon chairlift, Ricon 6-way driver's seat, jack knife style bench seat-sofa, tool box and small (3gal) air compressor and me. That's 26lbs per Horse Power! I think I'll add some "speed lines" to the photo of my van out of kindness.
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Took my '94 Conversion Van to the scales today and received a surprise. 6540lbs. That includes an aluminum Ricon chairlift, Ricon 6-way driver's seat, jack knife style bench seat-sofa, tool box and small (3gal) air compressor and me. That's 26lbs per Horse Power! I think I'll add some "speed lines" to the photo of my van out of kindness.
Plywood on the floor did it. LoL
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5940lbs for an empty 2002 E350 extended cargo with 6.8. 3140/2800 split, with a full tank.
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