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Originally Posted by Kersley
overlander- do you know how accurate the brochures are for the weights? i'm also looking at one of the rear door argosy trailers (24') and when I called and asked the weight the guy said around 7,000 lbs. The brochure that you have posted shows a weight of 3,750 lbs.
The weights in the brochures are empty/dry weights and do not reflect the weight of options, accessories, water, LP gas, nor personal possessions. My experience has been that the empty weight is usually a bit higher than the base coach's empty weight - - on my Overlander there is a 250 pound difference and on my Minuet there is a 175 pound difference.
The weights that you were given are even a little heavy for GVWR of the current trailers. My guess is that you were getting very rough estimates from someone who was not terribly familiar with the Argosy coaches.
Argosy saved weight in its coaches a number of ways the interior cabinety and partitions are light weight laminates, and the level of standard equipment is lower than the Airstream. In the Minuet series (1977 through 1979) weight was reduced through narrowing the coach 7' wide rather than the 7' 8" of the standard Argosy coaches, and constructing interior bulkheads and cabinet using vinyl-clad aluminum. There were a few Minuets in both 6.0 Metre and 6.7 Metre that were produced with composite aluminum floors that further reduced the weight of the coaches.
Good luck with your search!