How much weight do you carry?
Posted 12-14-2014 at 10:15 AM by Bill M.
Newer trailers probably gained weight by being wider, having a heavier frame, and maybe being longer for the same nominal length. The also have some nice but heavy cabinet work and probably heavier appliances.
I was actually surprised at how light compared to GVW my 25' trailer is when loaded to go. Hitched and on the road loaded we have 5600 lbs on the trailer axles and 800 lbs added to the truck for a total of 6300 against a GVW of 6800 lbs. I do have the generator, the spare tire, the fishing gear, and the heavy tools in the truck instead of the trailer. If we are headed north we carry the box of the heavy boots and parkas in the truck until we need them.
Most of the weight added is fresh water full and a little water in the holding tanks, 2 full propane tanks, canned goods in the pantry slide out, and canned and bottled drinks under the sofa. I rebuilt the bottom of the drawer there to handle heavy loads. We seem to carry fewer clothes than some Airstreamers.
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