Originally posted by darkStar
Thanks! I guess my question is, isn't this trailer way over 7300 lbs. wet?
how much depends on how much 'wet' you load it with.
for example, according to the specs, my 34' has a 'dry' weight of around 7100lbs give or take. it's GVWR is 8900lbs. Even calculating the weight of the full propane tanks, and the 6gals of water in the water heater, If I only carry 15 gals of water in the fresh tank on the road, and do the majority of canned goods/liquids shopping locally and carry only that amount of clothing/bedding, etc that I need for the length of time we'll be gone, even with the pots & pans, dishes, etc. I'd be at or under 8000 lbs loaded. 900lbs is a lot of 'dry goods', and that allows nearly 900lbs for margin of error... My 34' has a 45 gallon fresh water tank, a 35 gallon gray water and 30 gallon black water tank. Just having the waste tanks full would add another 520lbs alone, or the 45 gallon fresh tank is 360lbs and with all three full (I can't imagine that anyone would want to do it, but...) would be 880lbs. With that said, some vintage units with the water tank in the front depend on the water weight for the proper tongue weight balance. Anyway...
So, your gallon of milk weighs 8lbs, your king size can of green beens weighs a pound or two... etc. etc. You can control your rolling weight pretty easily by controlling the amount of fluids you carry in the trailer when you're actually on the road.
I've also noticed from the specifications charts on the new trailers that they're a little heavier than the specs for mine. The new 34' Classic has a dry curb weight 970lbs heavier than my '94!
BTW, the according to the specs, the '94 30' Limited and Excella both have a dry curb weight of 6350 with a GVWR of 8300, so that vintage may fit your weight requirements if you can find your floorplan.