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Old 02-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #11
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dustman_stx, the OP has a Nisan Frontier and is asking about a TT with a "base weight" of under 4000# so it probably won't have a CCC of more than 2000#. I've never seen a unit with a CCC of 3000# but then I've never seriously looked at anything but lightweights under 30'. I recommend using the GVWR for a small lightweight camper because you'll get close when you're fully loaded for camping and have weight in your tanks.

Turbs, all I know is that the weight on the yellow sticker on a base model (no optional equipment) is always significantly more than the "base/dry unit weight" listed in the brochure. If they account for the "standard options" in the brochure weight then the yellow sticker shouldn't be 500-600# more than that, but it frequently is on a lightweight like the OP has. That's my experience. I'm obviously guessing here but what else could add that much over the brochure weight on a unit that isn't loaded up with options?
Good point about such a light weight unit. Typically something that light will have at MOST 1K CCC. This brings up another good point- make sure the camper has enough CCC for you to carry what you need. I've seen lightweight campers like this with less than 500lbs CCC before. That goes away quickly when you start loading up to camp. I never carry water, either- that eats up a significant portion of CCC in some lightweight campers like you point out.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:07 PM   #12
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A brochure that is for the current model year and camper is a year old? Or a camper that's current model year and brochure is one or two models older?
Seen that deal happen once! Lol
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:28 PM   #13
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Base weight is the unloaded vehicle weight of your trailer. If you take the GWVR (gross vehicle weight) minus the base weight minus the weight of water, etc. you get the CCC (cargo carrying capacity) of the trailer. The CCC is how much extra weight you can add to the trailer. The tongue weight is a measure of the downward force your trailer will put on your trailer hitch. One is a measure of horizontal force (base weight) and the other is a measure of vertical force. Look to your tow vehicle manual to see what is the maximum you can tow.
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Brochures are pretty poor on telling you what year models they're for. Went to an RV show last month. Got 2 brochures for the same company/models. No year provided on the brochures, except in very very tiny print on the back cover. One was 2013 and one was 2014. So they weren't even giving out brochures for the most recent (2015) models.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:08 PM   #15
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Brochures are pretty poor on telling you what year models they're for. Went to an RV show last month. Got 2 brochures for the same company/models. No year provided on the brochures, except in very very tiny print on the back cover. One was 2013 and one was 2014. So they weren't even giving out brochures for the most recent (2015) models.
That's my point.
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