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Old 04-29-2014, 05:21 PM   #41
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What most dealers decide to ignore and tell everyone...half ton towable...and giving the DRY weight as actual weight
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I'm sure when they calculate that they are taking the most capable half ton they can find, (which will be in a 2wd regular cab format which nobody has these days), nothing in the truck but the driver, and the dry weight of the camper. These are NOT real world figures
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:26 PM   #42
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I notice the dry weight comments but is yellow sticker dry weight a good number to go off of? If not, what sticker am I supposed to look at for weights (aside from going to a scale once I get it)?
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:31 PM   #43
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I would calculate everything off the GVWR of the trailer and not the dry weight. (GVWR=dry weight +payload). Dry weights are usually off
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I would calculate everything off the GVWR of the trailer and not the dry weight. (GVWR=dry weight +payload). Dry weights are usually off
Ok thanks.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #45
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I notice the dry weight comments but is yellow sticker dry weight a good number to go off of? If not, what sticker am I supposed to look at for weights (aside from going to a scale once I get it)?
most people won't even pull their trailers dry even once, since it will most likely have propane and batteries when they get it. It gets heavier day by day after that until you finally get everything you need in there, if that ever really happens
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #46
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Thanks everyone. The RV dealer is going to email me the GVWR of the Roo 19 & Roo231kss they have on the lot. I'll post back when I get them.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #47
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Dealer came back with the following:

Roo 19 dry 3635, gross 4779
231kss 5207 dry, 6536 gross.

I think I'd be fine with either of these trailers. Maybe I should start a new thread with these numbers?
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:10 PM   #48
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Dealer came back with the following:

Roo 19 dry 3635, gross 4779
231kss 5207 dry, 6536 gross.

I think I'd be fine with either of these trailers. Maybe I should start a new thread with these numbers?
The 6536 pound camper should have approximately 850 pound tongue weight when fully loaded (13% tongue). Not much payload left for your peeps...

The Roo (at 4779) would have a 620 pound tongue at 13%. Plenty left for peeps and gear.
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The 6536 pound camper should have approximately 850 pound tongue weight when fully loaded (13% tongue). Not much payload left for your peeps...

The Roo (at 4779) would have a 620 pound tongue at 13%. Plenty left for peeps and gear.
Yea that's not a whole lot left for cargo in the truck. *Assuming* the trailer's fully loaded correct?
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Yea that's not a whole lot left for cargo in the truck. *Assuming* the trailer's fully loaded correct?

That is correct. Weight adds up quickly, don't under estimate.
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