Originally Posted by CWSWine
Here is what Forest River calls UVW (Dry Weight) I quote from the website.
UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* – is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment."
That is what the salesman told me as well. The "dry" weight of the camper is 6995, which, according to all this means as I have it set up, it picked up 905lbs somewhere. 37 gallons of water is about 310lbs. Hard to believe the hitch, three anti-gravity lawn chairs, another folding chair, a table, "dishes and whatnot" add up to 600lbs, but ultimately, I guess it doesn't matter. "It is what it is."
It doesn't handle bad, but I don't have much to compare it to, and it does seem to make sense to move some of that weight from the back axle to the front axle if possible.
Need to do the reweigh when I can. Likely be a couple of months.