Originally Posted by lovinglife15
I hope that is the info you need.
Yep. And I was able to find some additional online. So here is where you sit:
Uplander will have 250lbs available cargo capacity (that is taking into account the 550 in passengers and 100 for a WDH) minus additional hitch weight added once your TT is loaded and any personal cargo in the van itself.
Trailer will have 847lbs available, however, if you take on water and prime your black tank with say.. 5 gallons, that would drop down to 547lbs. That would need to include everything.. spare tire, jacks, chocks, tools, hoses, cords, personal gear, food, etc.
It adds up VERY quickly. When guesstimating an average load out I generally use 1000lbs for 2 people as a rule of thumb. Meaning it is doable, but you will have to be very careful what you plan on taking.
As a side note: Battery/ies and LP I calculated at 100lbs. Full LP tanks is already calculated in your dry weight from the factory even though it doesn't come with full tanks. I don't know if you're going to be packing a single 12v battery or a couple of 6v's so I split the difference at 100lbs. That gives you a +/- 40lbs depending on which way decide to go.
Bottom line... 1100lbs combined cargo capacity doesn't leave you much wiggle room with a family of 4, but if you are careful you can squeak by. It might get a little white knuckle, but keeping it slow and easy it's doable for the short term.
I would hit the scales to get your actual weights once loaded up before going too far. I would also be looking into a larger tow vehicle in the not too distant future.
If you would like me to post all of the numbers and calculations used just holler.
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