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Old 06-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #21
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OP although the Grey Wolf may be a little heavy there are many other campers out there that fall under your specs:
Such as
Micro Lite Travel Trailer by Forest River
or
Mini Lite Travel Trailer by Forest River
Both are 25 footers with triple bunks under 6k GVWR
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=f1100turbo;399424]Are u seeing the light yet lol

I bet that camper is 8000 lbs ready to camp as u describe.[/QU.




I guess that's why I'm confused yellow sticker says 7200 wouldn't that be ready to tow? Of course adding my pots griddle blankets pillows clothes and a few card games a few movies wouldn't that 7200 sticker weight include battery & propane? I've seen other campers and believe they have about 800 lbs in accessories but I don't pack all that. Trust me if its possible I want that camper but if its that close in numbers where I'm weighing how much in blankets I'll pass.......
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #23
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Christy,

The yellow sticker is "as shipped from the factory" and then there is a "payload" number. Adding the the two together shows the maximum the camper can weight.

The tongue load must fall between 10 and 15% of the "ready to camp" weigh.

Here is my yellow sticker AS AN EXAMPLE:

The "Unladen Vehicle Weight" is 7219 and the maximum payload is 1950 pounds.

The maximum the camper is allowed to weigh is 9169 pounds. If it was a travel trailer (it is actually a 5th wheel) and the camper loaded for camping (say 1000 pounds of your stuff - and with 5 kids you will be at least that); the towing weight is 8200 pounds. That means with a properly balanced (12% of camper weight) load your tongue weight would be 984 pounds.

That is how you find out how big a camper you should be looking for.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #24
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As I said the 6683 dry number is worthless.
That is the number when the camper leaves the factory.

Once it gets to the dealer these are add ons in Most cases.

Battery 60-80 lbs
Propane tanks full of propane 60-90 lbs
Awning?
Microwave?
Spare tire and holder 100+ LBS
Stabilizer jacks 60 -80 LBS


SO BY MY calculations that's teetering on 7000 lbs delivered to you.

Now add your stuff albeit minimal in your words.

User average added items is 1000 lbs.
Now lets cut in half cause you load light.
500 lbs

Now your at 7500

Add hitch and sway bars

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #25
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I looked up the trailer, it has a GVWR 7722 which is 22lbs over max. Just weigh yourself and stay under 7700. I did not see what year Tahoe you have but the 2013 has a little over 1600lbs payload. Having a 900lb tongue weight, you will have 700lbs left in payload. You should be "OK" if all the numbers match and you stay within the max. You will need a good sway control hitch for that wheel base. It won't be the most fun towing experience but it looks like it may be doable.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=steeleshark2;399590]I looked up the trailer, it has a GVWR 7722 which is 22lbs over max. Just weigh yourself and stay under 7700. I did not see what year Tahoe you have but the 2013 has a little over 1600lbs payload. Having a 900lb tongue weight, you will have 700lbs left in payload. You should be "OK" if all the numbers match and you stay within the max. You will need a good sway control hitch for that wheel base. It won't be the most fun towing experience but it looks like it may be doable.
2007 Tahoe side door says 7700 max .
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:20 PM   #27
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I looked up the trailer, it has a GVWR 7722 which is 22lbs over max. Just weigh yourself and stay under 7700. I did not see what year Tahoe you have but the 2013 has a little over 1600lbs payload. Having a 900lb tongue weight, you will have 700lbs left in payload. You should be "OK" if all the numbers match and you stay within the max. You will need a good sway control hitch for that wheel base. It won't be the most fun towing experience but it looks like it may be doable.
2007 Tahoe side door says 7700 max .


Looked up 2007 Chevy it says 1835 max payload. Is that what I'm looking for?
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #28
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Looked up 2007 Chevy it says 1835 max payload. Is that what I'm looking for?
Just did a quick search and came up with 1835 for the max payload and 7500 for the max tow (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe engine)

Edit: 116" wheelbase! Make sure you have some good tires on your Tahoe!
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Look on your door jamb or door
Yep, you're looking for one of the first two photos that I posted. Not sure what yours will look like, but they should tell you "occupants and cargo cannot exceed X pounds". That number is your payload from the factory for your exact vehicle.
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