Originally Posted by SknirB
So the GVWR of the trailer is 6000#. But the yellow sticker says 5877# Dry weight. Isnt the dry weight the GVWR? And it says do not exceed 81# of cargo....but a tank of water = 300#. is that not considered cargo? I think for my family of 5 our food probably weighs more than 81#s lol. So what is the deal here? Thinkin im way way way over weight here and now im wondering if my 800-1200# WD hitch is enough...or am i not understanding how this all works.
Thanks for all the info folks....feeling foolish taking this camper out without understanding how everything works - nice to have a place to come to and ask questions
first, what model do you have? i can't find the 300BHDS you mention in the first post, on Coachmen's website.
since you don't mention the year, i'm assuming it's new.
Triguy mentioned a 310BHDS, which is the only one on the website that is close to the model number you posted.
that trailer has a GVWR of 9900lbs. and a fictional "dry" weight of 6890lbs., which doesn't jive with your numbers.
and NO, dry weight is not the GVWR.
first, factory dry weight is the weight of the stripped-down version of the trailer.
then you have to add the weight of all the typical "options that all trailers have, such as: oven, microwave, awning, spare tire, a/c and so on.
that weight delivered to the dealer is the UVW, which doesn't include battery, water, propane or cargo. this should be the weight on the yellow sticker, which isn't readable in your picture.
the GVWR is the maximum the trailer can weigh period.
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