Originally Posted by Allen
You may be somewhat off on the 4000 lbs with propane and battery -- the factory lists this trailer dry wt as 3350 lbs - that would make it probably no more than 3500 lbs with battery and propane (5 gal. bottles).
Forest River's website/brochure lists the "dry" weight as 3394lbs.
what you seem to not know is that manufacturers don't include the weights of "options", in the dry weight. these include oven, spare tire/cover, awning, oven, microwave, a/c and so on. that's why "dry" weights are pretty useless.
my Roo weighed 400lbs. over its dry weight, with basic "options", from the factory.
so if your 2109s has any of these items, the dry weight doesn't include the weight of these.
a battery can weigh 40lbs.
so, i was using 4000lbs. as a round number. it may be a little under that. 3400lbs. plus about 400lbs. for the options, make it 3800lbs.
now the battery's weight and the weight of two tanks of propane will add about 80lbs.
so, now we're near 3900lbs. that's why i said about 4000lbs.
that' not counting a full tank of fresh water. 36 gallons at 8.34 is about another 300lbs.
so, before you load the cargo, the trailer will be around 4200lbs.
it might have a little less than 400lbs. weight for the options, depending on what came with it.
but i've seen the 400lbs. extra as a pretty standard amount for trailers our size.