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Old 07-29-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Wildwood 27BHSS dry weight question

Hi all,

Purchased a Wildwood 27BHSS this spring and have been enjoying the summer with it... This is our first trailer so have been learning as I go. I'd like to understand what influences the base trailer weight. The dry weight on our trailer is 7000lbs. The brochure indicates 6000lbs. Most other trailers around that size seem to weigh less. Why would this trailer be above average in weight?

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Finally found it on Forrest River site, gives unloaded weight of 6403 pounds. This is before propane, over 150 pounds for tanks and fuel, awning, television, spare tire, and some other stuff. That would get you anywhere from 400 to 600 pounds over published dry weight. There should be a label on the inside of one of the cabinet doors with a more accurate weight. As to why it's heavier than similar trailers, better construction, better/heavier materials.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:40 AM   #3
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Casey,

That is strange since our 27bhss is completely the opposite, is 300lbs less than what they show on their website (according to the sticker on the trailer).

I noticed yours is a 2010 model where mine is a 2011. I don't know how much of a difference on the design. I don'e think is much other than materials which they could have used lighter stuff.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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I have the Salem 26TBSS and inside the cabinet over the sink there is a decal from the factory with the GVWR, UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight), weight of water for the storage tank, etc. My UVW is 5880# for my 26tbss and the GVWR is something like 7840# (I think.)

I'd look in that area and see what the factory weight was at time of shipment (the UVW number.)

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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MikeD,

ours is no longer on the cabinets as they used to do.
now they put a yellow sticker right before they ship it with the dry weight on it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:01 PM   #6
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from what i know, FR has the fictional "dry" weights on their website and their brochures.
the UVW, which FR says is the weight when it leaves the factory(including the weight of options)is listed on the cabinet sticker. it states that the UVW does not include weight of propane, water, cargo or dealer-added items.

that's how it is on my '07 Roo.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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Our UVW is 7030lbs and GVWR is 11000 something.

Does that seem heavy for a 27 to anyone else?

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:22 PM   #8
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Not really, It's probably in the high average but not out of the ordinary. Our 2007 27 was 7400lbs and 9400lbs respectively.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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Hi All,
We just purchased a used 2005 Work and Play Toy Hauler and the UVW is 4,995 / GVWR is 10,990. We are having a difficult time finding the tongue weight. We purchased a weight distributing hitch for 800 lb tongue weight but are getting concerned that this will be enough. Does anybody know how to find out what the tongue weight is? We cannot find it on the trailer or in the manual. Any help woud be appreciated.
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