Originally Posted by Undercover Poe
Uh oh! My sticker indicates 3650. That's more than I thought. The seller showed me the manual and when I followed the model number over it's said 3380,he told me assume 3500 lbs. Both are incorrect. I never knew the sticker was there till today. So GCVW=8000lbs minus 3700 gives me 4300 for my explorer. I think the explorer weights 4500. I'm already 200 lbs over. I'll be 1000lbs over with people and another couple hundred with gear. I think I chewed up my factor of safety and then some. I'm going shopping for a diesel pickup so I don't have to deal with being at capacity
Yep, that's what I was afraid of. Yours is near the size of mine and its empty UVW was over 4400lbs.
It was 400lbs over the brochure/website "dry" weight.
NEVER believe brochure/website weights. They are based on a stripped down version of the trailer and are fictional. NO trailer weighs its brochure/website dry weight when it leaves the factory.
That's why most of us were concerned. That's why we ignore "dry" weights ad ask for factory sticker weights.
Older trailers like yours and mine, have white weight stickers, inside the trailer.
Newer ones have yellow weight stickers, outside the trailer.
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