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Old 09-14-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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Yellow sticker missing info...

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Went to our local RV show this weekend and while helping a friend look for something that he might be able to tow I noticed something different...the yellow sticker typically found street side towards the front of the units on some trailers were missing the dry weight of the RV's. Same for the yellow sticker typically found on the doors. It listed cargo carrying capacity but nothing else. Am I loosing my mind or is this something new?


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Old 09-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #2
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Not aware of a change, but in reality the CCC is much more informative than dry weight. Assuming you could also get the GVWR from literature and GVWR was on the sticker.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:23 PM   #3
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Is then the yellow sticker the same as the published info? My sticker and sales brochure differ by nearly 400lbs


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Sticker would be final answer as in theory it is fufilling the legal requirements.
If sales literature was different than what the product said I would consider than almost "Bait & Switch"
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Not aware of a change either but some will disagree but..... All dry weight does is give you a false sense of what you can tow....... Why do I want to know if I can tow an empty trailer with no propane, battery, gear etc????? I want to know if I can pull the trailer loaded ......... which WILL be much closer to gross weight.

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Old 09-14-2015, 06:34 PM   #6
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In most cases the brochure shows dry weight with no options just the basic trailer. The yellow sticker is actual empty weight with options..... In my case yellow sticker is 9600 lbs brochure is 9200 lbs give or take a few.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:59 PM   #7
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Sticker would be final answer as in theory it is fufilling the legal requirements.
If sales literature was different than what the product said I would consider than almost "Bait & Switch"
I don't think you ever get those to match up. The literature weight is average of base configuration and the weight on the yellow sticker is the scale weight of that RV with all the options installed minus some basic items. Same way with cargo capacity of trucks - It would hard to find literature/website cargo capacity weight to match your yellow sticker on your truck - found that out the hard way.
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The sticker on the door of my 2015 Rockwood 2604WS shows dry weight and cargo capacity. I take the sum of these to get GVWR.

I also found out the hard way about cargo capacity. I bought a 2015 Tundra based on the dealer's words that it had a 1525lb payload capacity, just barely enough for my trailer including load and truck occupants. When I weighed the truck and subtracted from GVWR, I found it only had a ~1300lb payload. The dealer had told me the number in the sales literature. The number I had asked for was for my specific truck. My tow vehicle now is a 2015 F-150 and has a 1723lb payload.
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Agree with all others above....however trying to find out what a unit weighs upon first inspection at a rv show this info is helpful. Only giving the cargo capacity doesn't help much to quickly dismiss units that are too heavy. Perhaps it's by design so that you need to engage a sales person. Possibly huge conspiracy!!! Now that I am thinking about it i should have snapped a photo.


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Just so I am correct....I understood that the yellow sticker is what the unit as it weighs (less propane and possibly battery) as it leaves the factory. Essentially the actual weight. The published dry weight typical doesn't include any option like various bunk configurations, AC even mandatory options. Am I wrong about the yellow sticker?


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