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Old 09-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #21
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I was fortunate the 2nd time around. The dealership wanted ALL the info on my truck, before selling me the camper.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:28 PM   #22
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You don't know how many times my wife will walk away when I ask the dealer the GVWR of a unit and they give me the lite weight as I am looking at the speck sheet.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:11 AM   #23
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they bring everybody including the janitor to these shows. It can be interesting when they try to answer instead of calling for help.

I did have one tell me last weekend that to figure the weight of the trailer I had to add 10% because of hitch weight. therefore a 4500# trailer actually weighed 4950#.

Wait. What?

I would have liked to follow up on that one but DW grabbed my arm in a rather disabling 'come along' and led me away.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:25 AM   #24
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Said the guy in the blue fuzzy monster mask!

Sorry. Couldn't resist. I know, I'm weak

In all serious you are spot on IMO!
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:28 AM   #25
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they bring everybody including the janitor to these shows. It can be interesting when they try to answer instead of calling for help.

I did have one tell me last weekend that to figure the weight of the trailer I had to add 10% because of hitch weight. therefore a 4500# trailer actually weighed 4950#.

Wait. What?

I would have liked to follow up on that one but DW grabbed my arm in a rather disabling 'come along' and led me away.
Maybe I'm not following you, but if you're scaling a hitched trailer you would add the axle weight plus the tongue weight to get the total trailer weight. So he is correct.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:31 AM   #26
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It was the unloaded vehicle weight.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:43 AM   #27
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Looked at a Cedar Creek at a GS rally where a dealer had several RVs. Asked the pin weight and was told any truck will pull it but an suv would not work. Was not sure why the sub comment on a 5er. Told him my brother just bought a new F150. Was told it would be fine with airbags. My wife heard the end of this and pulled me away to see something ~~ saved him as I was pulling out my phone to look up the pw.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:48 AM   #28
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A little off topic, but chiming in about RV salesmen...when we were filling out the paperwork on our new FR Class C, I firmly stated that it must be contingent on the thing fitting on our driveway without overhanging onto the sidewalk. I had it written in the contract with the sales manager initialing. Then he says to me, if it doesn't fit, just have your house eave cut back to make it fit. I just stared with my jaw dropped. Uh NO! They sent a guy with one just like ours to try it on the driveway. Yes, it fit to the inch. I gave the verbal OK, and he called them right there.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:22 AM   #29
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We ran into both types of sales people when we were looking for a trailer. At the time we were using a 2001 Explorer for our tow vehicle. We had some folks that were more than willing to sell us a trailer over its capacity and others that were up front about trailer sizes we should be looking at. One even took some time to teach us some rules of thumb to use while browsing and find potential candidates (He was the exception to most folks we ran across and was at a Camping World believe it or not). In the end it came down to us picking out a couple of models we were interested in an running the numbers ourselves to see if they would work with our TV.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:20 AM   #30
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When I bought our new camper, the saleslady kept telling me the correct weight to use was the UVW on the sticker. No. Thats unloaded weight. That doesn't include the fridge, AC, propane tanks, and a lot of other stuff.
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