Originally Posted by AquaMan
This is true, but where does it stop? 7k axles, 6700 dry weight, 2200 pin weight= 16200 GVWR and 9500 CCC. It's not about maxing out the camper but getting the camper that will comfortably hold what you want to haul. The GVWR is the MAX that a trailer is rated for, if you are close to maxing out all the time, look at the next bigger model.
it's stops with a safety margin of lets say 20% . I went with the larger unit the 29hsf cargo capacity changed 3 times before i picked up my unit which i had all ready paid for it was at 3000 lbs at first . it finally was confirmed by me when i got the unit in my hands cargo was 2653 . this is a toy hauler so 1000 lbs is eaten up right away with one bike . The 2653 is fine but expect to be able to fully utilize that capacity with no fear of causing problems and not to be at max if i choose to do so . head to the back country dry camping eat up 450 lbs in water . add gas to the fuel station 160 ,propane another 40 , batteries 120, generator 140 , leaving just over 600 for food ,clothes , gear , etc . it's cutting it close every time .
The answer is not bigger unit as the 2653 is adequate but do not feel the axles should be maxed out with loading the full 2653 . since i actually weighed every item i put in the unit , from dish towels , clothes , fishing gear , i know where i am and am very carefull not to go over my ccc . but it would be nice to know i,m not maxing out my unit when i stay in specs .
That's why soon it will sport 5200 lbs axles and i will still stick with the 2653 and know i'm now safer for it ,
Same reason i changed tires from the d rated to the E rated now i have that margin of safety with tire load . next thing is axles
common sense to have that margin . at least the factory saved $50 bucks