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Old 08-04-2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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GVWR and cargo capacity

I just picked up a 2016 Wildwood 27DBUD last weekend and am having a heck of a time getting some info from the dealer.

My issue is with the GVWR and how much cargo I can carry. There is a sticker on the outside, that says one thing, and a nameplate sticker on the inside that says something else. Photos are attached. Which one can I go by? One says my GVWR is 7785lbs, and the other says 10945lbs.

I'm also wondering how much weight the bumper can carry. I'd like to add a bumper hitch with a carrying rack to carry a generator, fuel, tote etc.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hard to read the pics but I believe you should go by the yellow sticker. As for the bumper I recommend emailing the manufacturer. You can do that from the contacts page on the website.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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GVWR and cargo capacity

You can add zero lbs to the bumper.
And DEFINITELY not a bike rack.


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Old 08-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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the current standard method of doing the yellow stickers is as follows. Outside by the tire stickers you will find the GVW rating and the CCC or cargo carrying capacity. On the main door jamb or will find the weight of the unit when it left the factory.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:07 PM   #5
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one can be the "dry weight" and one is the GVW when loaded up. I go by the yellow on my TT, however, the site has a dry weight of #6098, but it depends what options the dealer ordered. That can determine the "dry"
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:19 PM   #6
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Your interior spec sheet is wrong. It states that you have C rated tires and the outside sticker states you have D rated tires. What rating tires do you really have? Forest River needs to provide you with a new sticker for inside.

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Old 08-04-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses guys. I will email the manufacturer re a new spec sheet, and the bumper rating. They make bumper hitches and I've seen trailers with utility and bike racks mounted. I will also check what rating the tires are.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses guys. I will email the manufacturer re a new spec sheet, and the bumper rating. They make bumper hitches and I've seen trailers with utility and bike racks mounted. I will also check what rating the tires are.
Squiddy, the yellow sticker is the official GVWR. If it has a weight sticker stating weight it left the factory that may be accurate for an unloaded weight, maybe not.

When someone tells me something can't be done I find a way it can. I have the Curt bracket in your picture on my Roo mounted tube on top. I am confident in the bumper and the attachment used. I have also hauled a full 60qt cooler on this setup as well. This same bracket and rack have now been on 3 different hybrid trailers. I have yet to rip off a bumper, bend a frame, void a warranty, or cause the apocalypse.

You need to be able to, or have someone who is able if you're not, evaluate the connection, welds, main frame rail construction, and thickness/gauge of the bumper tube along with the weight you intend to carry. You may have to add some reinforcement. Some add a full blown receiver hitch A little common sense helps also.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #9
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Double check that you have D rated tires and 5K axles(crawl under the trailer and look). Wouldn't be the first time a yellow sticker is wrong.


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I have a hard time believing you would be able to haul over 4000 lbs of cargo in a 6000 lb trailer. No way that is right.
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