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Old 02-25-2016, 01:46 PM   #1
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Does the empty weight on the trailer placard include propane bottle, how about the propane? Battery?

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Old 02-25-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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Best to go weigh it to be sure !
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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Does the empty weight on the trailer placard include propane bottle, how about the propane? Battery?

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From what I've read from factory reps- it seems to include propane bottles + propane (since they're known/fixed weights) but not a battery (since they can vary so much).
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I believe the dealer adds those, so no it would not.
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That said, when I had to fully empty my camper after owning it for a year - I weighed it. I had a few modifications that I had done but nothing major. There was about a 200 lb. difference between the yellow sticker and the actual weight that I got from the scales.

(On edit: I realize my 4 slide toppers were all dealer-added. They and my battery likely make up the 200 lbs. So I stand by my statement that full propane is included as per factory rep posts.)

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The yellow sticker "as built" weight is when the actual unit left the factory.

It is my understanding that at that point it does not have a battery and the propane bottles are empty.

Dealer installed options (battery and full propane) are considered "user added weight" and counts against your payload.
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Thank I'm going to weigh it but just trying to get a rough estimate of how much I can add safety.
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I agree with Lou. Never believe advertised weights as they are based on a basic unit. Yellow sticker is very accurate of the weight when it leaves the factory. The key here is if the options were factory or dealer installed. All dealer installed options add to the yellow sticker weight. All of the options on my camper will be installed by the factory with the exception of propane and batteries. So, my yellow sticker should be very close to actual before I move into the unit.
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The yellow sticker "as built" weight is when the actual unit left the factory.

It is my understanding that at that point it does not have a battery and the propane bottles are empty.

Dealer installed options (battery and full propane) are considered "user added weight" and counts against your payload.
Yea, that's what I'm afraid of. thanks.
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The yellow sticker "as built" weight is when the actual unit left the factory.
I was surprised to learn that Sabre doesn't weigh their units. All of the options are plugged into a computer and that blats out a yellow sticker.
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