Originally Posted by Spidey
We have the Backpack on our 2012 26bhxlt and the sticker says it's rated for 250lbs. It looks exactly the same as the OP's. My guess is that the different weight rating is less about how much it can hold and more about the shorter the trailer, the more difficult increased weight on the backpack will make handling.
On a related note, I'm thinking of building a box and putting our 150lb generator on the backpack. Pros and Cons for this? I think it should weigh under 200lb full of gas.
Correction: I just double checked and the backpack is only rated at 200 lbs. Sorry for any confusion - there was a nick on the label that made it difficult to read at first glance. I'm still contemplating mounting a generator on the back but be within the 200lb rating. Surely Forest River factored this in when they created the Backpack Edition. I may call a factory rep. just to make sure. Being that the freshwater tank and pass through storage is at the very front, I think this will go a long way to mitigate tongue weight being less with extra weight on the back.