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Old 07-02-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Wildwood vs Wildwood XLite - Cargo capacity

According to the Forest River specs, the "lightweight" 2018 Wildwood XLite 230BHXL has a dry weight of 4,941lbs, with a cargo capacity of 2,753lbs.

The 2018 Wildwood 26TBSS by comparison has a dry weight of 5,828lbs and a cargo capacity of 1,957lbs.

That means the "lightweight" trailer is rated for nearly 800lbs more "cargo" than the "heavy" trailer, while being nearly 900lbs lighter.

How does that add up? Are the XLs basically the same trailer frame with lighter weight (or fewer) "innards"? How is it that both of these units have a GVWR within 90lbs of each other?

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Old 07-03-2017, 07:18 AM   #2
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The GVWR is based on the axle ratings. They have the same axle so the lighter weight trailer has more " left over capacity" to reach the max weight.
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