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Old 11-11-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
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E-Pro Geo Pro Carry Capacity Confusion?

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I am looking at the E-Pro/Geo Pro 19FD, and am trying to understand the carrying capacity on these units. I have attached a photo from an E-Pro 19FD, and it lists two different carrying capacities, but the difference isnít just the fresh water since the math doesnít work. If your fresh water tank is full, do these campers really only have ~500 lbs of cargo capacity?
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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The 264kb (582lbs) on the yellow sticker accounts for 165lbs of water in the fresh water tank and 50lbs of water in the hot water heater. Add all of those together and you get something close to the full 798lbs total cargo.

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:08 PM   #3
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See my note on the lower left of your sticker....
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:24 AM   #4
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The 264kb (582lbs) on the yellow sticker accounts for 165lbs of water in the fresh water tank and 50lbs of water in the hot water heater. Add all of those together and you get something close to the full 798lbs total cargo.

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But the sticker says a full tank of freshwater, which would be 31+6 = 37 gallons, or 308 pounds, hence my confusion.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #5
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"If your fresh water tank is full, do these campers really only have ~500 lbs of cargo capacity?"

I would NOT be surprised if that were the case. MANY "smaller" RVs (Class-B, standard Class-C and trailers) have woefully limited carrying capacity. You're smart to be CAREFULLY running the numbers!

Because of these very limited capacities, many people choose to NOT carry water. What if, when you arrive, there's an unexpected problem and, water is unavailable? RV tanks generally do NOT have baffles which limit the shifting of water. Carrying half a tank may affect the handling of an RV in adverse ways.

One reason I bought a Super-C Class RV is that, unless I start an anvil collection, it would be difficult to overload my rig even when I choose to travel with the 110 gallon fresh water tank full. I have had my RV "Smart Weighed" at a rally so, I KNOW that I'm NOT overloaded in any parameter. If you haven't "Smart Weighed" your rig, you would be wise to do so. The cost is reasonable and, once properly weighed, you're good to go unless you make SUBSTANTIAL changes to your rig.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:25 PM   #6
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TNCamping, many of these smaller trailers are marketed to the minivan/CUV community that have max towing capacities between 3500-3800lbs.
So something has to be sacrificed to shrink the GVWR rating, so cargo capacities are the first to go.
But RV manufacturers don't point this out to the consumer because most consumers know nothing about payload capacities and towing capacities. Most of these consumers only want a bunch of amenities, in a smaller package.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:06 PM   #7
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Water weight

Water weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon. Don't know where these other numbers originate. I'd you have a 40 gallon tank full, you are carrying 332 pounds.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:37 AM   #8
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Sounds like it only has a 20 gal fresh water tank instead of the 30 gal listed on the website.
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the top label is for the AXLE/Tire ratings, not the RV...

and

the bottom label is for the RV's CHASSIS rating, which is always going to be LESS than what the Axles/Tires can handle, whether a trailer or a motorhome...

having 500lbs of capacity is pretty common for trailers since you/people are not 'riding' in them down the road, as the rating is referring to 'while traveling'.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:16 PM   #10
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Don't forget the tongue weight NOT on the TT axle!
I've discovered that my GTWR (empty weight plus cargo carry rating) is noticeably higher than my axle capacity rating. The GTWR assumes you have that overage on the tongue, making it part of your TV cargo capacity.
I am a strong apostle if the "get thee to a CAT scale", or equivalent, discipline
After my CAT scale experience, my TT went on a weight loss program and I never tow with water in the tanks, at least for now.
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