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Old 06-23-2016, 03:43 PM   #1
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What is the real weight of my trailer?

Hello all. This is my first post here as I have just bought my first travel trailer. It is a:

Year: 2001
Model: Flagstaff 21FB Super Lite.

I have been trying to find out what the actual weight of this trailer is with the factory appliances and nothing else. From what I have gathered I have seen three different weights.

1. The actual title to the trailer says 2000 pounds.
2. The NADA site says 2700 pounds.
3. When cleaning the trailer out, I found a sales flyer from the dealer of the exact trailer that said dry weight of 3000 pounds.

Why is there a different weight everywhere I look? I am admittedly a newbie to this so trying to learn as much as I can. Is there not just a standard weight for this make and model listed somewhere?

I know that is not all I need to be concerned about when it comes to towing, I have been reading a lot about towing and towing weights, gvw, gvwr, gcvwr, etc. I just want to know what the base weight of this trailer is to give me a starting point.

I just want the weight of the trailer as it sits right now with nothing in it but the factory appliances. No water nothing extra.

This is just my first question of many more to come I'm sure. Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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The ONLY way to know for sure is have it weighed.
Many truck stops have scales.
Out local landscape place has scales and are happy to weigh your trailer during non-busy times.

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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Only one way to find out: take it to a Cat scale.
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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Go to a CAT Scale and get your guessing involved.
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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There should be a sticker/metal plate somewhere. It may be on the outside up front on the road side of the unit. Or there should be a sticker/sheet in one of the cabinets/closets inside the unit. This will give you the weight as it left the factory with nothing else added.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:06 PM   #6
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I had a 2014 2104S. The Flagstaff counterpart was 21FBRS. It appears to be similar to yours (minus slideout which adds a few hundred pounds more ). It weighed 3900 lbs from the factory. The trailer I had before that was a 2280BH which came in at about 2000 lbs. loaded. From what I know about the three trailers, I can say with a fair degree of certainty that you're in the 3000 - 3500 lbs range dry. The 2700 lb sounds about right for a generic dry weight and that 3000 lbs could very well be as equipped when it left the factory (with AC, etc.). One thing for's not 2000 lbs.

As stated, only one way to know for sure, but that should get you close enough for some estimates.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #7
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You should find a white factory weight sticker on the inside of a cabinet door.
It will list the trailer's weight when it left the factory. It's known as the factory UVW.
It doesn't include battery weight or propane gas weight.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:49 AM   #8
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I agree on finding a white sticker that might say what it is.

But really, weighing is quick and easy:

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They differ in weights because of the different options provided with that said like others have said take it to a scale that way you know for sure. Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered

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