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Old 05-11-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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2015 Ultra Lite 2607 Cargo Capacity

Does anyone know why there is a large discrepancy between the cargo capacity shown in the 2014/2015 Rockwood Ultra Lite brochure and the actual placard cargo capacity? The brochure says 1517 lbs. but I saw one 2014 unit placarded at 998 lbs. and one 2015 unit placarded at 792 lbs. Both units had unloaded weights within 160 lbs. of the brochure base weight and GVWR of 6920 lbs.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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Lots of luck figuring that out. I suspect that the exact equipment installed including options effects the actual capacity. I would trust the placard on the trailers not the brochures.

Be interesting to know what axles are on it.
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I would have guessed the same as cadman that the difference is in options but that would be reflected in the unloaded vehicle weight being significantly higher than the advertised dry weight.

Usually the camper's GVWR is calculated by taking the carrying capacity of the axles and then adding 15-20% in weight that would be carried by the pin.

Maybe these units have lighter axle weights?
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I don't think his is a 5th wheel so tongue weight should probably less than the 15-20% for 5th wheels.

The only real way to know is weigh it yourself.
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Double up on the weigh it yourself. And, hand repack those bearing annually
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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I don't think his is a 5th wheel so tongue weight should probably less than the 15-20% for 5th wheels.



The only real way to know is weigh it yourself.

Wasn't even thinking TT, but the idea is the same. The GVWR seems to be calculated by taking the axle weights and adding the 10-15% for tongue weight.

I don't think the original poster has a camper yet- sounded like they're shopping and were seeing big discrepancies.

I think if it were me, I'd try to contact someone at the manufacturer (remembering FRF isn't affiliated with FR at all).
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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Yes, the OP is correct. The brochures state 1517lbs, yet when the unit came in the yellow placard states I have 968lbs cargo capacity, and it came with 4K axles also. Needless to say we have gone through our stuff and have began to pay close attention if an item is critical or just fluff. I will be hitting CAT scales this coming weekend and keep everyone posted. I still say the second AC unit was worth it!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the very helpful replies. It looks like the axles must be rated 3000# but I am checking on this as well as the possibility of axle upgrade. 2 axles @ 3000# + 920# brochure hitch weight = 6920# placard GVWR. It appears that the 1517# brochure cargo capacity is just grossly overstated. I will hit the CAT scales when we get the TT as suggested.
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