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Old 01-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Please help me on cargo weights

Iíve been looking at a 2608ws.

I was shocked when I looked at the cargo weight. Basically, by the time I order the extras I want, I will have room for my toothbrush and Iím already overweight.

I thought that it must be because it has the double-size grey tank (which it may not even have), but the guy at RVW told me that it has nothing to do with the liquids. HUH??

I canít understand this, trailers that are almost alike have vastly different weight.

Is there a place that FR has published what kind of axles each unit has?

Plz help me understand this.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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Whats your advertised ccc of the camper on the sticker?

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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Length 29’7"
Width 8'0"
Height 9'8"
Hitch Weight 635 lbs
Dry Weight 5,635 lbs
Cargo Weight 962 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 36 gals
Grey Water Capacity 74 gals
Black Water Capacity 37 gals
Sleeps 5
Tire Size 14
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Length29í7"
Width 8'0"
Height9'8"
Hitch Weight635 lbs
Dry Weight 5,635 lbs
Cargo Weight962 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity36 gals
Grey Water Capacity74 gals
Black Water Capacity37 gals
Sleeps5
Tire Size14
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Average added cargo weight for a family is 1000#s

962 is fairly low but do-able.


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Old 01-15-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Looks like a CCC of 962 lbs:
Rockwood Ultra Lite Travel Trailer by Forest River

If you fill up the fresh water (36 gallons), that's 288 pounds of that taken up already.

If you travel with water in any of the 3 tanks (2 gray, 1 black), that has to be accounted for, too. 90% of the time I don't, but that other 10% is when I'm traveling and we're hitting overnight stops. I'll carry gray + black water from one stop to the next to save time + energy.

IMO, that's just not enough CCC for me and our "pack everything" habits.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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I’ll have a Honda genny, a few smallish solar panels, and propane. I’ll be dry camping and boondocking, so must have water.

I’m not a weekend camper, I’ll be gone for months at a time, so I need some “stuff”.

Lawdy, I need to start over, don’t I?

What should I be looking at to get a heavier-duty axle?
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:40 AM   #7
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They dont recommend putting heavier axles under a camper with a set axle size.
Meaning its not advisable to put 6k axles where 4k axles are.
The frame is only rated for the axles they specify.
Pm herk7769 he'll fill u in.

Ps wont the gennie and solar panels be in your truck bed?
That weight doesn't accrue on your camper ccc just your tv ccc.

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Turbs makes a good point- where will you be carrying this weight?
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I wasn’t thinking of changing the axles, only getting a trailer type with a heavier axle.

And yes, I have an 8 ft truck bed, (items like solar panels not secure is an issue, too) but as ependydad said, there just doesn’t seem like much is left after liquids and absolute necessities.
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I wasnít thinking of changing the axles, only getting a trailer type with a heavier axle.

And yes, I have an 8 ft truck bed, (items like solar panels not secure is an issue, too) but as ependydad said, there just doesnít seem like much is left after liquids and absolute necessities.
We're a family of 5 and carry 1200 #

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