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Old 09-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question on unloaded vehicle weight

Hello to everyone,
I have a question that I was wondering about the UVW for a Rockwood 2604SS is 5228lbs is the weight of a vehicle as manufactured at the factory.
It does not include cargo, water, propane, or dealer-installed accessories.
Or does Forest River include actual factory installed options, such as micro,
refer,etc
Thanks for any info.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Hello,

I think you will find that the UVW of 5228 is as you said, the weight of the basic unit prior to the addition of propane, or any other options. By the time you load it up with the A/C, microwave, TV and other options and add-ons, you will most likely be looking at a UVW around 5700. Go ahead and buy one - I did!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
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Hello,

I think you will find that the UVW of 5228 is as you said, the weight of the basic unit prior to the addition of propane, or any other options. By the time you load it up with the A/C, microwave, TV and other options and add-ons, you will most likely be looking at a UVW around 5700. Go ahead and buy one - I did!
Thanks, just trying to stay within the weight limits
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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My understanding is the UVW is "as shipped" from the factory, PRIOR to any dealer installed options.

So if you ordered the unit with microwave, rear ladder, A/C, etc it is included in the UVW. Anything added after it left, like a battery or propane, it is not.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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I believe what they all said above is true, however, many manufacturers are putting a second sticker on now (usually by the door somewhere) that lists the "dealer" weight. In other words, what it is with all the stuff added like the microwave, awning, etc. Usually everything but batteries and propane/tanks.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #7
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I read on some post that the weight stamped on the camper is the weight coming out of the factory plus the weight of the fresh water tank if it were filled. Can't find where I read the post.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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I can't speak for others but our Surveyor weighed within 30 lbs of the sticker weight. I stopped and weighed it on the way from the dealers lot before anything but propane was put in it.

I think there was a new rule a couple years ago that the sticker had to be the shipped weight. One of our earlier RV's weighed almost 1,000lbs more than the sticker and it was only a 21' unit.
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UVW as I understand it is the weight before any options such as microwave or battery propane etc. Out V-Lite sticker weight is almost 800lbs more then the UVW on the website (site says 6479 and actual is 7213) and the payload is less than the site specs(Site says 1888 and actual is 1337), also GVWR is different 8812 on the site and 8550 on the sticker.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:10 PM   #10
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In my opinion, the unloaded or dry weight is not worth much. I tend to look at the gross weight of the trailer and work backwards. If the gross weight is close to or more than my tow vehicle is rated for, I really don't bother to consider it. Which is why I need to look for a new tow vehicle. Mine is only rated for 7500 lbs gross which limits my choices in trailers. Donations accepted.
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