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Old 08-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Dry weight of SV210

I am trying to locate the weight of a 2005 SV210 and a 2008

I have the possibility to buy either one, but unofficially the 2005 seems a bit lighter.

Since I can only pull 3500lbs, the weight difference might influence my decision

I know the 2008 is 3121lbs, but I can't find the weight of the 2005

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Old 08-28-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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If the weight in the brochure of the 2008 is 3121 lbs, then you are going to probably be over the 3500 lbs. right away. AC, awning, propane, and a battery are generally not included in the listed weight. My SV263 ran across the scales 600 lbs. heavier than what the brochure stated, before I even started adding camping gear.


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Old 08-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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You need to look at the gross weight of a trailer, not the dry weight and calculate from there what you can tow. Dry weight is not much use in my opinion, but gross weight is the maximum weight of the trailer including gas, water and all your gear. That is the number you need to look at. You might not hit that number but it is a better guideline than the dry weight.

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Old 09-01-2009, 09:37 AM   #4
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Yeah, you want your total weight to be less than your max allowed
by your tow vehicle.
In my opinion you are much better off if your trailer and all your
stuff-- that includes your passengers and anything you haul in your
vehicle, and your food and gear and water that's in the trailer--
is 30% under the max weight allowed by your vehicle.

Some folks get 'er done right at the max but you will be happier
and safer if you don't go there.

Good luck!

OTOH you can buy a trailer that's too big and then go out and
get a larger tow vehicle like I did.
Go ahead, the economy needs you!!

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