Originally Posted by itat
Most of the units I've looked have a yellow sticker that's well over the brochure weight and the yellow sticker doesn't account for the battery and propane. I suggest that maybe the brochure weight doesn't even include the "standard options".
I thought the same thing and I contacted FR about it because I was confused. FR told me that the brochure weight was the unit with only standard features, which equates to the bare bones unit. The brochure weight does not include thins like a gas and electric water heater, the brochure would correlate to just a gas water heater since that is the standard equipment, the brochure weight is a regular awning not a powered one and another one was the brochure weight does not reflect black tank flush since it is not standard equipment. He reiterated that if you made the unit the simplest and cheapest including AC options that is the brochure weight.
All of this info I was told was about an EVO 2850 so I am not sure if each brand is the same.
For my unit the yellow sticker was the exact weight of my unit (within 100 pounds due to a dual bat setup and I put 30lb tanks and took the 20s off).
I weighed my truck on the way to pick it up and then weighed it again while driving back home. The difference was pretty close to the yellow sticker, it was off a tad due to about a gl of antifreeze, batteries, hitch and 30 lb tanks.
On the lot I compared a 2850 artic to a 2850 non arctic and the yellow stickers were about a 50 pound difference. The only thing different about the unit was solely the Artic package. So for the newer units I believe the yellow sticker is pretty close to what it is when it leaves the factory.
Because of this I go off the yellow sticker because it seems way more accurate than trying to see brochure to real life.