Ok, I did it -
After 15 years Im selling my old friend the 98 Coleman Grandview SP tent trailer and placed the order for a brand spanking new Mini Lite 2306 today! I have done a considerable amount of research over the past year in making my decision on this floor plan. The biggest obstacle was finding the correct trailer best suited for my 2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7l . The Tundra is primarily limited by its payload capacity at of 1406 lbs. Another consideration is the 128" Tundra wheelbase limits the length of the trailer. With a dry/hitch 356lbs and dry unit weight of 3630lbs and 23'8' in length, I have finally found the trailer that will allow my Tundra to haul various combinations of my wife, 3 grandkids, dirtbikes, and associated equipment within a comfortable towing safety margin.
After doing some research on the Mini Lites, I joined this forum to get an idea of the towing experience of others with similar TV/Trailer combination. (example; Wolfpack 21643). I also paid a great deal of attention to the "weight police" comments. A huge thanks to those individuals! I have found this forum to be informative and enjoyable.
The 2306 will not arrive for about 8 weeks as Im from Hillsboro, Oregon and it will obviously take time to get here. My wife is already planing some trips. Finally I will not have the worry of closing up a wet tent trailer at the camp site to take home to open again and pray for a dry day to dry out and close again.
I do have a question-
1. What is the difference of the base dry axle weight and the base/dry unit weight? Is the fresh water included in the dry unit weight?