Originally Posted by momedic
we are trying to keep the weight low to help with the fuel mileage. I know it will help a little. I agree them more room the better, but we are looking to do a little longer distance traveling also, so weight becomes a factor.
i think you're under the misconception, that the trailer's weight is a big factor in mpg. in fact, it's the frontal surface area that is a bigger factor than its weight.
pulling a 4000lbs. barn door down the road, versus a 5000lbs. barn door, will not show much change in mpg.
and if you have a headwind, you'll see a bigger drop in mileage, no matter whether it weighs 4000lbs. or 5000lbs.
this is one of the big negatives about pulling a full-height trailer versus something like a popup or Airstream.
yes, weight can make a difference in mileage but it's minor compared to the air resistance of the trailer's frontal area.