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Old 08-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Shasta Revere 21FBS LE

Newbie here
Just purchased a brand new Shasta Revere 21FBS LE

I'm not sure why this trailer is so heavy for it's small size compared to some light weight jayco. Does it make it more solid?
what would the advantages of this trailer be over a lightweight trailer?
I purchased it thinking it would be a good fit for the truck weight wise (as in the truck could handle it) and I liked the layout and finish and price.
any other shasta revere owners?

Trailer:
2012 Shast Revere 21 FBS LE (Forest River)
Hitch Weight 750 lbs.
Ship Weight 5,370 lbs.
GVWR 7,650 lbs.
Cargo Capacity 1,806 lbs.
Exterior Length 25' 6"
Exterior Height TBA
Exterior Width 96"
Fresh Water 50 gal
Gray Water 37 gal
Black Water 37 gal

truck:
2010 Ram 4X4 Quad Cab, HEMI,

P275/60R20 5.7L V8 (EZH) 545RFE (DGQ) AXLE RATIO: 3.55 GVWR: 6,700 PAYLOAD: 1,310 BASE WEIGHT: 5,362 FRONT: 3,113 REAR: 2,249 GAWR FRONT3,900 REAR 3,900 GCWR: 14,000 MAX TRAILER: 8,450
Class IV hitch 10,045 tongue weight max
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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difference between a wood structure versus an all aluminum structure .
light weights tend to use a lot more aluminum verses wood.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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and wood structure use a lot more wood than alluminum>
just kidding
what are the pros and cons of both?
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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aluminum tends to move around more .
wood seems to be more rigid .
weight weight weight
you will hear a lot of people complaining about all aluminum construction camper having wiggly s meaning when your laying in bed and someone moves at the other end of the camper the whole camper wiggles .
I have had an ultralite and I loved it .
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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Partner was excited and enthusiastic about TT but since picking up TT yesterday, got all nervous and unsure. Thinking it was a stupid thing to do. Overwhelmed with all the unknown. Personally, I feel it tows a lot better than I thought it would and that's without the anti-sway. Only problem so far is the chucking. Anyone has buyers remorse??
how can I convince partner it will be alright?
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