Originally Posted by Snowbum007
[...] My wife and I have narrowed our choice of a new TT to the 2504 or 2509. I have experience with a popup TT and extensive towing experience from work. We would prefer the 2504 but are finding it is easier to locate a 2509. [...] My point is that we might look for a used 2016 2504 if I can count on those specs being close and just do some short trips around here.
2504S vs 2509S ... Check, that was me.
Previous experience with popup ... Check, that was me.
Prefer 2504S but much easier to find 2509S ... Check, that was me.
Living in Colorado ... Check, that is me (albeit on the eastern front range ... Erie)
Looking for a used 2504S ... Check, that was me.
As mentioned, use the trailer's GVWR as the expected weight. Ignore the dry weights. It's about as helpful a number as daily bigfoot sightings in the Oregon Cascades. You'll be hitching up and pulling a number that is very near the GVWR, so just use that.
Nissan Xterra in Colorado + 6,200 lb trailer = No way, never, absolute bat-$h|t crazy. I wouldn't tow that combination on a dare. Borrow your in-law's Navigator until that situation stabilizes, but don't use your Xterra in the interim.
Good luck finding a used 2504S. I never did. I see a few listed on RVTrader, RVUSA, etc., but they are few and not local. They are also not priced well enough to be interesting.
Trailer market in CO is jacked up ... I drove to Wichita to buy my popup and I drove to IN to buy my trailer. I hope you find what you're looking for. Let me know if you have any questions.