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Old 07-23-2006, 02:24 AM   #15
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I also have a question about weight. I went to look at a Scamp 13' and saw a tag that said 1200 gvw? I thought the 77's weighed 950????? Sup wit dat?
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:17 AM   #16
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Just wondering if people would be willing to post their trailer's 'stats'. I was thinking this might be a nice resource for those of us looking at older trailers especially where its hard to find out weight info. Is there another place that already has this info? If not, I think it'd be great if people could post the following about their late model trailers

Make/Model:
Length:
GVWR:
Tongue Wt:
Actual Trailer Wt:

Please post whatever weight info you may have! Thanks!
Well, here goes!

Make/Model: 1999 Casita Spirit Deluxe
Length: 17 feet
GVWR: 3500 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 450 lbs.
Actual Trailer Weight: 3025
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #17
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Link to "What does my Fiber Stream weigh?"
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:06 AM   #18
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I also have a question about weight. I went to look at a Scamp 13' and saw a tag that said 1200 gvw? I thought the 77's weighed 950????? Sup wit dat?
GVWR is the trailer's TOTAL weight rating-so the max the trailer can take including itself, cargo, fluids etc. I'm not an expert but I think a GVWR of 1200 would be about right for a small 950lb trailer with only a small water tank.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:08 PM   #19
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GVWR is the trailer's TOTAL weight rating-so the max the trailer can take including itself, cargo, fluids etc. I'm not an expert but I think a GVWR of 1200 would be about right for a small 950lb trailer with only a small water tank.
GVWR for most trailers is the combined weight rating of the tires touching the road.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:07 PM   #20
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Loaded for travel; with 10 gallons fresh and 10 gallon black water. Both tanks in front of trailer.

Axel weight = 1640
Tongue weight = 280

Total weight = 1920.

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Old 07-23-2006, 10:41 PM   #21
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GVWR for most trailers is the combined weight rating of the tires touching the road.
It's usually whatever the limiting factor is in the factory equipment -- In the case of many earlier Eggs, that might have been the axle, not the sum of the tires, even if the tires carried a low rating. BTW, it usually does NOT include the tongue weight because that is carried by the tow vehicle.

Remember that when you are towing, what counts is the scale weight of the actual trailer, loaded for a trip, not the "dry and perhaps optionless" weight on the official papers.
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:41 AM   #22
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GVWR for most trailers is the combined weight rating of the tires touching the road.
I guess I should have said, "... limited by the combined weight rating ..."

"The Egg" has a labeled GVWR as 3,500 lbs. However, the combined weight rating of the tires is 2,860 lbs. This disparity is the reason some RV'er have tire failures and think it is due to faulty tires.

I have had one tire failure on the curb side and none on the street side. Could this be due to the fact that the the measured weight on the curb side is 1,400 lbs and the measured street side weight is only 1,175 lbs.?

Perhaps we could have a survey of how many street side failures versus curb side failures for each type of RV. Included in the survey could be measured weight at each tire versus the tire ratings.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:35 AM   #23
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The tire rating for a 17' Casita is 1760 X 2 =3520#

The 3500# GVWR for the Casita is the Dexter axle rating, which is the lower.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:50 AM   #24
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Towed my 1981 Burro 13 footer to the county dump last week. They have a drive-on scale for trucks. The Burro weighed in at 1130 pounds.

This weight is the trailer alone, with no propane or water, or camping supplies, but otherwise ready to go camping. (Hoo Hah....short trip next weekend.)
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This may help: Understanding RV Weights
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:17 PM   #26
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The tire rating for a 17' Casita is 1760 X 2 =3520#

The 3500# GVWR for the Casita is the Dexter axle rating, which is the lower.
You are absolutely correct, assuming you keep you tires inflated to 50 PSI.

The 1430 lbs. rating quoted was for the two tires I purchased from Casita last year which I was told to inflate to 35 PSI.

After having my Casita weighed at the Blubonnet Rally I always check to make sure they are inflated to 50 PSI.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:56 PM   #27
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[b]Specification Basis
What specs are we looking for here?
  • empty and dry
  • empty except for freshwater tank full (the Boler factory spec condition, also currently used with GVWR to calculate load capacity in Canada)
  • typical as prepared for use (with cargo)
  • maximums (GVWR)
  • ...
In any case, 1979 is probably not considered "late model", so I'm out.

[b]Tire Ratings
My Boler was factory-equipped with tires rated for 1500 lb each, and I assume that this is the source of the 3000 lb GAWR, since the axle itself is rated at 3500 lb.

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The 1430 lbs. rating quoted was for the two tires I purchased from Casita last year which I was told to inflate to 35 PSI.

After having my Casita weighed at the Blubonnet Rally I always check to make sure they are inflated to 50 PSI.
I don't quite follow this:CD, do you have tires which are rated for 50 PSI (presumably a Load Range C trailer-specific tire) and were just told to underinflate them; or, do you have tires rated for 35 PSI which you are now greatly overinflating to 50 PSI? I must have missed something...
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Old 07-24-2006, 02:15 PM   #28
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Compact Jr. - 1973 with air conditioner, dorm frig, microwave

length - 13 feet (box is 10' X 6')

GVWR - 1570 pounds

tongue weight - 175 pounds

actual weight - 1400 pounds, ready to camp
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