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Old 05-07-2003, 09:24 AM   #1
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Trillium Weight

I was mildy supprised when i took my trailer down to the stone yard to get a weigh in 1450 dry 190 of that on the hitch. ouch but at least iam still under gross combined weight of trailer and Rav by 1300 pounds.
Which leaves me to pounder where to put the 50 lbs that i have room forand what should that 50 be comprised of. triler was weighed
With a 6 pack of soda , 6 pack of beer , pillows , blankets roll of paper towels , 30 inch box fan , radio , a poto potty empty, a bottle of 409. a full tank of propane and a small tool kit.
come to think of it add some cookies a tea kettle and a mug and some water not much else i need lol
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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So this means the trailer can only haul 1500 lbs counting it's self? What am I missing here? that sounds low I thought it was more 2000 lbs at the least.
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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1500 lbs is Rav4 max

Toyota Recommended limit for towing is 1500 lbs and 150 pounds tongue weight. I know i could go a little over! but Iam really trying not to. I might just put bulky items in like folding chairs and screen room and sleeping bags in.
The only reason i posted the weight is for someone new who might be wondering the real weight of some of these FTT.:r
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:19 AM   #4
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I thought vehicle weight limit was what you meant at first but then you said 'still under gross combined weight of trailer and Rav by 1300 pounds.'
so the 1500 is hitch defined.
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:35 AM   #5
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50 for trill 1300 for rav4

oh i can put a lot in rav4 still . it will just like tent camping except no tent air mattress air mattress compressor and one less ice chest.
But i pick up on cat , litter , Scratching post and food so its a draw
almost normally iam pulling a canoe trailer so trailer weight is up
by a 1000 lbs and car weight will be about the same.
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:08 PM   #6
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Howdy, When I tell people that my 13 FT Boler in travel trim scales at 1464 Lbs. most of them think that I`m blowing hot air. What size is that Trillium? Benny
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Old 05-08-2003, 07:12 AM   #7
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Fat Trillium

Hey Benny 1300 is a 13 footer.:r
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:24 AM   #8
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I can understand why Benny would question the size of the Trill. 1450 dry is more like the weight of a 4500. I was going to ask the same question but the picture is obviously a 13. I think I would get it weighed someplace else just to be sure.
Nancy
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Old 05-08-2003, 05:46 PM   #9
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I know it is impolite to ask !!

Nancy What does your 75 1300 weigh in at ? The stone yards scales are pretty good so iam pretty sure it is a good weigh in
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:36 PM   #10
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Hi AL
Unfortunately we never thought to weigh it when we got it. The ownership lists it a 500kg which is 1102 lbs. Somewhere I read that 75's were 935. Ours came with a spare tire, 3-way fridge and furnace so the 167 lb difference would be about right. We did check the tongue weight when we got it. Empty was 110.

Curiosity is getting to me. I guess sometime we'ell have to empty it out and take it to the scales.

When you took it to the scales did you have a battery and propane tank on the tongue. Our battery alone weighs 60 lbs.
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:39 PM   #11
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just the basics

propane tank amost full , brake way battery 5 pounds at most , and front jack is all that is out front . deep cycle batterys will still ride inside Rav I have found that they last longer when not subjected to vibration of a trailer. Wheres our batterry expert when you need him lol
i have furance spare and 3 way fridge also. water tank was empty
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Hi again Nancy, When I got my Boler I was also thinking the advertised weight of about 900 lbs. but after I prepared it for travel with a tongue battery and groceries, clothes, dishes etc and took it to a hwys. scale near me, I was very much surprised how much it actually weighed..... Let me know how much your Trillium scales at when you get it done....Happy trailering...Benny
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Heavyweight weighing in

Empty my Alumabox tips the scales at a hefty 3900 and some change. After I pulled her out of the campground a few years back on the way home I thought, jeesh she's towing hard. Thinking it was bad bearings, or soft tires or whatever from sitting idle for three years, it didn't dawn on me until I got her home and started unpacking. Since I tow with a F-150 I never gave weight much thought (I'm rated for 5000lbs). After all of the stuff I took out of the trailer I figured I had to be exceeding that by quite a bit. My next trip out, I loaded with the "bare essentials". I swung by the landfill and hopped on the scales. 4950 pounds.

That's when I decided I needed to put the Alumabox (and me) on a diet. I didn't need a 8 people dinner set, all of my DVD's and CD's, the whole 20 lb bag of dog food, a 19in TV, a stereo, DVD, VCR, blah, blah, blah. When I finally get the Egg I reasoned I really needed to cut back. I have managed to get my "extra weight" down to 450 pounds, including a 4 day supply of food, mainly by dumping what I really don't need as what I used to think of as essential. Instead of regular plates, bowls, glasses I go with plastic (not disposable, Dollar Store reusable) for two (if I have company, too bad, it paper plates, utensils and Solo cups), a smaller portable grill, fewer pots and pans, a 9inch TV/DVD combo, a small boom box, no canned food at all, 4 days worth of clothes instead of a weeks worth plus "extras". Bottled water for just road time, not the whole trip (no topped off fresh water tanks). I figure by the time I get my Egg, I will come in under the limits of where I want to be, which is 2000 lbs for the Egg and the stuff in it.

It's amazing looking back at what I considered essential. I have even carried this over to my house. I've been dumping alot of "stuff" and am amazed at how uncluttered everything is beginning to feel.
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8 people dinner set, all of my DVD's and CD's, the whole 20 lb bag of dog food, a 19in TV, a stereo, DVD, VCR, blah, blah, blah.
Gooooly, Eric. Did you have anything left at home? Very good point made. Thanks, I'll try to remember, but it may take me a few trips to figure out what of that I really [b]don't need.
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