How much does a 13' Burro weigh? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Perhaps this is not the correct venue for this question but it seems to relate ..... Can anyone out there tell me how much a 13' Burro (vintage) weigh? I have a Rav4, 4cy, automatic. I always worry I will put too much stress on my car and transmission!
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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Patricia, the best way to know what your trailer weights so that you know if it's tooooooooo much for your tow vehicle is to take it down and have it weighted. Easy Breezy! Can been done at the scales on the interstate or you can check for Grain Scales etc in your area. Because in my opinion, side by side, same make, same model can weight two very different weights. Best to know what Yours weights. Good Luck! Robin
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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Patricia, the best way to know what your trailer weights so that you know if it's tooooooooo much for your tow vehicle is to take it down and have it weighted. Easy Breezy! Can been done at the scales on the interstate or you can check for Grain Scales etc in your area. Because in my opinion, side by side, same make, same model can weight two very different weights. Best to know what Yours weights. Good Luck! Robin

Thanks, Robin, you have been very helpful. Living in the city means grain scales are not a consideration. I was hoping I could get an answer on-line. I will look for the nearest interstate scale.

Again, thanks a bunch.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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Robin's right on here. I would say that most Burro 13s are within 500# either way of 1500#, but then that gives you 1,000 lbs. of leeway! To expand on what Robin said, if you're wanting to know how much weight your RAV4 is actually towing when you go camping, you might want to load it up as if you were going camping and then weigh it (gear, tanks - however you usually travel). It can be surprising how much weight "a little bit" of gear ads.

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Patricia, you may be surprised where you will find a scale. But anyway, I think that is the best way to get an answer. Plus hang on to your weight certificate for future info as well as if and when you ever sold you can pass along the info. You can have it weight both empty and full of your camping gear. Here's a link the the topic post that Frederick post after the Oregon rally about the weight in. Oregon Rally weight topic Good Luck! Robin





Raya, you must have been hitting add reply as I started typing cause that was the exact info I was replying, to pass along. I agree that people don't get how much their "stuff" adds to the over all weight.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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Patricia,
The 1983 -13 ft. Burro we used to have weighed 900 pounds dry/empty weight.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #7
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Try the local dump, aka "landfill". They have scales to measure how much large trucks dump, you can probably drive by with your trailer and just to "ask a question" and it will get weighed (the scale is always on and you can see the weight on a large digital readout when stopped at the booth asking your "question").
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Can been done at the scales on the interstate
Not in Southern California. Those scales are for Commercial Semi and Bobtail Trucks ONLY. They weigh the big rigs IN MOTION and you cannot stop on them. There is WAY too much commercial traffic over them, and the CHP will direct you away from them.

In Southern California you must look in the Yellow Pages under: [b]Scales, Public or [b]Scales, Public Weighers. Public Scales are usually found at [b]Recycling Centers: (Waste Management<sup></sup>, Edco<sup></sup>, etc.), or [b]Moving & Storage Companies: (Mayflower Movers<sup></sup>, United Van Lines<sup></sup>, Bekins<sup></sup>). They are private businesses and usually charge a small fee ($5 or $10) for a weight printout.

If you send me a Private Message, I can send the addresses of all of the Public Weighers in San Diego County.
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You can also come to the Rally at Lake Casitas and I can weigh your trailer on my portable vehicle scales.
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Or, if you need to weigh a trailer, enter your zip code in the CAT scales locator and go to a nearby truck stop.

http://catscale.findlocation.com/
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Great Weight suggestions, Thomas, Frederick and Tom


Sorry for the mis-direction on the scales, cause here we can pull up.. Though I didn't go there for the reason Frederick stated. All those big trucks needing me outta their way. I just went to the grain scales here in town.
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Or, if you need to weigh a trailer, enter your zip code in the CAT scales locator and go to a nearby truck stop.

http://catscale.findlocation.com/
We used a Cat scale found on their web site to weigh our truck. It was easy and the guy was nice even tho we were not a big rig. Right after we weighed another pickup with a 5th wheel pulled in to be weighed, the guy says they do it all the time.
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Patricia, the burro will definitley tow different than your teardrop, not so much for the extra weight which is not a big issue but more for the higher profile which creats more wind drag.

Once you get use to towing it you will find that at times you wont notice its back there.



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Old 08-25-2009, 11:09 PM   #14
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Patricia My wife, Norma, and I tow a 1985 13 foot Uhaul ( Uhauls were built by Burro for Uhaul to use as rentals ). We attended the recent gathering at Bullard's Beach and had our trailer weighed there. Our trailer was fully loaded the propane tank was full we had no water in the tank and the spare was in the pickup bed and the trailer weight was 1420 pounds with a tongue weight of 160 lbs for a total of 1580 lbs. I would imagine that a Burro weighs the same or perhaps a little less. I can't address the ability of your RAV 4 to tow a trailer of this weight but perhaps this weight info will be helpful. Lee
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