I am looking into possibly purchasing a 13' Scamp
or similar travel trailer for my family of 4 - kids are preteen / young teens.
Since the kids are getting closer to adult size/weight, and the adults in the family are on the "chubby" side
, I'm wondering about the maximum total weight
that can be loaded into the trailer. (The kids will probably sleep in a tent outside much of the time, but I want the option available for them to sleep inside in bad/cold weather.)
Most of the info I see about trailer weights are discussions of what can be towed. But what are the maximum loading weights for the trailers themselves? Is there a thread or charts anywhere that list the maximum loading weights of different trailers? And I suppose that we need to count the weight
of the human/pet occupants into that limit, correct?
For example, I've seen stats that the 13' UHauls weighed around 1,250 lbs and could be loaded with a max of 500 lbs cargo, but what is the max weight
of occupants on top of that?
ETA: My husband thinks that the weight of the occupants doesn't matter when the unit is stationary. He thinks the weight only really matters when you're towing. So maybe my question is moot. Never having owned a trailer before, I am just trying not to make any assumptions.