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Old 08-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Boler 1700 weight

Has anyone with a Boler 1700 actually weighed it?

I stopped at a scale today and it came in at 1350kg! (2970lbs) That's with the hot water tank full and empty water tanks. We had some leftover food, camp chairs, dishes, bedding, some tools, one 12V group 24 battery, one empty and one full 20lb propane bottle.

The original manual lists my model (rear gaucho) at 2376lbs with water!

I can't believe we've added almost 600lbs to the original weight.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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..before anyone asks, that's the total trailer weight. I unhitched from the TV and was able to get the axle and tongue jack on the scale. I also checked the tongue weight which was 110kg.
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I don't believe I've seen a weight posted for a Boler 1700.
Do you mind if I add it to Trailer Weights in the Real World?
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You are line Item #44.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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Has anyone with a Boler 1700 actually weighed it?

I stopped at a scale today and it came in at 1350kg! (2970lbs) That's with the hot water tank full and empty water tanks. We had some leftover food, camp chairs, dishes, bedding, some tools, one 12V group 24 battery, one empty and one full 20lb propane bottle.

The original manual lists my model (rear gaucho) at 2376lbs with water!

I can't believe we've added almost 600lbs to the original weight.
Hi all,

The 1700 Bolers all varied in weights due to the different designs and where they were manufactured. Some had the rear coucho bed in the back , some along the curb side, some had hot water, some not, some a shower and BR sink, others not. Even two trailer made in Calagary at Neonex were different weights and exactly the same year trailer and same features on each. Beats me why. If you look at the closet door all of the weights are there, very few are the same.

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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Seen weights with water and propane full at 2372, 2294, 2240, 2162, also tongue weights of 268, 202 some are 17’2” long? The original tires are F-78 X14 4 ply B at 32lbs 1500 per tire for a max loaded weight of 3000
I also have rear gaucho unit with bathroom shower, stove but no oven, has a fiberglass sub floor not wood and copper water and propane lines, 17’ 4” long and was made in Ontario. New tires are ST205r 14 C rated for 1760 per tire or 3520 max with 3500 axle limit
Loaded with bedding, WD hitch system in hatch, water and propane full is 2500
Ours is so light on tongue that empty that I picked it up and walked it to the back yard with my wife giving turn right or left directions with a slight up and down grade to the paved drive way
Will aim for 8% at front tongue weight 200 closet door recommends 202 then 60 for WD system should work well. We can use bathroom scale to do the weight test.
The closet door says it requires a class II hitch and recommends a load equalizing hitch. Class III is needed for WD system so we add it to our car. Dealer listed some requirements at time of purchase
Car was ordered with trailer package including brake module at time of purchase
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I can't believe we've added almost 600lbs to the original weight.
A trailer weighing in at 600lbs over published rate IMHO is a pretty common/average. At least it is for those I know of that have taken the time to actually disconnect the trailer and include the actual tongue weight into the total weigh. Its the reason the Real World Weight thread here is really a GREAT thing!

If you have nothing better to do one day take every thing out of the trailer and then take the trailer empty to be weighed - then calculated the weight of the manufactures options such as awning, extra fan etc, empty propane tanks, furnace, empty hot water tank, battery etc - all the stuff that is not usually included in the manufactures published dry weight. Pretty sure that like most people you will discover that your stuff along with the trailers options weigh a heck of a lot more than what you might think possible.
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The 1700 Bolers all varied in weights due to the different designs and where they were manufactured... Even two trailer made in Calagary at Neonex were different weights and exactly the same year trailer and same features on each.
I have found this to be true for ANY molded fiberglass travel trailer.
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Shoot, the weight for my trailer can change from trip to trip! It really depends on the particular "style" of camping for any given trip. It may be 100-300 lbs more or less....
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Shoot, the weight for my trailer can change from trip to trip! It really depends on the particular "style" of camping for any given trip. It may be 100-300 lbs more or less....
I've had the same thought. One variable is the amount of water on board and how much is in my gray and black water tanks. Also the weight of the LP on the tongue can vary as you use it up and refill. Others that come to mind are groceries (a full load usually at the beginning of a trip) and extra clothing in colder weather can really add to the overall weight.
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I have found this to be true for ANY molded fiberglass travel trailer.

I guess what I was referring to was dry weight of the same trailer made in the samde factory outlet weighed differently. I can only guess if the trailers had all of the same options or lack there of, the the only thing common would be the glass and resin difference, even coming out of the same molds, there is the possibility that some had more glass mats or more resin than others or maybe slightlt less.

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