tongue weight of a 1987 casita 16ft? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-12-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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tongue weight of a 1987 casita 16ft?

i'm stumped. the seller can't find any marking that says anything about tongue weight or hitch weight, and i have googled my eyes out and am coming up empty. this model has a bed and bunks, and a marine toilet, and NO BLACK OR GREY WATER TANKS. so there's no weight from those. it's got external bin-type things that you park outside the trailer and hook up, then dump. i have a 200lb limit on my outback, so i'm being pretty careful. does anyone know the tongue weight on this thing?

(and is 10k a reasonable price?)
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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Um... cant they just weigh it?
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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excellent point. (this trailer shopping thing is eating my brain...)
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:18 AM   #4
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On new ones it shows 215#-255# depending on the model.

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Old 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #5
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Check out the link below to get an idea of what Casitas really weigh once they've been fully fitted out from the factory. The weights listed by manufacturer are the 'dry weight' which is before any of the options and certain components are installed in the trailers. Trailer Weights in the Real World

This link above also lists tongue weights.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:20 AM   #6
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Brianna,

Tongue weight is important to us as well. We weight it a couple of times a year. The table of Trailer Weights is valuable but not nearly as valuable of actually knowing your own trailer. It literally takes minutes, a bathroom scale and a bottle jack to weigh your trailer's tongue.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #7
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10000?????

$6000 might be good. Tongue weight will vary considerably depending on the load and the loads location. Just propane full or empty, one tank or two, and what's in the water tank will significantly affect the tongue. But......16's are usually light on the tongue.
You need to do some research on price!
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:37 AM   #8
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Brianna,

We towed a 1991 Casita 16 Freedom model with front bathroom and front air conditioner for one year.

As a reference it's tongue weight was 230 lbs and the trailer, including the tongue it weighed nearly 2800 lbs. It exceeded the tongue weight limit of our tow vehicle, 220 lbs, by 10 lbs.
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I towed a Scamp 16' same as Norms with a side bath - no ac - packed very lightly - only one propane tank and one battery on tongue - with no water in the tanks I found I needed 240lbs on the tongue of my Outback in order to achieve a good stable tow for highway/freeway speeds. To compensate for that I did not carry much of anything in the rear of the car and never carried passengers in the rear when towing.

Thus the reason I changed to a tow vehicle with a higher tongue weight spec and recommend folks with Outbacks stick to trailers under 16'
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