We finally made the move and bought a 2005 16' Casita
SD and towed it home from Huntsville AL this past weekend with our Subaru Outback 3.0 (after upgrading to a Class III hitch).
Knowing that weights and loading arrangement will be tight with our Subaru (3,000# max), I took off for the scales first thing when we got home.
The total weight is 2420 pounds, with a 200 pound tongue weight.
Trailer was totally empty of all the usual carry-on stuff.
Fresh water, gray, and black tanks empty.
Six gallons in the water heater, since this is not readily emptied between trips.
I removed both propane tanks for the weighing
. I will probably just re-install one.
We have the factory-installed AC unit, but do not have a furnace
I know there is another thread on trailer weights here, so maybe I'll post this there as well.
By the way, it towed easily from Huntsville back to Ohio. No major hills, but it did great on what we encountered. We did not have the sway bar connected and did notice a little hunting back and forth at times. I wiggled the car once just to see what would happen and got a pretty good sway, which damped out right away. With a little care and common sense, I think this is going to be a good setup. Our garage door is being expanded to an eight-foot high opening as I write this.....