Thanks for that information, Pam. That tells me that U-haul's weight spec of 1250# is probably close to true, given that you did not have a propane
tank or battery
I'm thinking like this:
Tongue weight --------- ~ 130#
20# propane tank, full -- ~35#
One Group 27 battery
-- ~ 65#
Water tank empty ------- ~ 0#
Given that one doesn't usually travel with an empty propane tank, or remove the battery
, I will keep those weights in the total. Since you can travel fairly easily with an empty water tank, I'll leave that at Zero (U-hauls are designed to have a battery aboard and there is a spot with an overboard vent for it under the rear bench).
So, I come out with an "empty" (i.e. no camping gear) weight of 1180# Given that there is a fudge factor, I would say that U-haul's rated weight of 1250# for an "empty" trailer is right on the money.