Cyndi, first the weight of your trailer listed on the spec sheet was "dry", probably as in no cushions, no propane
tank, and everything else that is removable, removed. It may not have included cupboard doors and plumbing, and may have just been the frame, running gear and shell. There's no standard for "dry weight" so unless you had inside scoop from Boler
, there's no way to know exactly what was in the trailer when it was weighed.
now sends their trailers out the door with an "as equipped" weight on each coach. I have to applaud them for that. I don't know how long they've been doing it, but it had an "as equipped" weight on my '04 model so they've done it at least that long. I know that Scamp
will tell you what they believe their "as equipped" weight is on any given unit as well.
In any event, you don't list the size of your '76 Boler
, but assuming it's a 13', it won't weigh over 1,400 lbs "as equipped" so that's a fairly safe number to work with when calculating weights. If it's a Boler 17, that's a whole different ballgame. Assume that your Boler 13 will
weigh 2,000 lbs loaded and ready to tow. After you're all set up, if you weigh less than that, so much the better!
Now as far as your tow vehicle, there are several numbers that are important and they are all of equal importance. If you exceed any of them, you're asking for trouble. First of course is the tow rating of the vehicle. Second is the hitch weight rating of the vehicle, and last is the combined gross vehicle weight rating which includes your tow vehicle's weight, your trailer's curb weight, and all of your stuff, passengers, liquids, and pets.
Make certain that whatever you choose to tow with has numbers of sufficient capacity all the way around to accommodate your situation and load.