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Old 11-02-2020, 06:43 PM   #1
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Do any of our fiberglass trailers, Burro, Scamp, Casita, have trailer ID numbers and weights printed on them?
I have an 83 13’ Burro and I sure can’t find it.
I have the original invoice and it states “ 960 lbs., fully equipped”.
Been meaning to take down to local garden supply scale and weigh it, but too lazy to empty it of cooking gear etc.
Seems about 1000lbs. Is about right, but thought there might be a plate somewhere.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:33 PM   #2
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Do any of our fiberglass trailers, Burro, Scamp, Casita, have trailer ID numbers and weights printed on them?
I have an 83 13’ Burro and I sure can’t find it.
I have the original invoice and it states “ 960 lbs., fully equipped”.
Been meaning to take down to local garden supply scale and weigh it, but too lazy to empty it of cooking gear etc.
Seems about 1000lbs. Is about right, but thought there might be a plate somewhere.
Can’t say on other manufacturers. but the Happier Campers all have plated ID a and weight numbers printed as required for RIVA certification. Many earlier trailers and especially the Burros were sold in kits and may not of needed that info and some may of had stickers which may of faded away. That 960 lbs is probably dry weight and no way could of been fully equipped unless they mean fully equipped empty shell .
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:44 PM   #3
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The Scamp answer is

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Do any of our fiberglass trailers, Burro, Scamp, Casita, have trailer ID numbers and weights printed on them?
I have an 83 13’ Burro and I sure can’t find it.
I have the original invoice and it states “ 960 lbs., fully equipped”.
Been meaning to take down to local garden supply scale and weigh it, but too lazy to empty it of cooking gear etc.
Seems about 1000lbs. Is about right, but thought there might be a plate somewhere.
The weights can't be trusted but the ID is stamped on the frame.
(From the Scamp web page)

The serial number is located on the tongue of the trailer on the door side of the trailer. It is stamped into the top of the 3″ x 1 ½” tubing. Most serial numbers will have 17 digits starting with “1S7”. Some older serial numbers will have 5 digits and start with an “E”. There were a few trailers made in the 70’s where the serial number was stamped on the top of the tongue opposite the door.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:20 AM   #4
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Agree about not trusting any number supplied by the manufacturer decades ago. Most only supplied a base dry weight without options. It probably doesn’t include the LP tank, battery, furnace, or fridge (if applicable). It also wouldn’t include any changes made over the years.

A certified weight costs perhaps $5-15 and you’ll have documentation if needed.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:31 AM   #5
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“Fully Equipped weight, 960lbs.”

Let’s see what that means.
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:08 AM   #6
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One thing’s for sure: the common understanding of “fully equipped” has evolved over the years. Few today would consider a stock 13’ Burro with a stove and icebox a fully equipped RV.
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Shipping weight

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Agree about not trusting any number supplied by the manufacturer decades ago. Most only supplied a base dry weight without options. It probably doesn’t include the LP tank, battery, furnace, or fridge (if applicable). It also wouldn’t include any changes made over the years.

A certified weight costs perhaps $5-15 and you’ll have documentation if needed.
The stated SHIPPING weight on my 2017 Scamp was 600 lbs light.
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