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Old 07-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #11
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Re: 19' Trailer Weight Clarification

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Of the options Reace mentions, we opted for A/C, thermal windows, extra insulation, extra window and dual 6V batteries and that put us over 3100#. If I was to do it over, I'd rethink the options.
After a while, the options are not optional. Even at 3500 # , these trailers are considered lightweight. Vehicles with a towing capacity of 3500# are not designed to haul RV trailers: maybe to haul a small boat or a utility trailer to the local dump.

Reconsider the tow vehicle before reconsidering the options.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:22 PM   #12
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Re: 19' Trailer Weight Clarification

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Of the options Reace mentions, we opted for A/C, thermal windows, extra insulation, extra window and dual 6V batteries and that put us over 3100#. If I was to do it over, I'd rethink the options.
After a while, the options are not optional. Even at 3500 # , these trailers are considered lightweight. Vehicles with a towing capacity of 3500# are not designed to haul RV trailers: maybe to haul a small boat or a utility trailer to the local dump.

Reconsider the tow vehicle before reconsidering the options.
Actually, the tow vehicle is not an issue. What I am thinking about is the 4000# capacity of the trailer. And why pay the extra $ and add weight for options that you don't end up using or don't provide the benefits you expect? If I knew then what I know now, I would save trailer weight and $ and not put on some of the options we did.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #13
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Re: 19' Trailer Weight Clarification

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In Bandon I went to a truck scale on Hwy 101 south of town to weigh our 19ft. The trailer on the scale with all our gear weighed 3450. We had almost all the options offered including the front box.
Hi Hippo
Your weight is in the ballpark of what we are running with now, but I am just curious, what was your tongue weight? Are you running dual 6V's? Was there anything in your holding tanks?
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:01 PM   #14
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Re: 19' Trailer Weight Clarification

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Of the options Reace mentions, we opted for A/C, thermal windows, extra insulation, extra window and dual 6V batteries and that put us over 3100#. If I was to do it over, I'd rethink the options.
After a while, the options are not optional. Even at 3500 # , these trailers are considered lightweight. Vehicles with a towing capacity of 3500# are not designed to haul RV trailers: maybe to haul a small boat or a utility trailer to the local dump.
Reconsider the tow vehicle before reconsidering the options.
Actually, the tow vehicle is not an issue. What I am thinking about is the 4000# capacity of the trailer. And why pay the extra $ and add weight for options that you don't end up using or don't provide the benefits you expect? If I knew then what I know now, I would save trailer weight and $ and not put on some of the options we did.
Gee, you guys are making me nervous...I've never weighted Hokie, much less the stuff I carry in it. Maybe I should do that? What are you concerned about, axle fracture? Tire overload? Certainly these units are engineered to cover overage safely. Interesting to know how much...maybe another 50% If capacity is 4000# and you load it up to 4100, I can't imagine any real problem. Now, I can see a problem if you under or over exceed hitch weight, or the capacity of your tow vehicle. Maybe I'm naive?
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #15
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Re: 19' Trailer Weight Clarification

Axle weight, now that's fun to worry about.. My guess is the axle is probably rated over 5000lbs.. but I think the worry is the overall stress on trailer, the brakes and perhaps the inertia shift when under extreme maneuvers..

Of course I have no clue, but I like guessing..
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Axle weight, now that's fun to worry about.. My guess is the axle is probably rated over 5000lbs.. but I think the worry is the overall stress on trailer, the brakes and perhaps the inertia shift when under extreme maneuvers..
Of course I have no clue, but I like guessing..
Well, at least your mind is rested after your great trip : - ) My mind is a little "down in the mouth" after a long day!
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