So, had a 2005(?) 1150 AF (fully optioned (wood) with all bells and whistles) about 5,000-5,500 fully loaded with full water also. I went to a 35' toy hauler a couple years ago. Now thinking of going back to a TC. The dual slide Host Cascade, any guesses on the weight? The AF bent my factory springs! The TC served us well and was used for a few years and traveled flawlessly and loved it. I had put overload springs on it from day one and the factory springs were bent when I sold the TC. So, I'd like to be lighter if I go back to a TC, but don't want to go smaller. Two kids and their toys have left the nest and now can go smaller. Love to get off the beaten route more often like I did with the TC. Also, want to tow a pontoon now.
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I know of couple of Host owners that were surprised at how much their units weighed when they went to a scale after the purchase. It wasn't how the salesman told them.
There should be an industry standard . After a unit is assembled with options and rolled out the door, it's weighed , a shipping weight should be the number we "ALL" use as a dry weight . What we add to it is our business.
listed 2800 dry,with one slide , one more will be 300 lbs. or so .
That is Hosts estimate of a dry weight , at which point do they weigh it ???? add options to that number and you might be looking 3600 plus dry . A Lance DS 992 is 3800# with dry options. Now add all your stuff , for all aboard .
At one time wasn't Host not using wood inserts in the alum. frames ? Be careful if you buy a used one. Screws had nothing to bite into.
I know you are not new to rvs,just something to think about . With a family going in out, when you move to a "multiple slide floorplan" in a small footprint tc , sometimes you have to open the slides to gain access to enter the unit or use the facilities. If that matters,pick the right floorplan.
I find that the weights posted on the outside of the camper and inside the kitchen sink door to fairly accurate.
On my Everest, the base weight is listed as 3290lbs.The weight with options is listed as 4318lbs.
Actual weight with 20gallons of water and my stuff is 4850lbs. My weight can be as high as 750lbs more if I fill the tank to 70 gallons and add more stuff.The basement is rather large and you can pack a lot stuff in there if you want.
I planned for about 500 lbs of junk and about 500 lbs of water. According to Host, their weight as optioned is about 3,400 lbs. Then throw in propane and about 100 for batteries. I'm guessing about 4,600 wet ready to role.
Last year Host listed the weight of each option on their site, I don't see it now, but I bet Dave will send you a list of what each option weighs.
My optioned weight included propane and batteries. I have been in a Cascade and it is considerably smaller and lighter than the Everest
If it helps any, we had a Host Rainier on a 2005 Ford F350 dually diesel. Total weight with full fuel, packed for long trip, about 20 gallons of water was 13,480 on a CAT scale. I don't think we ever weighed that truck seperately.