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Left_coast*9

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Howdie folks....We're thinking hard about buying a new camper….it's been fun and eye-opening shopping for a new, or new to us, camper. Definitely leaning toward NEW, but if we buy a used one, it will be no older than '05. We want a camper with a dinette-only slide, so no full-wall slides, and no double slides ($$, heavy). All the Arctic Fox, Lance, and many other campers we like are just too dang heavy for our truck. Most of their dry wieghts are 3300 lb and above. The AFs are really gorgeous, but just too heavy for my truck. There are many nice campers out there (please don't feel offended if your camper is not on our list). For us, the short list includes the following:

Eagle Cap 950,
Host Rainier Single Slide

Still in the running but on the second tier list are:

Alpenlite Cheyenne
Okanagan (96DB)
Snow River 810, 96, and 102RK
Lance (maybe a nonslide?)

We DO NOT want an onboard generator, but DO want A/C.
I have a '97 Dodge 2500HD Club Cab SRW 4WD LB gasser (360)...8800 GVW. Suspension, etc. has been beefed up significantly with extra leaf springs, Super Springs, Firestone airbags, dual Bilstein shocks all around, Front Brembo brake upgrade, Rear Sway bar and BFGs with 3400+ lb. capacity each. The kicker is that the truck has a 3" lift, so it's a bit taller than stock. Currently we own '94 Weekender, and it's a heavy beast too, but probably only around 3200 to 3300 lb. real-world wet weight. When I am all loaded up for a 4-day weekend trip with water, propane, supplies, etc., the camper weighs 4,000. The truck does fine, but I don't want to go too much more than this.
Please, no flaming from the weight police.

So please help! What are your real-world weights for those of you who own or have owned the EC 950 or Host Rainier campers? How about you late-model Snow River, Okanagan, Alpenlite, and Lance slider owners? Have your sticker weights ready, I want to compare the wet weight on the back of our campers to fully loaded up weights. Please report the following:
1) Year and model camper
2) Camper-only weight that you have personally verified via scale or other means (not from a sticker on the back of your camper),
3) Whether your number is WET or DRY, and WITH or WITHOUT: GENERATOR and A/C, and whether the camper is full and ready for a camping trip or not. Just trying to make this easy. Report what you want, and the data you have.
4) Wet weight posted on the sticker back of your camper. It's ok if it’s a dry weight, just clarify.

Any thoughts on how to make the data more valuable to users is welcomed, however let's not make this too complicated.

I'll start:
'94 Skyline Weekender 910:
~4,000 lb, wet, no gen or ac, loaded up ready for a long weekend of camping.
Sticker says: 2800 wet.

Thanks and happy truck camping!

PS: Definition of WET: With options, Fresh water tank full, propane bottles full.


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2007 Eagle Cap 950, EU2000i, dual Trojan 6V T105s, pretty well loaded

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Ihave not got a clue as to what the weight of my rig is it is a 2003 f250 psd 4by4 long bed extended cab with a 2007 Arctic fox 811 4by 8 ft back porch and 3by 6 ft frount rack both aluminum

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With what I have loaded in the camper for a weekend, I come in at about 10,200 lbs. I'm a touch over weight, but most here are over weight, like it or not.


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2001 Bigfoot 2500 9.6,

Weight as weighed at the factory = 2501 lbs.

Weight with 2 full propane tanks, 2 batteries, 50 gallons fresh water,
80 watt solar, stocked with everything but food = 3300 lbs.

Good luck in your camper choice!


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06 F350 4x4 diesel.
06 Lance 1181 w/air and options

13,260 lbs loaded for a weekend.

truck alone is 8340


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Thanks everyone, keep 'em coming!

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Posted: 09/25/06 01:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My lightest measured weight is 10,800# --- heaviest is 11,400#.

Truck alone (w/driver) is about 7500 pounds.

Net WET Camper weight varies from 3,300# to as much as 3,900#.


(the 3,900# number includes one extra passenger and extra gear on a front hitch carrier. So, the actual camper weight is less, possibly 3,600 to 3700#).


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With all the extras and ready to camp our EC950 is at 4050 out the door. Once you add all of the little extras that the factory hangs on the rig and your units options you have a lot of weight.

Eagle Cap Owners group for more info


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I have a Lance 961 w/slide 2001. truck/camper 11,300 pretty well loaded but I know I've been more.
Wet weight says 3320 on the back my bet is that I'm around 3800 - 4000 lbs.
I only have a small dinette slide.


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Posted: 09/25/06 05:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2005 Ford F-350 DRW diesel, Lance 2005 1121 with dinette slide out. Fully loaded with two adults, all fuels, 1/2 fresh water, empty black and grey, all clothes, food, etc. etc. weighed 13,140 at our local gravel pit. Truck is rated for 13,000 so we're pretty close.

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