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Posted: 09/21/20 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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FWIW, our Big Country weighs 14,000 dry w/ max weight of 16,000. Fully loaded, we have 1,980 lbs of "stuff" for a road ready weight of 15,980! Whew!!

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Interesting... the dry weight went up by 1,000 pounds from 2015 to 2016, but the GVWR stayed the same. Looks like the dry weight stayed close to the same from 2016 to 2017, but the GVWR jumped by 1,000 pounds. Seems as though they realized there were some weight issues growing as the trailer became more updated and buffed up their weakest links after the 2016 model year.

That said, for the 2016, it's hard to tell what the 'options' were. Generator, residential fridge, larger awnings, cargo trays... the list goes on of what could have been considered options. Some of those larger items could have easily eaten up that 1,000 pounds.

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Posted: 09/21/20 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I checked out the build sheet for our travel trailer that was supposed to weigh 4,800 pounds. The options added over 500 additional pounds, an extra 10%. When you check an options package they can be heavy. They documented added weight for the bedspread, burner cover, pillows, entry steps, double pane windows, air conditioner, mattress upgrade and more. Many things added weight which one would have thought would have been standard.

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MFL wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

ACZL wrote:

FWIW, our Big Country weighs 14,000 dry w/ max weight of 16,000. Fully loaded, we have 1,980 lbs of "stuff" for a road ready weight of 15,980! Whew!!

Don't pack a lunch and thermos of coffee. You'll be maxed out! [emoticon]


Too much truck, not enough trailer![emoticon]

Kind of fun to say that![emoticon]

Jerry


LMAO but so very true!!


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After reading all the add-ons, I can see where the weight would add up. 550o generator with 10 gallon tank, Thermopane windows, Washer dryer and a winegard directv system.

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Our Landmark is 1300 over factory weight without the gen set at 14600 sticker dry weight

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My Pinnacle model has a brochure listed unloaded vehicle weight of 12,725. Loaded for a month long trip with a full fridge and freezer, full pantry, 1/3 full fresh water tank, a closet full of clothes, etc. it weighs 14,740, which breaks down to 11,620 on the axles and 3120 on the pin. The GVWR for my Pinnacle is 15,500 and it has the Dexter 7K axles. We don't have a generator but did have a Splendide washer/dryer installed on the nose which I think adds about 165 pounds. In addition, we have a 220 pound Reese Goose Box which replaced the MORryde pin. That added some weight as I'm sure the Box weighs more than the MORryde.

The point I'm trying to make is without taking it to a scales it's hard to say where it would light weight wise. Since you evidently don't own it yet weighing it loaded for a trip might not be possible. After accounting for the washer and the Goose Box I'm figuring we added about 1600 pounds, part of which is stuff I always carry like tools, sewer and water hoses, a couple of Dish portable satellites, extension cords, etc. It adds up quick and you would have to be judicious with what you add to stay within the CCC of 1492 pounds.


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