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Posted: 06/08/22 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

Skibane wrote:



Scamp lists a "dry" weight of 1750-2000 lbs. for the 16' model.

I would bet that the "wet" weight isn't far from 3000 lbs.

Add the weight of passengers and other personal items in the minivan, and they're probably pretty close to the 3500 lb. limit.

OTOH, Scamps are pretty aerodynamic, so at least they're minimizing frontal surface area and wind loading.


The 3500lb towing capacity does NOT include what you put IN the vehicle.

Towing capacity = how much the vehicle can pull behind it.

Payload = weight inside and on top of vehicle plus approx 15 percent of the trailer's loaded weight (aka hitch weight)

GCVWR = Vehicle's GVWR plus towing capacity.


Thank you for clearing up that common rvnet misconception!


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Posted: 06/08/22 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

@Rick Jay - you're right. The towing capacity IS affected by the tongue weight (hitch weight). I was simply pointing out that:

Towing capacity does NOT equal weight of trailer AND payload (which is a common misconception by folks).


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I'm deleting some off-topic posts in this thread. Reisender is our resident evangelist for electric vehicles, and his zeal often motivates him to take threads in directions they weren't intended to go... into an EV alternate universe.


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Been busy working on the real camper, leaving Monday. Will probably buy $5.00
gas at some point.

:-(

While replacing a tire, I found a second one ready to do the China-bomb thing…so I replaced the rest (cuss words).

Water tank Cloroxed, TPMS installed.

Opened beer and caught up.

One post was a shred ugly (discussing male anatomy)…unfortunately the bulge in my pants is NOT a wallet, so forgive me for thinking cheap).

One angle on this is DW or me occasionally camping for a weekend alone. She doesn’t drive, nor do the hitching. Another option that has emerged is JUST getting the mini van. Forget a TT to go with it. Who knows- fun discussing.

I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE PULLED A CAMPER WITH A MINI VAN…and, he’ll, making an EV work…we all like to mess with stuff.

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