Originally Posted by Apostle
John_C - The Dry Weight is 5135 and the Load Max is 2310. I'm not positive, but are these two numbers together the GWR?
1st, I probably should have said GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)... My apologies...
My trailer came with a book that explained the weights...
GVWR ............. 6095
(The same as listed on the trailer data plate)
Cargo ............. 2705
(Not on Data Plate) (This number [In my case] is affected by trailer Options*)
Dry Weight*.... 3390
(Not on Data Plate)
The * goes below the chart and says Dry Weight DOES NOT
include Options. The A/C, Stove, Heater, Larger and Dual Batteries, etc., are not included in the dry weight; therefore, my trailer could have close to a 500 lbs. of options Unaccounted for
. All this means is the Gross Weight Rating (GVWR) is the number to be your upper limit and it is best to weigh your trailer both loaded and empty (No Cargo, tanks empty, etc.) to know the real weights... After this, you will know what the trailer weighs and how much stuff you can carry and still be within the GVWR. Anyway, don't assume that adding these two (Load and Dry) will add up to your GVWR, although, they probably do, but if like mine
the Load would include the options onboard reducing one's assumed added weight... food, water, bedding, etc. The GVR is okay, but the actual Load needs to be reduced by the Options ... Therefore, actual weights tell the story...
Anyway, My truck's tow limit, is rated at a Max Trailer GVWR of 10,900 lbs., this means I am within the rated limits. The point I am trying to make is check the trailer data plate for the GVWR and check that this falls within the TV's Max Trailer GVWR (Max tow weight).
I hope this make sense... Good luck and I am sorry for the long winded answer to what you probably already know...