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Old 10-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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I'm looking at a used 2005 14ft Fun Finder, but am confused on the weight. The label on the right outside of the camper states 1,470 for GVW, is this the total weight of the camper? Or is the weight the camper can carry?

Looking at the brochure on this site it states the camper is 1,970, but I know this is just general. Is there a label anywhere in the camper that would state how much weight that specific camper is?

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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GVW or gross vehicle weight refers to the unloaded weight of the trailer. That means it doesn't include the weight of any 'accessories' like the batteries, propane tanks, awning, etc. It's not unusual for these numbers to be off significantly from what you would get if you took the trailer and had it weighed. A more important number is the GVWR or gross vehicle weight rating. This is the total weight that the trailer is rated to carry. It includes the trailer itself plus everything that is loaded on it and should never be exceeded. In this case it's 3150 lbs.
From the brochure the dry weight is equivalent to GVW and is 1680 lbs. The cargo capacity is 1470 so if you add them you get the GVWR of 3150 lbs.

Here's a link to a website that has pretty good descriptions of the terms and what they mean:
http://changingears.com/rv-sec-tow-v...derstand.shtml
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