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Old 05-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Anyone notice that the CR website under the floorplan section for the 26BH shows the trailer dry weight @ 4919lbs. However the brochure shows the Dry weight of the same trailer @ 5760lbs?? Can anyone clairify the reason why.

This seems to be the case for all the trailers. The website vs the brochure are way different??
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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Not sure why - I would just go by the actual weight listed on your unit. Each unit is weighed at the factory - ours is noted inside a kitchen cabinet door. Big surprise - it doesn't match literature.
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I know when I bought mine, I taught it was listed at 4919lbs, but when I got my trailer, it was marked and weighted at the factory inside as 5783lbs. It all depends on the options you have in it...the more options you have of course the more weight the trailer will have.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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No trailer will ever cross the scales at the listed dry weight. For planning purposes go with the gross weight if you cannot get to a scale and find the actual loaded weight with all your stuff.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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A sudden thought (dangerous, I know)...
If you are looking and concerned about the weight, stop by a dealer and look at the model that interests you if possible...you can check actual weight and at least be in the ballpark to know if your vehicle will handle it (don't forget to add for gear, etc.). Weights vary by unit, but you should get an idea of accurate starting point.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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I was mostly just pointing out how the website dry weights are incorrect. Too bad Crossroads cannot make the same pubished weights throughout there docs. I understand a couple hundred extra pounds but when they are near 1000lbs out on the dry weight between published documents and reality I find this unacceptable.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #7
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I'm really surprise by the differences between the weights given! Even the Crossroads webpage is confusing. Someone had said their Slingshot 29 foot trailer only weights 4300 pounds - and I

was really surprised by this for a 29 foot trailer - since my 24 foot

Sunset Trails is 5050 pounds.

When I looked at the webpage from

Crossroads for this model, and it starts off and says "A 29'11" bunk

house trailer less than 4100 pounds!!!", which is a direct quote from

the webpage.
Then when I look at the Technical weight information, it has the following numbers:
<t></t><table><t><tr><th colspan="2">Weights</th></tr>



<tr>

<td>Dry Weight:</td>

<td>5203</td>

</tr>



<tr>

<td>GVWR:</td>

<td>7570</td>

</tr>



<tr>

<td>Carrying Capacity:</td>

<td>2367</td>

</tr>



<tr>

<td>Hitch Weight:</td>

<td>570</td>

</tr>



<tr>

<td>Axle Weight:</td>

<td>4633</td></tr></t></table>
I wonder where they get the 4100 pound number for this quote on the webpage!
Personally, I take the Dry Weight as the weight of the trailer - plus I know I add about 300 pounds of water to my 40 gallon FW tank. I would hate to think someone is towing above the specifications of their tow vehicle because the webpage/literature said 4100 pounds - when it ends up being closer to 7500 pounds!






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I prefer you to buy the model which you like because in web there are many dealers which provide lot of schemes and options to you.



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Old 07-18-2012, 10:09 AM   #9
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Found the same thing on the website. We just went for the higher weight that way you are looking at worst case scenario. I also agree with CruiserJoe go with the gross weight for planning.

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