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Old 06-18-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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Hi folks,

Wife and I are considering replacing our Adirondack 30' TT with a CT 32 GR TT. Can anyone tell me how to find out the weight of the unit after I add the options?

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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That's a "loaded" question, if you'll pardon the pun. It's difficult to actually determine the dry weight because it all depends on what options you chose. The dry weight indicated in the sales brochures is usually for a trailer with the standard option set. The only true way to get a dry weight after all the options are installed is to take it to a CAT scale and weigh it. If you are concerned that you'll be exceeding your TV's weight ratings, the easiest thing to do is to use the GVWR for the trailer as your weight because without a doubt you'll end up loading your trailer to that weight before long anyway.
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A scale, there are scales at almost every truck stop from coast to coast. Tell the dealer your taking a ride to the scales to weigh the rig before purchase, or have them do it for you and print the slips.
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If the unit is all ready at the dealers, have them show you the shipping invoice. That will give you the correct weight. You still will have to add for water gas food and other things that are important, like adult beverages

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As George said use the max weight. The RV will have the empty weight posted in it when it arrives but to know if you can tow it use the max weight.
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I just had mine weighted,I went from 6340 dry factory to 8430 ready for camp. This shocked me. Better than a ton.
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I just had mine weighted,I went from 6340 dry factory to 8430 ready for camp. This shocked me. Better than a ton.


Amazing how things add up when you're at the travelling/camping weight. As long as you're below the GVWR of the trailer, you're OK.I carry about a ton over the dry weight.
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Sounds as if you are concerned with towability....what are you towing with ?

The Cruiser, with it's aluminum and plywood construction, should be on par weight-wise with other trailers of the same size, or less. One of the reasons I purchased the Cruiser.

I have almost the same Trailer...we love it...tows like a dream with my 3/4 ton Yukon.
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The dry weight is 6340 but the gvwr 1080 so I'm safe there. I believe I'm in on all weights. Close but in. They had to put a new roof ,plywood and all on my camper so the dealer weighted it. I was in shock when I learned the true weight.
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Thank you one and all. You confirmed what I thought. Using the GVWR I am ok with my 02 F250 crew PS. Mygross with bothvehicles by the manual is 20,000. With the CrossRoads unit I will be fine. Again, thank you, Darrell
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