Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
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Dry weight recommendations?
We are looking at the possibility of buying our first travel trailer and hauling it with our 2015 PF SV. We've been looking at trailer models that have a dry weight of around 3,500 lbs. or less. Is that reasonable? I have a buddy who has some experience with hauling RVs who is telling me that leaving 1,500 lbs. for cargo is going to get me too close to the hauling limit.
A little more background: 99% of our camping is going to be at state parks and KOA campgrounds, where we won't have to haul water. The cargo will basically be food and drinks, clothing, camping gear, and our family of four.
BONUS QUESTION: When figuring out what weight I can tow, do I just look at the dry weight, or do I add the dry weight to the hitch weight? I asked some of these questions to the salesman at the RV dealer and got a lot of, "Don't worry ... you're fine!" with a big s-eating grin.
Last edited by SteveMM; 09-07-2016 at 09:28 AM.