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Matt22

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Posted: 02/17/14 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought my first weekend warrior. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the weights, I have a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe V-8 four-wheel-drive, but I don't know if that's enough truck to tow the trailer.

I do not understand tongue weight, axel weight, and GWR.

How much does a fully loaded weekend warrior FS2200 weigh?

Will my Chevy Tahoe be able to tow this? How much truck do I need? Will a Toyota tundra?

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Inside a kitchen cabinet should be a label that gives approximate dry weight and the GVWR.

On the right front corner outside should be a label that gives tire info and GVWR.

The GVWR is the maximum the trailer can weigh fully loaded.

What are the tow ratings of the Tahoe? It appears the Tahoe is rated to tow 6,500. Of course that was when it was new.
http://www.campinglife.com/tow-ratings-database/

Be aware that WW lied about the empty weights. Plan on it being heavier than the label.


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The ONLY way to know your weights for sure is to take it to a truck scale and weigh it and your tow vehicle. Have everything/everyone loaded up as if you were leaving for a 2 week trip. Once you weight everything at once on the scale you'll then have enough weight info to determine if you need more truck or not.

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Weekend Warrior's superlites had a GVWR of #9000 so I would think that you will be in that ballpark. Weekend Warriors are notorious for being heavy. I got rid of our FSC3200 for that reason. Its actual weight was much more than the advertised dry weight... always closer to #11,000, than the #7800 listed weight. I'm thinking you will want the Tundra at least.


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You should be okay, especially with a weight distribution hitch. What exactly are you going to put in it, that will dictate your total weight.


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All we are hauling are two banshees and some camping equipment.

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Oh, you're good man.

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Our first WW was an FB 22 and we hauled it one time with our 2004 Tahoe. It was a miserable experience. Bought a new truck the day after we got home.

Try it but I think you will find you need more than a Tahoe.


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Due to the relatively short wheel base of the Tahoe I've never known anyone that really enjoyed towing with one, most of the people I've camped with that had one upgraded shortly after.


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The SuperLites were right on the upper edge of 1/2t capable tow vehicles. It depended on how they were optioned and what you carried whether you needed a 3/4t. The issue was the tongue weight surpassing the TV axle capacity and receiver even with a WDH.

I had the full sized wide body FB2300 with plenty of options and it weighed over 7500 lbs when dry and empty with over 1000 lbs tongue weight.


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