1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by chuckmccall, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. chuckmccall

    chuckmccall New Member

    I am thinking of buying a 17' 1979 Shasta. Does anyone know the approximate weight of one of these older models? I have a V6 pickup I plan to use for towing. I have also looked at a 18' 1971 Snowy Mountain Smokey but the Shasta has several new items added.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

    Best thing to do is run it across a truck weight scale to find the true weight. What make is your v6?
     
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

    While CNash is right, there should also be a plate somewhere in the trailer that lists the gross weight rating. That too is important.
     
  4. chuckmccall

    chuckmccall New Member

    1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

    I have a Dodge Dakota with a 3.9L V6. Specs say it can tow up to 2500lbs.
     
  5. sp

    sp Senior Member

    1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

    Chuck,

    Check out these folks on Yahoo, they may have the exact weight.

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VintageShastaClub/

    My 76 prowler is 24.5' and is ~6,800lbs. I'm thinking yours may be in the 4,500 to 5,100lb range but we'll see.

    Steve
     
  6. sp

    sp Senior Member

    1979 Shasta 17' -- Weight?

    Forget what my guess for the weight was. I didn't take into account that the 17' may only be a single axcel so it would weigh less. :blackeye:
     

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