GVWR for older travel trailer

Discussion in 'Towables' started by tarheel, May 19, 2006.

  1. tarheel

    tarheel New Member

    I have been looking at some very well-kept early 70's TTs and most do not have the GVWR anywhere to be found. Does anyone know where you can find such info? I called Komfort and they have not gotten back to me.

    For Terry and Komfort 19 to 20 footers.


  2. scrappypapa

    scrappypapa New Member

    GVWR for older travel trailer

    Empty your trailer. have it weigh. Add 500 to 750 for loaded trailer. see if this is a rating your tow vehicle can tow. Bob
  3. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    GVWR for older travel trailer

    You need to know the GVWR for any trailer you are going to tow. If you happen to overload it, you risk excess wear, breakdown or accident. And then you have extra risk from lawsuit.

    The 2 places I've seen it was on a plate fastened to the toungue, and on a label inside one of the cabinets. If you can't find the official GVWR for a trailer either on the trailer or from the manufacturer, don't buy it. Weighing it empty will let you know the 'dry' weight, and if you are careful about what you put into it you can avoid overloading your truck ratings. But you can only guess at the GVWR for the trailer and the penalties for guessing wrong could be unpleasant.

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