LITE WEIGHT TRAILER

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by GPZ1100Z1, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. GPZ1100Z1

    GPZ1100Z1 New Member

    Does anyone have a suggestion on what kind of RV I could pick up for 15,000-16,000 that should not GVW of 5500 and could sleep 5-6 people (2 kids). I know I am asking alot.
     
  2. sp

    sp Senior Member

    LITE WEIGHT TRAILER

    John,

    I don't think that (the weight) is possible with a travel trailer. From what I've seen this is the smallest they make. Left column 19 1/2'.
    http://keystone-springdale.com/index.html?page=specifications

    My friend got one of these Keystones, 26' for $13K.

    You may have to look at a pop up unless others know of brands that make lighter weight models.

    Good Luck,
    Steve
     
  3. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    LITE WEIGHT TRAILER

    Are you sure your vehicle will really tow 5500 pounds? 1/2 ton pickups, which claim to be able to tow 7200 pounds in reality generally should be kept below 6000 pounds. So if the 5500 pounds is a dealer claim, there is a good chance it is inflated. From what I know of the Astro, I would not be surprised if it only can tow 4000 pounds, or even less, safely.

    This is bad news from a travel trailer point of view. As is mentioned above, a pop-up may be your only choice.

    As far as price, pop-ups are probably cheaper than travel trailers. In travel trailers, to get your price, you will probably need to buy used, or perhaps a new one which is 'last' year's model. For all practical purposes, you can treat a one year old model as a used trailer when bargaining for the price.
     

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