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Thatgrimguy 05-21-2015 07:59 AM

Extreme BBQ Trailers weight
 
I'm buying a new RV in the next 12 months. The models I'm looking at all seem to max out at around 500lb of tongue weight and 5000lb of towing capacity.


I'm looking at the 8.5x20 standard Comp trailer. What's the rough weight of that trailer at delivery? I'm also interested in both the model above and below it depending on weight.

Big Ugly's BBQ 05-21-2015 09:24 AM

You will be close to the 5k max, my 7x18 is 3300lb empty....

Thatgrimguy 05-21-2015 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Ugly's BBQ (Post 3247140)
You will be close to the 5k max, my 7x18 is 3300lb empty....

That's what I assumed. I have to find a balance between weight, cost and quality.

With more quality comes more weight unless it has a LOT more cost.

Maybe the 7x16 will work as long as I'm careful on smoker selection for the porch.

Big Ugly's BBQ 05-21-2015 10:44 AM

I think the biggest key is whether or not you plan on permanently mounting your cooker on the deck. On my first Extreme, I rolled them out the door, securing them over the axles when we traveled. On this one, I opted to permanently mount them on the deck. The weight on the longer trailer, may affect the balance, front to back.

Fortunately both cookers weight about the same, doesn't throw off the balance at all.....

palmtreesmokehouse 05-21-2015 05:54 PM

What kind of truck are you towing that with?

Slamdunkpro 05-21-2015 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Thatgrimguy (Post 3247075)
I'm buying a new RV in the next 12 months. The models I'm looking at all seem to max out at around 500lb of tongue weight and 5000lb of towing capacity.


I'm looking at the 8.5x20 standard Comp trailer. What's the rough weight of that trailer at delivery? I'm also interested in both the model above and below it depending on weight.

That may be the bumper hitch, not an add on class 4 distribution hitch.

Thatgrimguy 05-21-2015 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Slamdunkpro (Post 3247670)
That may be the bumper hitch, not an add on class 4 distribution hitch.

Nice, that a good point, as long as I have enough room in the GCWR that should work. I wonder if the RVs I'm looking at have any chassis extensions that would make this unsafe? I'll definitely look into this.

sdbbq1234 06-12-2015 06:45 PM

RVs are mostly (if not all of them) using aluminum frame and studs. The manufacturer also takes a lot of consideration to having them properly balanced from the factory.

Most BBQ type trailers are built using steel.


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