How much does a travel trailer weight?

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asked Jul 14 in Camping/RV by sunlightsw (1,130 points)
How much does a travel trailer weight?

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answered Jul 20 by LynnTerry (6,790 points)
The weight of a travel trailer ranges from 1,500 lbs to as much as 14,000 lbs depending on the size of the travel trailer.

Small campers weigh on average of 500 lbs or less for teardrop campers and for regular campers they weigh between 1,000 lbs, 1,500 lbs to 2,000 lbs to 2,500 lbs.

Larger campers can weigh between 2,500 lbs to 3,000 lbs and even up to 14,000 lbs.

Average weight of a small camper or teardrop: 600 to 3,100 lbs.

Vehicle to tow: truck, SUV, cargo van, minivan, or car.

Some small trailers can even be towed by cars, yet not over 1,500 lbs on average.

Campers that weigh under 1,000 lbs are.

    SylvanSport GO. Dry Weight: 840 lbs.
    Livin' Lite Quicksilver 8.0 and 6.0. Dry Weight: 994 lbs.
    Polydrop Camper. Dry Weight: 820 lbs.
    Go Little Guy MyPod. Dry Weight: 760 lbs.
    Meerkat Camper. Dry Weight: 920 lbs.

An average camper weighs around 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) of dry weight.

This refers to the weight of an RV without any liquids, passengers, or cargo.

For a more realistic example, you'll need to add one 500 pounds (680 kg) of gear and other weight.

When matching a trailer to a tow vehicle, a good rule-of-thumb is to keep the trailer's GVWR at less than 75 percent of the tow vehicle's trailer towing capacity.

So, if the tow vehicle is rated for a maximum of 6,000 pounds, the chosen trailer should have a GVWR of 4,500 pounds or less.

The average weight of a pop-up camper is around 2,000 pounds.

There is a wide variance among vehicles, from about 1,000 to 9,000 pounds, but as a general ballpark, the average dry weight of a camper trailer is 5,200 pounds.

Towed units, as opposed to self-driving units will weigh much less, but they also require a vehicle with the correct towing capacity in order to travel.

When pulling a camper trailer you can expect to get around 10 mpg to 7 mpg depending on weight of camper trailer and if you have any wind.

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