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#1 5444

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:11 AM

During my research to purchase a camper, I found it very frustrating how some manufacturers either did not post weights, or they did not post accurate weights for their products. So my hope is that this could become a pinned thread and everyone who already has a camper can post what model/options they have and state their total weight for members who are currently researching. I realize this will not be totally 100% accurate due to different brands and types of options used, but it could be a good rough estimate of what people could expect their camper to weigh. I'll start off with my calculations.

2012 Hawk base weight 750 lbs

jacks = 100 lbs

Waeco cr 80 = 60 lbs

Furnace = 25 lbs

Hot water/shower = 70 lbs full of water

DSI = 0 lbs

Fantastic Fan = 4 lbs

Roof vent = 3 lbs

Screen door = 5 lbs

front window = 2 lbs

roof rack = 5 lbs

rear steps = 4 lbs

Rear floods (fluorescent) - 3 lbs

Aux battery = 55 lbs

Extra Battery = 55 lbs

Gas struts = 5 lbs

LED Int. = 0 lbs

LED Ext. = 1 lbs

awning rail = 1 lbs

Rear wall solar plug = 1 lbs

full propane tank approx = 20 lbs

full 20 gallon fresh water tank approx = 160 lbs

Grand total 1329 lbs

It should be noted that the above options weights came from FWC.
I am also assuming the above options with a 0 are weighing in at less than a pound.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

The day I picked my 2012 Hawk I took it to the scales and it was 1340 pounds dry, empty and jacks off.

Options: dual batteries, furnace, 110L compressor frig, Fanastic fan, second vent, arctic pac, fluorescent lights and screen door. I haven't reweighed fully loaded but I would think WELL over a ton.

These things aren't light when optioned out and loaded with people and gear.
Glad mine is on a 3/4 ton!
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yeah it all adds up, tack on driver/passenger weight, gasoline, gear, etc. and almost any vehicle under a 3/4 and larger truck will be over GVWR. Whether that bothers you at all is another story but don't kid yourself.
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FYI: I've got a bunch of extra 14ga wire in red and black. Its a thick jacket 41strand wire (likely MTW wire) verse typical 19strand automotive wire. It has good flexibility but factor in the thick jacket. I'll ship out 100' coils for $18 (I can go 50' of ea for that too) if anyone is in need of wire.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

I have a 2011 Eagle on a 2001 4wd Tacoma, I added a 4th leaf spring and airbag suspension. I have weighed my camper twice on my way to the woods being a worry wart (probably for good reason). My truck has a 5100 GVWR and I came in at 5600 and 5700 .....but the truck handled great and I was loaded up. 2 canoes on top #80. I have furnace, no propane fridge but installed an Engle (40 lbs?) 2 vents (1 fantastic fan) 22 gallon water tank full (I still don't believe it is 22 gal.... I measured it and divided by 231"/gal and it just ain't so)spare jack, 3 cases of beer (long trip :rolleyes: ),me, my wife and 70 lb dog. full 18 gal tank. food for 2 weeks, solar panel, 2 glass mat batteries, 5 gallons spare gas and 50 lbs of camping gear.
All I can say is we went through severe roads/stream crossings/beaver dams etc... truck did great... and I must say I have a new frame as well (recall) All in all I am beginning to feel confident (touch wood) that my truck can do it and probably a whole lot more. I have started saving for the day when I will get a Jeep truck (back in production this year 2013 with a small diesel and designed for where I go.
Best of luck and have FUN.... we are only here too short a time.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

This is old info., but may help someone. I would ask for the weight as optioned on any new build.

From FWC

Appliances and Options
Options and Weight in Pounds (lbs.)
Extended Cab-Over Bed = 25 lbs.
Mechanical Camper Jacks (set of 4) = 100 lbs (removable)
Jack Brackets Only = 5 lbs.
Swing-Out Brackets (Set 2) = 6 lbs.
Refrigerator 3-Way (1.9 cu.ft.) = 39 lbs.
Refrigerator/Freezer 3-Way (3.0 cu.ft.) = 65 lbs.
Furnace = 25 lbs.
Hot Water / Outside Shower Package = 50 lbs.
Electric Water Pump = 2 lbs.
Power Roof Vent Fan = 4 lbs.
Screen Door = 5 lbs.
8’ Side Awning = 40 lbs.
Aluminum Boat/Luggage Rack = 5 lbs.
Yakima Roof Rack System = 10 - 15 lbs.
Rear Wall Steps = 4 lbs.
Solar Panel = 15 lbs.
Rear Flood Lights = 3 lbs.
Arctic Pack = 4 lbs.
Porta-Pottie = 8 lbs.
Accessory Cabinet = 5 lbs.
Auxiliary Battery System = 40 lbs.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have a 2012 ATC Ocelot Shell optioned wth furnace, boat/luggage rack, fan, exterior led marker lights (6), king bed (76" x 77"), portta potti, and mechanical jacks. The marked weight is 700 lbs. I live too far from a scale to verify this weight exactly, but believe it is within 25lbs of being correct with the jacks off and the propane tank empty.

My truck is a 2010 Silverado 1500 ext. cab 4x4 with the 4.8l V8 engine, and HD trailering package. The marked net is 5400lbs, and gvwr is 7000lbs. I installed 2 batteries (Costco group 24 marine), battery separator, with 6 guage wiring in the truck, and use an engel mr40 as a freezer inside the cab. the batteries, separator, wiring, and engel weigh approximately 140 lbs. With the camper on the truck, and full gas and propane tanks, the truck weighed in at 6320 lbs. At this weight, I estimate we are between 100 lbs under gvwr to 200 lbs over when we travel, depending on gear we take, and how much water, beer, etc. is taken with us.

The truck handles the load well, but is noticed when on steep grades. The vehicles suspension is stock.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

With the camper on the truck, and full gas and propane tanks, the truck weighed in at 6320 lbs.


I assume no one was in the truck for this? (5400lb truck, 200lb for gas/propane, 700lb for camper = 6300lb)
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2003 Dodge 1500 quad cab 4x4 5.7L Hemi auto w/ ride rite air springs and 1999(2000?) Hawk

2007 Dodge 2500 quad cab 4x4 5.7L Hemi auto and slowly progressing build.

FYI: I've got a bunch of extra 14ga wire in red and black. Its a thick jacket 41strand wire (likely MTW wire) verse typical 19strand automotive wire. It has good flexibility but factor in the thick jacket. I'll ship out 100' coils for $18 (I can go 50' of ea for that too) if anyone is in need of wire.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yes, we stepped out of the truck for the weigh in.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:51 AM

Here is my info:

1998 Chev Z71 1500 w/o Tail gate - 5466 lbs (with out driver/ 1/2 Tank fuel) - 6600 GVWR

2010 Hawk Empty - No Water (Furnace, Hot Water, Outside Shower, Flood lights, Awning, Stove, 1 x Batt) - 1386 lbs

Truck/Camper Fully Loaded for a 4 Day 3 Night Excursion with 2 x German Shepherd, 1x Lady Friend (I don't dare ask how much she weighs.) = 7854lbs (with occupants and 1/2 tank fuel) (Approx 500lbs of that is human and canine)

I installed Ride Rites prior to mounting the camper they seem to do a great job. I have 50lbs in both bags. The truck seems to handle the load fine. I have always ran E rated tires. I am currently sporting Goodyear Silent Armors. The biggest difference I find is climbing hills. I am getting between 14 - 15 Mpg at around 110 - 115 Km/hr or 68-72 Mph. Took the truck down some logging roads with no issues. So far so good.

I would like to get as much out of this truck before I go to a 3/4 ton simply to save some $$$. Stopping has not been an issue ... yet.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

I think the most dangerous issue with overloading is the tires.
That is what is going to give you the most grief and you are on the right track with the load range E.

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