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Need advice on used pop up with 2000 wt limit
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:34:24 AM »
We own a 2005 Toyota Sienna LE, with a Tow limit of 2000 lbs.
We would like to buy a newer used camper than our current 1979 Jayco...
But we are having trouble finding newer models under 2000 lbs.
Suggestions?  Or does anyone know of a site that sorts pup's by weight?

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 12:07:07 PM »
My Palomino Pony 280 weighs around 1300 empty and well under 2000 fully loaded. My Jeep Wrnagler also has a 2000# limit. That's just one example. Most manufacturers have at least one model designed to be towed with under 2000# limit vehicles. Don't let any dealer tell you that you can tow a 2000# model, it's got to weigh less than 2000 # when you're done filling it up. Fleetwood has the Taos and the Neon, I know Viking has one model that fits the bill, maybe two. The're out there, just keep on looking. I looked at all the manufacturers online literature, marked down the ones that we could tow, then started our search. Good luck and keep us posted.

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:46:39 PM »
Yeah, keep looking.  Our first pup was a 1995 Skamper with 12' box and I think it came in under 2000 lbs.  How many people are going to be camping?  

When I first joined PUP, I didn't understand why people intentionally wanted to buy only an 8' or 10' box.  Then I realized that everyone's needs are SOOO different from mine.  I know it sounds stupid, but I have three kids and we'd go crazy with anything smaller.

Also, when you look up used values on NADA's site, it usually lists weight.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 02:22:29 PM »
Most older 8 foot and some 10 foot boxes (rarely a 12-footer once loaded) are under 2,000 lbs gross weight.  Forget having many amenities either due to the added weight of those.  My 8-foot 1993 Coleman/Fleetwood Roanoke weighs in at 1,345 lbs loaded.  A plain, simple 10-footer from around the same time period would probably weigh just a bit more than that.

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 07:03:18 PM »
You can upgrade the TV a bit and put a transmission cooler in it, that may beef it up some. As for the pup, keep looking and you'll find one. Good Luck, and welcome to PUP!

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 01:25:30 AM »
What is limiting you to 2000 LBS.  The tow guide rates that vehicle at 3500 LBS.  If you have a tranny cooler installed there is no reason you can't exceed 2000 LB.

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 09:50:12 PM »
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We own a 2005 Toyota Sienna LE, with a Tow limit of 2000 lbs.
We would like to buy a newer used camper than our current 1979 Jayco...
But we are having trouble finding newer models under 2000 lbs.
Suggestions?  Or does anyone know of a site that sorts pup's by weight?



A 2005 Sienna LE should be rated to tow up to 3500lbs and should have come standard with the tow prep package.. The only way I can imagine that you are limited to 2000 lbs would be the hitch that you currently have installed. Which sounds like a Class I hitch. Even Toyota's OEM hitch for the Sienna is a Class II and is rated at 3500 lbs.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 09:58:36 PM »
I think you could go to different manafacture web sites and look at the current models and I know that Forest River has keeped some of the same models for along time and the weights should be close.

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 02:31:52 PM »
I wanted to thank you all for your help!  The Jayco that we've got now was given to us two years ago free of charge, and it was our first camper; hence we did not have a camper when we bought the Toyota and did not get the tow package.  That is why we were limited. Nonetheless, we put in helper shocks, and we plan to add a transmission cooler to buy us a little wiggle room on that 2000 # limit, and hence we were able to purchase a 2006 viking epic yesterday!  Thank you all for your wonderful responses!
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