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Offline peanut01

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« on: July 09, 2008, 07:45:20 PM »
Any suggestions on pop up under 2,000 pounds?


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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 08:03:59 PM »
Are you looking for new or used?


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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 08:35:53 PM »
Just curious, what type of tow vehicle are you pulling with?

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 11:22:32 PM »
Well several rules of thumb, and do you mean under 2000 lbs with all your gear, water, propane? Will you have AC? Fridge? Furnace? Hot water heater (all of which weigh a considerable amount an usually aren't included in the dry weight figures).

Most popups with an 8 foot box are under 2000 lbs, even when loaded. Most manufacturers have one.

Some newer 10 foot box pop-ups are under that too - Livin Lite 10.0, Palomino Real Lite (US model name is different). And in general many older popups weigh less. Do not even look at a hard side or high wall, or a popup with a shower - they will tend to be over.

Many older popups seem to weigh less than new ones. I think part of that may have to do with accessories.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 11:42:06 PM »
My 1996 Dutchmen "Duck" weighed in at 600 kilos (roughly 1300 pounds) when I took it to the weigh scale to be weighed for insurance purposes. It was empty, including no propane in the tank, and no water in the reservoir.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 11:28:32 AM »
My Fleetwood Yuma is rated at around 1500-1600 pounds empty.  I like to keep things simple and travel light so I suspect I'm pretty close to 2000 pounds loaded.  The Yuma is a 10-foot box.  It has a small fridge, 10-gallon water tank and a water heater.

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 07:21:40 PM »
New or used if in good condition.

We will be towing with a 2005 Saab 9-3. Specs state 2,000 tow weight.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008, 07:58:36 PM »
Just for fun, I looked up this car on the net and found that there was an available tow package and with that the limit was ...3500 lbs.

What you might do is call Saab or a dealer, and find out what was in the package. A transmission cooler is a good bet, maybe improved shocks, maybe beefed up electricals.

The good news is you can add a tranny cooler and improved shocks easily.

Only then would I think about towing something that weighs even 2000lbs. Many people here believ in a good margin for safety. I know my van is rated for 3500 lbs with tow package and even after a tranny cooler, I won't think of a popup heavier than 2000lbs (plus 500 pounds of gear).

The other factor you want to consider is drivability. More experienced hands than I will tell you that a short wheel base tow vehicle and a large long trailer add up to sway .

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 08:24:11 PM »
Our 08 Fleetwood Sedona is 1550 lbs with roof mount A/C, 3-way fridge, 10 gal water tank.  It is the 8ft model.  We also tend to pack light, but have a pickup truck to tow it with.  (Put most of gear in the back of the truck)  Hey Unstable Tripod, DW and I are leaving Sunday the 13th to be in Seattle (Spanaway) on the 26th, with the pup in tow, visiting family.  

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008, 08:53:04 PM »
Thank you for the info!

Loree


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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2008, 02:34:00 PM »
Hi Rob and Trish,

The weather up here is absolutely great right now.  You'll love it.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 05:51:32 PM »
Hello, I'm a pup-owner wannabe and have the same question... with a twist.

Our car (Volvo S40) has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs so I know that knocks out most options--even with a towing package.  I've browsed sites for Livin' Lite and Fleetwood Cobalt or Neon, but not sure these are large enough to graduate from tent camping?  (Though they are very cute!)

Here's the twist:  Our towing distance will only 2-3 miles from a storage facility to our own property, going about 35 miles an hour.  Instead of traveling to go camping, we spend occasional weekends doing light forestry work on our land and need an easier place to crash at the end of a long day.

Assuming we'd find a way to get the pup out there in the first place, is it reasonable to tow something a little larger (like the Fleetwood Yuma or Sedona)?  We are a family of three, plus a friend or two...


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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 09:57:29 AM »
Hi Loree and PineyWoods.  Have you looked at the Rockwood 1640 LTD?  It's around 1400 lbs.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2008, 12:04:33 PM »
Hey that looks like a great option.  I will check out that Rockwood more...

Also, I loved your photos and the ideas for storage.  Definitely looks like the way to go for us-- how long does it all take to set up and take down?  That's also a factor for us since we do short trips, sometimes only staying one night.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Sherri


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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 01:37:09 PM »
Quick Silver is a great light weight camper for a family,the camper has a aluminum frame and body.

 
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Edited by - You-And-I on July 17 2008  13:37:49
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