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Old 02-26-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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1996 Travel Supreme 40RLTSO pin weight

My stepson has asked me to move a 1996 Travel Surpreme 40RLTSO triple axle trailer he purchase in Oregon 120 miles north to a lot he has on the Columbia River. It is all flat traveling and the trailer is empty.

I can handle up to about 3500 pin weight.

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Welcome to iRV2.com. I'm sure you'll hear much more shortly.

A bare bones model (according to NADA Guides) weighs 14,500 #'s. The NADA Guides doesn't specify the GVWR for that model. It depends what is in it as far as options. I assume otherwise it is empty.

At 14,500 #'s (using 20% of trailer weight for pin weight), you are looking at around 2900 #'s pin weight. Even if you add another 1000 #'s to the trailer weight, that still only adds 200 # to pin weight. You'll probably be OK.
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A bare bones model (according to NADA Guides) weighs 14,500 #'s. The NADA Guides doesn't specify the GVWR for that model. It depends what is in it as far as options. I assume otherwise it is empty.

At 14,500 #'s (using 20% of trailer weight for pin weight), you are looking at around 2900 #'s pin weight. Even if you add another 1000 #'s to the trailer weight, that still only adds 200 # to pin weight. You'll probably be OK.
My only concern is that in pictures I have found the three axles appear to be biased to the rear of the trailer. We have to drive 5 hours to get to the pickup site. Here is a video of a like trailer. http://musikadisco.com/videos/ver/19...mv;3_sez4TGsEA
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My guess is that you're probably looking at 4,000 lbs pin weight.
That thing's gonna be heavy. I personally wouldn't set it down on anything less than a dually, but if you're going to just make a short tow on flat terrain, you might be OK assuming you have some good strong E rated tires. JMO
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pin wt.

I have 2001 40' TS and pull it with a Volvo 730. I didn't think I had much in it but it weighs 20k. Pin wt is at least 3500 lbs. 3/4 ton pickups in various rv facilities groan under the strain.
Ask Mark Bruss on the Escapees HDT forum. He also has one.

I hope you are not going far or have any hills to deal with. Make sure brakes are set up.
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Well at this point we are looking to get it delivered the 126 miles. Thanks Chris
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Well at this point we are looking to get it delivered the 126 miles. Thanks Chris
Probably the smartest approach......
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Well, we had it delivered yesterday and got it set up. Spent several hours fixing issue and making a list of needed items. Chris
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BTW, if anyone has a similar 1996 M-40RLTSO(or other year) that can provide some info that would be great.

GVWR?
GAWR?

Fresh Water Capacity
Black Water Capacity
Grey Water Capacity

And any other details, as the placard is not readable!

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40' info

Well, isn't this your lucky day.
TS made a top notch unit...you don't see many for sale on RVOnline.

Here is info
On my Canada Certification Label

GVWR 9035 kg -19,900 lbs
GVWR ( front to rear) 2769 kg don't know what that means but others will.
UVW- unloaded vehicle wt 14950 lbs
Fresh water wt 85 gallons @ 8.3 lbs/gal - 706 lbs
Lp gas 18.8 gallons @4.5 lb/gal - 85 lbs

Tire pressure is 448 kpa, that was for the tires I had before, 80 lbs I think. The suspension was upgraded to H rated 17.5's @ 110 psi.

My trailer has 2 -40 lb propane cylinders so not sure how that may or may not change info.

The other items asked for are around, I just need to locate them and post them when I do.
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