Originally Posted by jim22
I am new to the game of travel trailers so i just bought a 2005, 25ft starcraft with a weight of 5300 pounds but i saw a 32ft starcraft with a weight of 4700 pounds, how does a 5 or 6 ft shorter travel trailer weigh more? Just a note i have seen many longer travel trailers with less weight, what gives?
The type of materials used to build the trailer affect the weight. The quality of the components and the number of options affect the weight.
Dry weight is meaningless. My Teton weighed 3,000 lbs more than the listed Dry weight of the same trailer with no options.
Length of a trailer is not a good indicator of weight. Quality of the build has a greater affect. You say you saw a 32 ft trailer with a weight of 4700 lbs. When weighed by RVSEF my 33 ft Teton weighed 17,500 lbs with a pin weight of 4,500 lbs.