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Old 09-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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Also check out the Heartland mpg. Heartland RVs

Our mpg 181 has a queen width (but not queen length) bed, one slide (kitchen), and a dinette that turns into a single bed. GW is 3800 pounds.
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Also check out the Heartland mpg. Heartland RVs

Our mpg 181 has a queen width (but not queen length) bed, one slide (kitchen), and a dinette that turns into a single bed. GW is 3800 pounds.
Hi, David

You took the words right out of my mouth!
I was looking at those only yesterday...they have aluminum frames, right?
I like the little tool at that site that lets you punch in your requirements, then takes you to a trailer that fits the bill
I can't tell from the site where the MPG is made- is that another Canadian trailer?

Thanks!

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No, the mpg is made right here in the USA, in Elkhart, Indiana. The frame is steel. We are pleased with ours.
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Thanks, David-

I can see why you're happy with it- it's a real beauty!

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We're giving some thought to buying a TT and I need to stick in the 3500lb GVW (dry) on it.
Nonsense. Manufacturer's advertised dry weight is nonsense, that is. Nobody other than transporters of new RVs drag around an unloaded trailer, and if those trailers include options such as AC, awning, propane tanks, etc. the dry weight will usually be understated. Ignore it. Use the trailer's GVWR as your weight criteria, and use actual scale weights to know what it weighs, loaded or unloaded or somewhere in between.

Those curt little R-Pod travel trailers have at least one model that seems to meet your requirements of one slide and queen-size bed and GVWR of less than 3,800 pounds:

http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/def...&series=RPODTT

But notice the lav and pottie take up all the room in the "bathroom", so to take a shower you sit on the pottie. That's better than no shower at all, but we enjoyed the full-size shower stall in our RV.

If your actual trailer weight limit is around 5,000 pounds, then here's one that I would prefer. One slide, a seperate shower stall and queen-size bed:

Winnebago (Sunny Brook) Harmony 18FBS (front bedroom with slide):
http://www.sunnybrookrv.com/DesktopM...iew&PortalId=9
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Nonsense. Manufacturer's advertised dry weight is nonsense, that is. Nobody other than transporters of new RVs drag around an unloaded trailer, and if those trailers include options such as AC, awning, propane tanks, etc. the dry weight will usually be understated. Ignore it. Use the trailer's GVWR as your weight
I know what you're driving at and the GVWR of the trailer gives you the absolute maximum weight that the trailer can/should weigh w/o exceeding the design of the axles. However, if you're at that point you've got a load of firewood filling the cabinets (based on the GVWR minus dry weight (ie possible cargo). What does seem to be a really good weight provided by most dealers is the 'wet' weight or 'certified weight' which is the actual weight of the trailer as it sits on the lot (A/C, and all options). .....then add about 500 to750 lbs for 1/2 tank of fresh water, LP, and 'stuff'. That seems to be the best information from dealers and throughout the web. At least that's what I've found.
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