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Old 01-14-2018, 01:39 AM   #15
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UVW (UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT) Sometimes referred to as “Dry Weight,” UVW means the weight of this trailer as built at the factory. The UVW, as used in product literature and other promotional materials, does not include cargo, fresh water, options or dealer installed accessories.

A vehicle's actual weight is the gross vehicle weight, or GVW. Not to be confused with GVWR, which is the trailer manufacturer's certified weight limit for that trailer.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:26 AM   #16
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OK folks, all these different weight terms are about to make minds explode. The only ones that you need to follow and not exceed are the GVWR(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and the GAWR(Gross Axle Weight Rating). If you stay within those limits things will be just fine.

Now, as to FastEagle, keep in mind that he does not engage in conversations. He will hide behind legal requirements and manufacture specifications and never say what he really thinks. Go ahead and ask him a direct question requiring a personal recommendation or answer. You will be waiting for a long time for that answer.

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Old 01-15-2018, 07:00 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by ChristyFord View Post

Also, when looking at specs I see "hitch weight" listed, is that a separate weight or is that included in the dry weight? Or is that meaning what the tongue weight would be if you towed it as-is?
My ADD kicked in before I got through the arguments so I don't know if it was answered or not but if not here's my answer to your question.

The hitch weight is a part of the whole trailer weight and can vary even if the weight of the trailer - including its cargo - stays the same. It can vary because the cargo can be distributed to different parts of the trailer. Hope that helped.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:57 AM   #18
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Need to back up to the OPs original question. The "dry weight" or GVW does include the fridge and A/C, as long as they were not additional add-ons. They were taken into account at the factory ratings. Now, if you order your standard TT and request a 2nd A/C be added, you have to add the weight of the 2nd A/C to the "dry weight" to make sure you do not go over the GVWR of the TT. Which means you may have to leave those extra pairs of jeans and your favorite beach chair behind, lol. I agree with others in that you should always have enough TV to pull the RV at maxed out GVWR so that you don't have to concern yourself. Let your limiting factor be the GVWR of the RV, not the combined GVWR of the whole rig.
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