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Old 07-28-2017, 02:24 PM   #29
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I do wonder how much those trailers weigh being pulled by those cars, I bet they are SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT trailers.
I just googled- here an example:

Opal 650 SFD


Total length cm 861 Body length cm 727 Useful length cm 660 Total width cm 250 Maximum height cm 262 Headroom cm 195 Number of berths 4 Bed size in front cm 164/151 x 230 Bed size in rear cm - Bed size in centre cm 150 x 200 Bed size of bunk cm - Permissible overall mass kg 2000 Own weight kg 1700 Basic equipment kg1 40 Mass in running order kg2 1740 Payload 260 Floor / roof / wall thickness 47 / 47 / 31 Tyres 185/65 R 14 Single / double axle double Awning size cm 1117
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:55 PM   #30
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This converts to about
Maximum height cm 262 8' 5/8'' high
Total width cm 250 8' 1/4''
Total length cm 861 28' 1/4" long

Permissible overall mass kg 2000 4400 pounds (max loaded weight?)
Own weight kg 1700 3740 pounds (trailers weight?)
Basic equipment kg1 40 88 pounds (Wet? seems low)
Mass in running order kg2 1740 3828 pounds (total weight wet?)
Payload 260 572 pounds (amount you can carry?)

If those equate roughly to US...that's a fairly hefty trailer for a flipping Golf!!

28 footer @ 4400 pounds isn't out of line here....wonder if I can tow it with my Chevy Cruze ?

No wonder they mandate all of the weight distributions mods be standard.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:26 PM   #31
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I towed our 26' TT with a Ford Expedition and found out quickly that it was not a good idea. Now tow with a Ram 2500 and dont know the TT is behind me. Never will use an SUV for towing past the driveway again.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:47 AM   #32
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This converts to about
Maximum height cm 262 8' 5/8'' high
Total width cm 250 8' 1/4''
Total length cm 861 28' 1/4" long

Permissible overall mass kg 2000 4400 pounds (max loaded weight?)
Own weight kg 1700 3740 pounds (trailers weight?)
Basic equipment kg1 40 88 pounds (Wet? seems low)
Mass in running order kg2 1740 3828 pounds (total weight wet?)
Payload 260 572 pounds (amount you can carry?)

If those equate roughly to US...that's a fairly hefty trailer for a flipping Golf!!

28 footer @ 4400 pounds isn't out of line here....wonder if I can tow it with my Chevy Cruze ?

No wonder they mandate all of the weight distributions mods be standard.
now imagine that with a front wheel drive - trust me- they do that!
but on the good side (or bad...) they're restricted to 60mph, which actually makes them to hate- objects on the German Autobahn, out of known reasons.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:17 AM   #33
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Watched an RV Geeks youtube video on RV'ing in Scotland. Most of it was about motorhomes (also tiny) but there was a few clips of tiny cars pulling fair-sized trailers - single axle right in the center of mass. Different to see them in motion. I'm pretty sure I could pick up the tongue fairly easily. I'm also pretty sure my pickup truck is too long by itself for the campsites, let alone the trailer.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:56 AM   #34
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jonnyaiks- they buy extra dollies to push the camper sideways into the camp site, because it's too tight to drive it in.
I'm from Europe and the camp sites are so tiny and so cramped, I never understood, how someone could enjoy camping at all. Plus- the campers have no slides and rarely air condition! there are even campground policies which prohibits the use of a/c because of the noise. And you can be lucky to get more than 16 amps on a camp site.
The point is- if you don't know it other way, how it could be, you don't care- you adapt and this is normal. everything else is just beyond imagination and sounds strange. As I talked to my buddy and showed him pictures of my rig- first thing he said: I did not know, that you have a commercial CDL license! yes- my rig would be longer than the legal transfer truck length in Europe! 18m is limit. and also max total weight of vehicle and camper is 3.5t, or you have to make a separate driver's license. Or if you have an old one, you can go up to 7.5 tons. It's so restricted there, that you really got to love camping to deal with all the regulations.
I was actually afraid going camping here, but as I found out, how easy it is, here in the US, I believe in the freedom it gives you. Yes- one more reason to say: god bless America!
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