Did your trailer weigh more or less than you expected?

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Did your trailer more or less or what you expected?

I had it about right
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It weighed less
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Did your trailer weigh more or less than you expected?

Postby 2bits » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:39 pm

Just wondering how people's estimations came out AFTER the project was built. It's not a value judgment on your estimating "skills" so lets be honest, :lol:

I over estimated my weight, no adverse effects, just thought it would weigh more. I might be wrong if I ever get it weighed at a weigh station.
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Postby tinksdad » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:53 pm

Came in about 50 pounds heavier than I expected. Still can't figure out where it came from.
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Postby 2bits » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:01 pm

Wow 50lbs? That's a pretty good margin of error, I woulda thought I got it right on the money if I was that close! LOL Good job~
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Postby Jst83 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:16 am

At 1720 lb's it was still lighter than I thought it would be, it's built like a tank and I figured it would easily top 2,000
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Postby Arne » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:37 am

I was thinking under 1,000... came in at 1,200.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:28 pm

Arne wrote:I was thinking under 1,000... came in at 1,200.


Same here, I figured 1000 and it was 1150
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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:18 pm

I thought maybe 1200 to 1500 lbs.
Put it on the scales yesterday after we got back from IRG, but before unloading. My little trailer :lol: :lol: weight in at 1900 lbs. More than I thought it would be............
OH well, still love it anyway.


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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:33 pm

Mine weighs 1340, with a normal load. I was hoping for 900. ;)
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Postby 2bits » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:31 am

I want to get mine "Officially" weighed now... I think I will do that once the oven cools down, I just don't see with what I am hearing how mine can be 800, but thinking about the materials it seems possible, just not comparing to others. I think doing the 3/4 plywood only walls maybe helps the weight, I dunno.
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Postby mechmagcn » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:14 pm

I was expecting around 1200lbs. and once weighed, it was a little over 1600.
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Postby len19070 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:03 pm

The only Trailer I've ever done that I checked weight on was a restoration of a Totaled 1966 13' Scotty.

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I did about as dead on restoration as I could with 1 exception, an EPDM roof.

I knew that may have been a "Few" lbs more...maybe 15 or 20.

But the trailer came in at over 100lbs more than the Manufactures Original weight.

The only other single thing I can think of that would have been a major part of this weight was Paint.

Just a guess though.

Still at under 1100lbs I think is Pretty Good.

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Postby tonyj » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:58 pm

I refuse to weigh mine--as a southern gentleman, I feel it is indelicate to ever mention age or weight. Yeah, I stick with that one.
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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Jst83 wrote:At 1720 lb's it was still lighter than I thought it would be, it's built like a tank and I figured it would easily top 2,000


I figured mine at 1,700 # but Scotts is built sturdier than mine and almost the same size... soooooo I need to get mine weighed...
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Postby aggie79 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:51 pm

Original plan - 1100-1200#. Revised estimate - 1300-1400#. If I ever get it done, I'll weigh it and respond to the poll. (I'm hoping for around 1200-1300#.)
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Postby zipz71 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:04 pm

Original plan was under 1000lbs
current weight 985 lbs
so that ain't gonna happen, but I'm probably less than 100 lbs from completion
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