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Author Topic: First trailer for a new Volvo XC90 T8 - 5000 lb wt limit  (Read 851 times)

keymastr

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Re: First trailer for a new Volvo XC90 T8 - 5000 lb wt limit
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2017, 06:59:28 PM »
The dry weight that is advertised in the trailer specs is almost always several hundred pounds less than the actual weight as delivered to the dealer. My new trailer had an advertised dry weight of 5400 pounds but weighed in at 6200 the day I bought it, brand new.

There is also the issue of frontal area which WILL be listed in your owners manual. The wind resistance from pulling a wall down the highway is far more stressful on your engine than the weight of the trailer and can cause you to overheat if it is exceeded. They test all these things and then write the manual so you do not have to guess. As a pilot you must be familiar with weights and engine performance so you are probably understanding that you need to be looking at smaller, lighter trailers or more capable tow vehicles. Yours might work for a trailer weighing 4000 pounds loaded but only with no passengers or gear in the vehicle besides yourself. The maximum tow weight can only be achieved with a flatbed trailer because it needs less tounge weight,(7%), and adds no frontal area to be pulled through the air.

Perhaps the hard sided A-liner style pop-up trailers would be a better match. Almost no frontal area but quite roomy when set up.

jesseo715

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Re: First trailer for a new Volvo XC90 T8 - 5000 lb wt limit
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2017, 08:13:17 PM »
The Aliner trailers look pretty cool.  Being the owner of another "5000 # limit" vehicle, I'd say you're also safe with R-Pod style trailers.  Fiberglass clamshells like Scamp, Casita, and Escape as well.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 08:16:21 PM by jesseo715 »
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Oldgator73

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Re: First trailer for a new Volvo XC90 T8 - 5000 lb wt limit
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2017, 08:21:14 PM »
The Winnie Drop 1710 has a GVWR of 3800#. You shouldn't have a problem with that.
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