CCC, brochure vs actual

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RVXav

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Hi guys,

OK, I understand that the CCC advertised on the brochure is going to be different than the actual CCC based on options, propane etc... but I'm looking at a Wildwood 26DBUD trailer that is advertised for approx. 2600 lbs of CCC but I looked at the sticker on one of them and it only shows 800 lbs dry (no water tank full). Dry weight of the trailer (about 7000 lbs) is within 50 lbs of what's advertised on the website.

So, where did the 1800 lbs (2600 advertised vs 800 sticker) of CCC go?

There can't be 1800 lbs of options installed on that trailer. I don't get it.

GVWR also shows 7795 on the sticker, which lines up with the 800 lb CCC. According to the brochure, dry weight of 7000 lbs + 2600 lb CCC should have a GVWR of 9600 lbs!

I don't get it.

Has anybody run into this before?
 

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Isaac-1,

A "lighter" chassis or set of axles is not shown as an option on the manufacturer's website. Although that's the simplest explanation, that doesn't sound right...
 

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It would not be the first time an RV manufacturer took advantage of the "free to update specifications without notice" clause in the fine print.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Would have to see all the spec data for the actual trailer - can you snap a photo of the CCC rating placard? The CCC is essentially the difference between the UVW (empty or unladen weight) and the GVWR, so compare those to the brochure specs and see what changed. Lower GVWR suggests a lighter duty chassis or axles & wheels, while a heavier UVW suggests either a heftier chassis or more options/features.

One of the common problems with brochure or website specs is that they often get created when the model is in the planning stages and don't get updated to reflect production changes or features added later. They also tend to be based on the most stripped down variant, which may not actually exist. RV manufacturers too often specify "Mandatory Options" that increase cost & weight; you can't buy one without the Mandatories, but the brochure specs pretend that you can.
 
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scottydl

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Hard to say in this particular case... but the badge/sticker on the rig is the one that is accurate. There is a federal law behind that info.

In the brochures, manufacturers can probably print just about whatever they want... such as advertising only best equipped trailer with the most heavy duty upgrades, etc. There's probably some fine print somewhere with that disclaimer.
 

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Is it possible there was a change in models in different years?
I just looked at it online and i got 2600 lbs too.
Sometimes they change models and specs without updating all the info
 

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RV quality control at its finest. Did they at least get the right VIN on the sticker?

Definitely this... VIN will affect ownership records, registration, insurance, resale, and more. Possible legal problems down the road too if that isn't fixed by the manufacturer.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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The archives of the NHTSA are rife with recalls for incorrectly labeled RVs. Incorrect tire placards, weight labels, etc. Another example of sloppy workmanship, and not just in the cheap brands either. You would think that they would pay better attention to items that are violations of federal law and can result in hefty fines, but the evidence doesn't support that. Makes you wonder about the stuff that doesn't have the force of federal law behind it!
 
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