Published Date: June 15, 2021
Last Updated on November 29, 2022 by camper front
How much does a 30 ft bumper pull camper weigh? Generally, an average 30 ft bumper pull camper weighs approximately 5,200 pounds.
This is a question that has been disturbing most camper lovers because there are numerous kinds of campers, and in the same way, their weight tends to differ.
It’s worth noting that the above weight is based on the dry weight of the bumper pull camper, which is to say that there are other things that should be considered in order to know its overall weight.
In this article, we will be looking at the weight of a 30 ft bumper pull camper and other things you need to know about this travel trailer.
How Much Does a 30 ft Bumper Pull Camper Weigh?
As we earlier discussed, the average weight of a 30 ft bumper pull camper is approximately 5,200 pounds. However, when putting into consideration other factors, it can weigh close to 5,500 pounds.
Again, there are different kinds of bumper pull camper models, and most carry different weight altogether.
But putting everything into consideration, a 30 ft bumper pull camper weight should be within the range of 5,800 to 7700 pounds.
It’s vital to consider the fact that many travel trailers aren’t precisely 30 feet in length. However, several dealers often conclude it around 30.’
On the other hand, most travel trailers that constitute the 31’ are, obviously precisely, more than 32’ in terms of length.
Without further ado, we have drawn up the weight of various 30 ft bumper pull camper.
See them below. They’re as follows;
- The Catalina SBX 261BH 2018 model stands at 30.25 ft, with a weight of 6,198 pounds.
- The Catalina SBX 261BHS 2019 model stands at 30.30 ft, with a weight of 6,198 pounds.
- The Keystone RV Passport 2670BH Grand Touring travel trailer stands at 30 ft, with a weight of 5344 pounds.
- We have the Aerolite 2520RKSL 2017 model, standing at 30 ft, and weighs about 5,206 pounds.
- We have the Aspen Trail LE 26BH 2020 model, standing at 30.8” ft, and weighs 5,630 pounds.
- There’s also the Aspen Trail 2610RKS 2019 model, which stands at 30.25 ft, with a weight of 6,374 pounds.
- Finally, we have the Kodiak Ultimate 279RBSL, standing at 30.67 ft and weighing approximately 6,374 pounds.
The above is the weight numbers of the different bumper campers you need to know. However, there are certain factors that affect your camper’s total weight, two factors to be precise.
We’ve decided to highlight them so as to enhance your broader understanding of the topic.
What Factors Influences a Bumper Pull Camper’s Weight?
Camper’s Construction Kind: We have two main kinds of campers; one is aluminium-made, while the other is fiberglass-made. Each of them has its upside and downside. Below are little details about them;
1. Aluminum-made Campers
This is the less expensive of the two, yet, it doesn’t make it the least bad. Although it is fragile and easily prone to damage, unlike fiberglass yet, its damaged part can easily be replaced, as well as easy to find.
Its disadvantage is that it always possesses wooden frames, which makes it very large, and could directly affect your gas mileage, as a result, added to the fact that it can strain your truck and its transmission ability.
2. Fiberglass-made Campers
This camper construction type is made with a fiberglass exterior that has smooth exterior sidewalls. It is widely regarded as better and last longer than the previous.
This is because, though it is light in weight, it still possesses an aluminum metal structure that lasts longer and capable of holding up to different rocks that it may encounter, including other things that may result in future damage.
Fiberglass campers feature a smooth surface, which makes them easier to wipe. Also, it remains clean and shinier than aluminum. And in due course of time, they possess a better resale value because of their durability.
The outer surface of the fiberglass shows that the interior makeup of the camper is molded out of aluminum piping rather than out of wood, which implies better mileage of gas.
3. Liquid & Additional Gears
Your camper mechanism contains fluids that increase with speed, hence contributing a crucial amount of weight to what your camper originally weighs.
Keg water weights 8pounds, while your average trailer carries almost 48 gallons of freshwater. This means that your water tank will add close to 400 pounds to your camper in terms of weight.
Other materials can add more weight to your camper. Materials like; space heater, air conditioner, a generator that powers the whole trailer, clothing, food items, kitchenware etc.
Knowing the factors that contribute to or influencing a bumper pull camper weight, let us conclude by briefly highlighting the vital weight terminologies and definitions that you need to familiarize yourself with, which will also help you know about. They include;
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight
- Dry Weight
- Cargo Carving Capacity (the highest weight your cargo and gear should carry)
- Gross Combined Weight Rating