Published Date: June 15, 2021
Last Updated on November 29, 2022 by camper front
Whatever you plan on doing with a travel trailer, you must consider the weight and how large the camper is. These factors will ascertain where you intend traveling and camping with the camper.
It’s important to note that certain routes and camping grounds bear limitations on camper weight and sizes due to space restrictions.
But how much does a 20 foot camper weigh? Generally, a 20-foot camper weighs between 2700 pounds and 2900 pounds.
This size of a camper is very renowned as a result of the fact that it’s quite manageable; still, it gives numerous spaces for various amenities and many supply storages.
How Much Does A 20 Foot Camper Weigh?
As we earlier mentioned, a 20 foot camper weighs around 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.
Considering the recent developments made by the manufacturing of the travel trailers, it’s possible to see an unloaded 15-foot camper that weighs just above 1500 pounds and a 13-foot long camper that weighs just under 1200 pounds.
Nevertheless, the average weight of campers based on length is given. For instance, campers that measure 18 to 22 feet long have a weight that’s between 2,500 to 2750 pounds.
Therefore, a 20 foot camper averages approximately 2600 pounds dry weight. But this amount of weight varies by model and options. So, it depends on the brand and your choice of trailer.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned is for that of a dry camper. This means that it doesn’t include supplies, gear, luggage, and tanks filled with gas and water.
This is undoubtedly added weight; neither does it factor in any modification you wish to make if you plan any adjustment or customization.
That said, a fully loaded 20 foot camper is capable of weighing around 2,700 to 2900pounds.
This is because the loaded weight of approximately 1500 pounds is factored in, which on the other hand, will help to determine the general weight of the camper, plus if your vehicle is capable of towing it.
How Do You Calculate Camper Weight?
If you want to calculate the total weight of any vehicle, including the camper, you do it by using the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), which is the highest weight the trailer can permit.
Add the unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) to the net carrying capacity (NCC).
To clarify further, the UVW signifies how much the camper weighs when unloaded plus the NCC, which is the combined weight of every item loaded in the trailer.
This NCC is often made up of tools, gas, water and fuel, and other heavy tools like a generator and others that can add extra weight to it.
Another way of determining the highest weight of the camper, which is the GVWR is through the use of gross axle weight rating (GAWR). The GAWR is calculated as the general load the trailer’s axles can support without being damaged.
Once your vehicle effortlessly manages the highest possible GVWR of the camper, then there should be no fear of having issues, even when it is entirely filled up.
It is important to note that campers have different models or brands which weight may differ. Therefore, this article is specifically centered on the weight of 20 foot camper.
Hopefully, we have been able to bring to an extent your knowledge on the weight of a 20-foot camper, which will also help in your decision making in terms of the ideal trailer you require based on what kind of activities you want to engage it in.