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Old 07-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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Weights on the T320 SR

I was talking with JohnB the other night and the subject of trailer weight came up. I told him that I had read a dry weight of 6,380 on the sticker on the 320 and he said it sounded light. I know we looked at SEVERAL campers at that time, so I may have been wrong on that figure.

I was perusing craigslist today and found a nice T 320 SR for sale. In the description, was the following information:

"Base Unit Dry - 6380 lbs.
Axle Dry – 5605 lbs.
Stock No: 17343 "

The Sunline is listed on THIS page...

I know that the GTW weight is 10,000 lbs. on this trailer. That would leave Kitty 3,620 lbs. to play with, when stuffing... I mean loading the trailer..

6380-5605=775 lbs. Is the 775 lbs. the tongue weight?
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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OK, so that means that my tool box/tools don't have to be transferred to the truck Actually, I might be able to get a few more Really, how does he expect me to survive without my tools, doesn't he understand that I just never know WHEN I might need to do a mod or fix something

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OK, so that means that my tool box/tools don't have to be transferred to the truck Actually, I might be able to get a few more Really, how does he expect me to survive without my tools, doesn't he understand that I just never know WHEN I might need to do a mod or fix something

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Stick to your guns, Kitty!!!!

I don't tell my DW what all is packed in the trailer and truck. She's content that her clothing and our food and cooking gear is there. What she doesn't know (in this case) doesn't hurt her a bit....

(And I'd pack the drill press if I thought I could hide it in the back of the pantry!)
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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I did some digging and found something to quench my suspensions……. This Saturday when you take a picture of the weight sticker in side the camper, well then we will know.

There are catalog dry weights and then there are Unloaded Vehicle Weights the day it left Sunline.

Here try this. This is a hunt and peck to find which one of the archive Sunline web site still work…. But I found this

A 2003, T320SR has a catalog dry weight of 6,380# with a dry tongue of 755. This fits where ever you found those set of numbers. Are you sure it was from the weight sticker or a catalog?

Anyway here look. http://web.archive.org/web/200210081...oom/T320SR.asp

The T310SR and the T320SR have a lot of similarities and some differences.

Now while were at this, let’s look at my T310SR. Here in 2003 it is listed as 6,745# dry weight with a 895# tongue. http://web.archive.org/web/200210081...oom/T310SR.asp

OK now to 2004, The T320SR has a dry weight of 6,810# with a 825# dry tongue. H’mm, OK what changed in 1 year to be 430# heavier on GVW and 50# on the tongue?
http://web.archive.org/web/200308131...=130&prdctid=3

And now the 2004 T310SR which I have. It lists out as 7,150# dry weight with 950# tongue. This is 405# heavier on GVW and 55# heavier on the tongue.
http://web.archive.org/web/200310041...=144&prdctid=3

So both models gained weight in that one year. WHY? Good question. Did they actually change something worth 400#? What? that’s a lot.

OK now lets look at my 2004 weight sticker to compare to the catalog.


The T310SR weight sticker says 7,142#. Which is 8# lighter then the 2004 catalog dry weight oddly enough. Scissor jacks and spare tires are options above dry weight most times.

So what does this all mean? Well in both years the T310SR weighed more then the T320SR oddly enough. In 2003 the T310SR weighed 365# more then the T320SR. In 2004 the T310SR weighed 340# more then the T320SR.

I thought for sure with the bunks and rear bath the T320SR would weighed more. But not so. So by the catalogs your camper is just lighter.

Still wonder what the 400# weigth gain in 1 year was regardless of which TT.

Now what does this all mean? Well JohnB learned something new, once again on SOC. Miss a day you miss a lot…

And Kitty gets to have 400# more tools loaded since she can use the, “Hey we have a 2003 not a 2004, I have 400# more room….” And by what I saw her pull out of the front cargo hole in June, it just kept coming and coming and coming…. Well I think you can just about rebuild most anything and then some on the camper and maybe even the truck. You have a rolling shop there, including the kitchen sink…..LOL

John

PS now that you have 10,000 GVWR in place of 7,000# GVWR watch out for the power tools.... The only one I saw come out of the TR2499 was 2 cordelss drills.... nothing with 120VAC power on them
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Hi John,

You do such amazing things when it comes to calculating all that technical stuff, it boggles my mind.

On one of my visits to sunline, I asked about the weighing of trailers, I was told they do random weighings of each model thru out the year and depending on "options" their weights will vary. So, I guess maybe the weight sticker is the "average" of their random weighings ?

OH, yea, thanks for letting Gary know that there WILL be room for my tools

As for the power tools, hum, let me see, would I have need for the circular saw, the sawzall, or zigzaw in the 320, I'm not sure, but since there will be room, maybe I just better throw them in there "just in case"

I don't have any 120VAC tools, as corded tools aren't as handy for me, as I need "power on the go". And yes Gary knows I sorta collect "tools", but he tells me daily that my "tools" can't go back in the T-320

I just wish I had been looking for a larger Sunline back when Carl had his Eclipse for sale, that thing would have stayed right here in Sunline Territory
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