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Element e18 trailer weight 12 Oct 2017 02:20 #1

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I’m ordering a new element e18 soon. I was wondering if anyone knows the bare trailer weight, and whether anyone has been crazy enough to tip the trailer up sideways for storage. Thanks!

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Element e18 trailer weight 12 Oct 2017 14:59 #2

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I have never weighed mine, but I would guess 400-500 pounds or more. I can lift the tongue of my empty trailer with some effort, but that's about it (granted I am not the Incredible Hulk). Tilting it sideways would require several strong guys or lifting tackle, and would be very dangerous once tilted unless it was very carefully supported and locked into place. Also, unless you offload the weight of your low-side axle, you will surely damage your tire, and you may damage your wheel bearings by the funky unintended load on your rollers and races.

Sounds like a bad idea to me.

Karavan probably lists their specs, including weights, on their website. My trailer is 100 miles away at the moment, so I can't look at model number or other specs for you.....
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Element e18 trailer weight 13 Oct 2017 11:49 #3

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I stripped mine following the accident and cut the rest of the frame up for scrap. There were two of us and there were pieces that took two of us to lift. It's a bigger, heavier trailer than it appears to be.

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Element e18 trailer weight 13 Oct 2017 12:56 #4

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This may help. It has all the specs on there current trailers.
www.karavantrailers.com/literature/boats.pdf

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Element e18 trailer weight 15 Oct 2017 20:07 #5

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Waterdowg wrote: This may help. It has all the specs on there current trailers.
www.karavantrailers.com/literature/boats.pdf


Our (or at least mine) is probably a Bayliner specific model number, and is not on the above list. Mine is a USM-2450-ST, but it has the 13 inch wheels. It probably is a modification of their 2400 pound capacity bunk trailer, which is spec'd in that list as weighing 600-plus pounds.

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