Yesterday, when heading to the lake, we stopped by our favorite
grain and feed store and had the rig weighed. The 95 Jeep Grand
Cherokee LTD, the Rhodes 22 and the Triad dual axle trailer weighed
in at 9,280#.
Today I took the jeep and the trailer back and had them individually
weighed. The Triad trailer, all by itself is 1,300#. The Jeep is
That means the Rhodes 22 with 8 hp Honda motor, 2 1/2 gallons of gas
and NO Water in the water thank, but the normal gear weighed in at
To put it another way, we are towing a 4,980# rig. If we filled the
water tank with 3 gallons of water, or took any extras, like food and
drink aboard (as in our trip to Ky Lake) we would easily top the
Food for thought when selecting a tow vehicle. Add to the equation
the water levels in our lake (and from what I hear, a lot of other
lakes) which all 4 wheels in the gravel past the actual launch ramp
and I would seriously hesitate trying to launch and tow without
05 Aug 2000
How did the door sticker compare to the SUV weight?, It just seem a
little high, I always thought about 850# for the single, 3200 for the
boat, 150-350# for "motor and stuff" for about 4200-4400 pounds+-,
could the dual picked up 450#, sure and could the boat picked up
570# maybe, but they sniff a light high
07 Aug 2000
"Blew Daze tips the scales at around 3,700# with all equipment,
engine, gas tank, water tank, etc. filled and ready for sailing."
Raven weighed in at 4080# at the end of a season, no motor, a little
gas and a little water, less 950# for the trailer (single axle).
Makes her 3130#. 15 g of water would be 120# and the motor & gas
probably another 100# = 3350#.
Does Blew Daze have the marine head? Raven has a porta-potti which
probably weighs less. That gives you 350# of redundancy, unless
from '88 to '95 maybe the layup or the ballast increased.
Stan, any comments on weight changes?
21 Mar 2001