New light-weight trailers hit the road


A recent Camping Life(Woodalls) article reviewed the 2008 Tango light-weight trailers by Pacific Coachworks out of Riverside, Calif.

The trailers “are turning heads for a number of good reasons. Floorplans that make good sense, top-flight appointments, and a high overall degree of functionality and utility have made Tango towables the talk of the town.”

“According to Pacific, the Tango 286RBSS trailer can be towed with a half-ton pickup or SUV. We suggest a weight-distributing device be used for this trailer if you do tow it with a half-ton vehicle, to spread some of that tongue weight out over the tow rig’s and trailer’s axles.”

Base MSRP: $30,797
Price as Tested: $32,118
Overall Length (bumper to hitch): 28′ 6″
Overall Width: 8′
Overall Height (incl. AC): 11′ 2″
Dry Weight (public scale): 6500 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 780 lbs.
GVWR: 10,000 lbs.
Fresh Water (incl. wtr htr): 50 gals.
Grey Water: 45 gals.
Black Water: 30 gals.
LPG: Two 30-lb. bottles
Sleeping Capacity: Six persons

Click here to read more.

Photo: Tango travel trailer by Pacific Coachworks. Courtesy of Camping Life magazine.

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  • What’s the big deal! We bought a 2007 Four Winds 28 footer (31 1/2 bumper to hitch) with a slide out that weighs less than 6000 lbs dry. On top of that we only paid $14000 and love it. No problems, easy to pull and very comfortable. I have a 1996 GMC 1500 that I use to pull it. I’ll save the difference in money, get a slide, and have a big smile on my face when I think of this BS over priced trailer they’re trying to sell you.

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