What Is the Weights of an 18-Foot Travel Trailer?

An 18-foot travel trailer typically has a dry weight between 4,000 and 5,000 pounds, depending on the model. Some very light pop-up-style 18-foot travel trailers may be as light as 3,000 pounds, but these trailers offer few amenities compared to heavier 18-foot travel trailers.

There is often a large discrepancy between the empty weight of a trailer and its actual weight in use The loaded weight of a travel trailer may be as much as 1,000 pounds more than its empty weight, depending on the amount of cargo, supplies and amenities aboard the trailer at any given time. Accounting for the loaded weight of the trailer is important when selecting a tow vehicle and appropriate towing equipment.