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Old 05-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Cargo Carrying Capacity of the Winnebago Trend

I have been researching the Trend a lot.
Thought that I would share the following Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacities (OCCC), per the federally mandated yellow sticker on two actual units on dealer lots.

2014 Trend 23L = 1437#
2014 Trend 23B = 1302#
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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I have been researching the Trend a lot.
Thought that I would share the following Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacities (OCCC), per the federally mandated yellow sticker on two actual units on dealer lots.

2014 Trend 23L = 1437#
2014 Trend 23B = 1302#
That is pretty good...my 2010 WGO View 24A only had 949 lbs OCCC
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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That is pretty good...my 2010 WGO View 24A only had 949 lbs OCCC
I thought so too.
The Sprinter based units all have GVWR of 11,030#. I know that the Leisure Murphy Bed Sprinter OCCC is only ~ 900#. I think that some Winnebago Via Sprinter OCCC's approach 1500#

The Ducato/Promaster based Trend has a GVWR of 9,350# (1,680# less than Sprinter)
Yet, the OCCC is better or comparable.
Some reasons for this:
Trend is front wheel drive (no prop/rear drive axle mass)
Trend has no slideout
Trend has single wheel/tires on rear axle

I went and looked at one at a dealer yesterday and am very intrigued...
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One other reason is the Trend is much smaller
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #5
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We really are intrigued by this new Trend. No one by us has one to look at in person tho. We are wondering if the seats are comfortable, the front AND the back. We really want comfortable seating. The seats in the Travato felt hard, they did have one by us and we thought they may be similar. Anyone sat in one or have the Trend?
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I have been researching the Trend a lot.
Thought that I would share the following Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacities (OCCC), per the federally mandated yellow sticker on two actual units on dealer lots.

2014 Trend 23L = 1437#
2014 Trend 23B = 1302#
To get CCC subtract the weight of water you will carry and the weight of the people you will carry from the OCCC.

That isn't very much unless you just go out for weekends.
Snowbirds and Full timers usually need about 1500 pounds of CCC per adult.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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To get CCC subtract the weight of water you will carry and the weight of the people you will carry from the OCCC.

That isn't very much unless you just go out for weekends.
Snowbirds and Full timers usually need about 1500 pounds of CCC per adult.
Weekends...really?

We and others have gone on multi-week long trips in our Views that have less CCC than the Trend. Many have even taken their Views to Alaska with no problem - a trip requiring a couple of months in some cases. Some even full time in them.

View owners tend to be travelers and not sitters staying one place a long time - so traveling light is the norm. No need for all the 'stuff' that one often sees in campgrounds. This makes for easy setup and take down.

If one packs smartly, lower CCCs are just fine for long trips. We had our rig weighed when full of everything including water and never exceeded the max. Later found we too were taking more than needed.

The Trend is very nice. Drove one and like several things about it better than the view.

YMMV
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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See my First Drive Impressions here:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class C Motorhomes: Winnebago Trend - First Drive Impressions
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:08 PM   #9
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How much outside storage? Thanks for all the info on the Trend.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #10
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Trend exterior storage:

23L = 35 cu.ft.
23B = 15.8 cu. ft.

All other specifications can be found here:

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