Originally Posted by iplumb
I think you Mis understood my question. My truck also has a tow package. I'm purchasing a load distrubution hitch. And the hitch that etrailer sized out has a max tougue weight of 600 lbs. Jayco specs are 390 lbs dry. Why is yours so heavy? I have a smaller Casita TT now that is fiberglass. It has a heavy tougue for its size at 400 lbs plus and it never needed a load distribution hitch, I just used a sway bar.
I realized that after you were talking about a weight distributing hitch. Sorry about that. But ya, 600 pounds is a no go for this trailer.
My tongue weight is that heavy, because that's what the tongue weight on these trailers seems to be. From what I can tell, 390 is dry. And I think they mean 100% dry. Meaning no propane (add 74 pounds), no battery (add 50 pounds), no spare tire (add 30 pounds for that?), tongue jack (add 10 pounds) and you're at 554. Then add some weight in front of the axles and it goes up from there.
While it's great the yellow stickers have a weight leaving the factory including all the accessories installed at the factory and full propane, it's unfortunate that they don't also list a tongue weight with all the accessories. If they say that's how they are doing it, they are full of crap. LOL You should have seen this tongue pull down our SUV's rear end. We initially guesstimated by the measurements they provide in the manual for the SUV (however many inches lowered is however many pounds of tongue weight) and I was like "uh, how the hell are we going to get this thing home?" We were way over 500 and had a 5 hour drive ahead of us. We started pulling propane and spare tire after that. And headed straight to a scale. Not the same scale that gave my weights above. A scale that is tuned and used by truckers daily.