Took our first trip and did a 1 nighter this past weekend. State Campground about 30 miles away. I was hoping to stop by the weigh station on the way out, but didnít want to risk not getting a site. Ended up being a good decision, since not many were left. All went well, except for an issue with the hot water heater (had orange flames coming up the exhaust Ė fixed itself, but Iím now thinking bugs or air in fuel line).
Anyway, I did a few wheel well measurements to see how it loads the truck (see 1st image). Note there was a gradual left-right roll in the camp site. Measured from tire to top of well in inches using the eyeball method.
Felt pretty good that the front returned a little lower than unloaded. But just to confirm I also hit the weigh station and did the 3 trips as described in another thread
. Results with family on board are in 2nd image. Again, this felt good since Iím within 20 lbs of the unloaded weight on the front axle.
From my calculations I have a 700 lbs tongue weight & 5620 TT GVW, giving a 13.7% tongue to GVW ratio. Only difference I expect for future trips is a full fresh water tank (was reading 1/3 during these measurements), a little more gear for longer stays, and hopefully a couple of solar panels.
The 264bh has a 6500 GVWR, so I have a decent margin. Iím not really worried about the truck.
Let me know what you think and if I forgot anything. Hopefully this gives others with similar setup an idea of where they may stand.