Different "Ideal" Tongue Weights for Different Models of Trailers
I have read through the many postings on ideal tongue weights of between 12 - 15%, but have noticed that many of the dry weights on the Jayco trailers are outside of these ideal weights. For example after one person posted a question about towing a 29BHDS, the dry weight is listed as 6840 lbs with a tongue weight of 405 lbs which is 100% less than the 890lbs which would be 13% of the 6840 lbs. The dry weight for my 28BHBE is listed as 6605 with a tongue weight of 630 lbs which is almost 10%. The Eagle 306RKDS weighs 7095 lbs with a tongue weight of 1025lbs which works out to about 14.5% dry and it has the same front pass through storage as the other two so any weight in the front storage would push you over the 15% mark.
I realize the delivered weights may be slightly different as well as packed for camping weights, but are posted dry weight ratios an indicator of whether a particular model of trailer should have more or less tongue weight when loaded ?
2015 Eagle 284BHBE
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