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Old 05-12-2015, 08:55 AM   #11
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You know the published TT weight. Add 800-1000# to that for your "stuff". Estimate the tongue weight (15% of the TT weight, loaded).
Gas up and hit the CAT Scale. Add the drive axle weight to the estimated tongue weight. Are you over-under the Rear GAWR?
This isn't the exact answer, just an estimate but it will give you an indication of how close you will be on the weights.
The CAT Scale is your friend.


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Old 05-12-2015, 11:54 AM   #12
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I can answer from experience, we have a new 27RLS with Elite Pkg, Thermal Pkg, Aluminum Wheels and the Fiberglass Sidewalls. The yellow sticker weight as built with propane is a little over 6900 lbs so with battery and our "stuff" we're at 7500 lbs and the tongue weight is 1050 lbs (weighed with a Sherline tongue weight scale). We have pulled it with our F-150 Ecoboost and on a smooth level highway it tows real nice. However, when the wind kicks up or there are bumps and undulations, the ride isn't so smooth. We only have a 1500 lb payload capacity, so with the wife, dog and some tools, we are at our limit. This combined with a short wheelbase and being outweighed by the trailer by 1700 lbs does not lead to the most comfortable towing experience. It can be done but I'm going to replace the F-150 with an F-250.


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Old 05-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #13
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