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Old 09-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #21
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snip......Total trailer weight is 7780lbs with all out junk inside but NO water.......snip........900lbs of tongue weight with 2 full propane bottles.
Looks like you have your TT cargo well placed in relation to the loaded TT weight, providing a manageable 11.57% loaded tongue weight ratio.

If you get an opportunity sometime, see if you can locate your cargo that would produce something closer to a 15% loaded tongue weight, you may find it will add a little more TV/TT controllability towing a 33ft TT (even with the Reese HP Dual Cam) during those windy or other unwanted towing conditions (assuming you have a 1,200lb rated WDH). At 15% this would give you a loaded tongue weight of about 1,167lbs based on a loaded TT weight of 7,780lbs...... Just a thought.

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Old 09-25-2011, 03:36 PM   #22
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I'm guessing adding some fresh water to the will do that fairly quickly. I like having some water on board anyway but didn't cause out camper is at a campground for another 3 weeks. I'll try that next season.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #23
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snip......I'll try that next season.
The reason I mentioned it was that your TV/TT combination is similar to mine in over all length, both have the Reese HP Dual Cam...., only my TT loaded is around 600lbs heavier than yours.

A while back I played with different tongue weights in the 12% to 15% with my TV/TT combination (shifting cargo around, etc.), and found that my TV handled the TT better with a little more of the weight over my rear axle that resulted from a loaded tongue weight closer to 15%. As a matter of fact, my tongue weight now comes in at 15% of my TT.

To avoid going back and forth to the CAT scale, I used my Sherline LM-2000 scale to check my tongue weights. http://www.sherline.com/lm.htm

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