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Old 02-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by SteveD View Post
Just wondering if you carry water when towing? We are definitely going to weigh in this spring (new trailer near end of last year), and Iím very new to all the weight #ís, but Iím surprised to see that much tongue weight given a gross of 6,800#. Puts you at the max of the 15% of gross range. Iím not sure how much cargo we carry, but I was thinking it was less than 1,000# (never carry water, not that much stuff) but I know..its always more than you expect.

Our dry weight is 6,300 and use a 1,000# equalizer hitch.
We never travel full with water as we only "boondock" when we are on a looooong road trip and plan to do WM overnight. But we always have at least 1/3 tank of water for when we stop to use the toilet/eat/wash hands/etc on the road (we do a lot of long distance traveling).

Through research we learned that we needed the 1200lb Equalizer WDH (they originally gave us a Huskey with one stablizer bar as they ran out of the Equalizer and we wiggled all over the interstate with it!). The Equalizer permformed much better. Come to think of it, we may want to re-weigh our current set-up before we hit the road on our East Coast road trip (last year our "tongue" weight was 13%). Better safe than sorry

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