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Old 03-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #29
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:44 AM   #30
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:54 AM   #31
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Thanks - my 2012 27FB Flying Cloud also had 791# as the "hitch weight" number. On the scales, fully loaded for camping including full FW tank, propane tanks and other "stuff", my "tongue weight" has been calculated to about 1060# (or about 270# above the factory calculation for "hitch weight"). I do use a ProPride hitch which probably puts about 150# on the a-frame and as a FB queen model, my storage is just behind the propane tanks and batteries. So it is somewhat nose-heavy from the trailer's perspective.

Still curious what Airstream means by the term "hitch weight" in this context and where/how exactly it is measured. Thanks!!
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:50 PM   #32
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:11 PM   #33
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It may be correct! Mine is rated at 860# and it is actually 990# on a CAT scale. Sometimes companies though can be tough regarding sales. You might try recording the transaction repeating the policy in the future.

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Old 03-28-2016, 01:45 PM   #34
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As in Schu's news? 😀. Good to see you here!

Can you describe how they're weighed for what I believe you call "hitch weight"? In other words, I'm assuming a level trailer but "hitch" could mean you measure at the ball or at the jack foot or somewhere else? Thank you!
The trailer is taken to the weigh station,which is on a level pad. There are sensors for double and single axle trailers as well as for the Jack post.The trailer is then leveled and weighed. Actual weight and Cargo carrying capacity is recorded on trailer labels/tags.
The tongue weight is taken on every unit along with actual weight.I don't believe their is a requirement to list each units tongue weight.
The tongue weight listed in the brochures is with gas bottles and propane and no other options. The listed weight is the average taken of that model units. I believe the spec sheets at dealers have the weight of each option package.
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what has been a realistic TW on a 22' sport?
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Be sure the trailer is *perfectly* level.

Inches high(lower weight) or low(higher weight) will affect your reading.

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