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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 AM   #15
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In our 2010 28' International, the reefer, shower, stove/cooktop, furnace, converter charger, water tank and half or not if our interior main cabin storage are on the service side (port side.) Then we also have our second pair of batteries under the L of the gaucho with the converter and hot water heater on the same side. Our tongue weight is also 1190, loaded for camping with 1/4 tank of fresh.

We'll be replacing our four 70 lb AGM 6 volts with a lithium bank weighing 84 lbs. unfortunately, this will remain in the port side, but it should take off almost 200 lbs of tongue weight almost 90 lbs if it from the overloaded port side.

We do the best we can to put heavier objects in the forward storage opposite the heavy side, but most likely not enough.

All tire problems we've had have been tread separation of the left forward tire. Once we lighten up a bit and since we also just upgraded to 16's and Michelin Ribs, I hope that'll take care of it.



Pretty clear that our heavier side is the service side, away from the curb.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:53 AM   #16
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I think the numbers for the Classic's wheels are fairly close:

front...2034=====2042

rear....1921=====2062

This weighing is after replacing the standard six gallon water heater with a Truma 'AquaGo comfort' instant on water heater unit (which is right behind the street side rear wheel). That removed 50 pounds of water weight in that location and the new heater was 34 pounds lighter than the removed tank system.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #17
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switz, which is curbside and which is streetside?
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #18
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I'm surprised

I would have thought Airstream would have bent over backwards to balance side to side, and take into consideration food and beer in the fridge, maybe even pots and pans on one side and clothes on the other.

From my experience, things are ALWAYS heavier on the side that I am lifting.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:32 PM   #19
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Weights for our FC23FB:


Tongue785
Right Front 1260
Left Front1332
Front Axle2592
Right Rear1187
Left Rear1109
Rear Axle2296
Total Trailer5673
% Tongue Weight14%
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“Hitch Weight” on Receiver876

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Old 11-29-2015, 05:46 PM   #20
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Thanks for the numbers, guys. Don't have access to my scale tickets at present.

Where to store all the canned goods on the kitchen floor available storage is about as far as any of this goes. Keep it away from the heaviest side.

Really, it's keeping the heavy stuff (appliances, etc) within a foot or two from outside of the axle/tire contact patch boundaries -- more or less -- that matters. Don't change the stem to stern balance.

Side to side has room to play with.

But it's the scale that tells the numbers. WDH engaged. How far off the torsional twist is well applied is what makes the WDH dis-engaged readings of interest. (Where cheap factory hitch receivers of today lacking the longitudinal bracing of yesteryear disclose inherent defects). It's possible to disclose a larger than expected change port or starboard.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:11 AM   #21
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In the US, curb side has the entrance door on the right when looking at the trailer from the rear. The UK models I see have the entrance door on the other side.
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How would one know for certain?

We have the water tanks on the street side.
Most of our outside storage and both closets are on the curb side.
All of our kitchen cabinets and the stove are on the street side.
The batteries are on the curb side, so is the fridge.
The tools are on the curb side outside storage. Perhaps 500lbs worth? I'm guessing, there are at least six full tool boxes I think.

Sure hope the water tanks are heavy enough!
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:16 AM   #23
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How would one know for certain?
Individual wheel weights. If you have time for that stuff. D
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Another set of actual numbers

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I can't find the post, but I did see someone mention that they had gotten side-to-side weights done at JC. Their trailer was a 25FB or 27FB as I recall. They got it weighed when they brought it to JC for some service, and JC also pulled up records from when it was manufactured. Both sets of numbers were heavier on the street side.
Finally got wheel-by-wheel weights on my 2013 25FB. These numbers are with weight distribution applied. Trailer was loaded, in the middle of a four month trip.

Street side: Front 1640, Rear 1360, total 3000
Curb side: Front 1600, Rear 1420, total 3020

Axle totals: Front 3240, Rear 2780.

Seems pretty even side-to-side, but the difference between the axles seems like a lot--the front is 16% heavier. Or you could say the front carries 54% of the 6020 pound total, which doesn't sound so bad.
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Carries even more of the braking.

Re-Weigh with WD set. Load percentage may not change between axles (I think it will), but transfer may show different side imbalance.

Both vehicles loaded as of for a trip. Full propane and fresh water.
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Carries even more of the braking.

Re-Weigh with WD set. Load percentage may not change between axles (I think it will), but transfer may show different side imbalance.

Both vehicles loaded as of for a trip. Full propane and fresh water.
The numbers in my post are with WD (I did not get numbers without WD, but it would be interesting to compare).
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The front axle of the pair endures the heaviest braking load. Don't know how much effect it being "heavier" has as a toll, but worth noting differences (if any) during service. Same for bearings.
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