Originally Posted by Wabbiteer
That 680 is way heavy, maybe you have a frozen front torsion axle not taking up its load fully?
This trailer does need axles, but the axles do move *some*. But that could be affecting the tongue weight.
I had seen those factory specs you quoted. I hope it is closer to that weight.
I weighed the tongue using a bathroom scale (using a bar to divide the weight in half because the scale wouldn't read high enough). When I got 680, I thought I must not have been doing it right. But then saw "680# HW" (for hitch weight?) penciled into the owners manual.
I am supposed to pick up the corner weight scales tomorrow night, so hope to be able to get some accurate weights this weekend.
Plus my weight distributing hitch arrived today, so can play around to see how it affects the trailer axle and tow vehicle axle weights as well.
The other things penciled into the front of my owners manual seem to be for other trailers - it has:
28 - 6720 unloaded
25 - 6000 unloaded
Mine is a 27 foot, and these are nowhere close to the factory weight estimate, so I don't think they are for my trailer. My trailer has dual 2800 pound axles, so the max gross trailer weight should be 5600.
Also, car wash soap and an extension pole with microfiber "sponge" arrived from Griott's Garage today (recommended on this forum). I got to do a *little* washing before it got dark. Still needs more washing. I don't know if you could tell in the pics, but this thing is DIRTY on the outside. I'm glad I searched this forum to see that I didn't want to pressure wash this camper - I was about to do it, and then thought I should search first.