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Old 06-06-2016, 08:38 AM   #15
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If the 1000 pounds were that important, why would the dealers set up rigs on their lot where the tongue weight is over 1000 pounds?

Our 2013 25FB International Serenity had a literature tongue weight of 833 pounds. With full propane, water, awnings street side and rear a 155 watt solar panel and the Hensley hitch and the Shureline scale reported 1,150 pounds before I even left the lot.

That is another item in the manuals that is a remnant of the narrow body days with lower tongue weights.

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:21 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by phann View Post
I dont know why Airstream sets the maximum tongue weight to 1000, but once you start loading the external storage bins located behind the wheels, and interior cabinets/drawers behind the wheels, that should help to take a load off the tongue.

We have the opposite issue - in order to bring the tongue weight up to the recommended 10-15% of our loaded Classic's weight (8900lbs), I have to move some heavier items to the front before we travel, even with two full propane tanks on the front frame.
Years ago, I made a pallet type platform that goes under the entrance step.
A couple of old rugs on top, to clean the shoes, and my rig stays clean.
I transport it on the floor of the RV, and I can slide it back and forth to trim the balance of the trailer. My first long trip in two weeks will prove the difference.

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