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Old 04-19-2016, 04:42 AM   #1
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I have read several threads regarding tongue weight. The TW of my 25 Safari 2005 is 1150. Total weight of trailer 7100 lbs 3/4 loaded with full water. TW works out to 16% of total weight. So much for 12 to 13% or don't exceed 1000lbs. The design of my AS with bedroom forward has all large storage areas including batteries, propane, etc. forward. Also, the axles are 2/3 of the way aft.
As we prepare for a long trip we are trying to distribute remaining weight aft. However, I don't see these figures changing a great deal. My TV is a GMC 2500, diesel so this is not too much of a problem, but when I had a 1500 Yukon and for people with lighter weight TVs, you need to pay close attention to weights.

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Old 04-19-2016, 05:35 AM   #2

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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I'm in the 1100lb club too.

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Old 05-13-2016, 09:35 AM   #4
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Moving the TT spare tire to the truck will take off about 40 lbs of TW.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:59 AM   #5
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when i saw this post I was thinking about Riff Raff Diesel store..

if you have a ford diesel they are the place to get the best stuff for it..

but I think in reading the post you are talking about stuff in a trailer and tow vehicle..

as for the spare tire, I was going to eliminate it. The PO put a new set of michelins LTX tires and new rims (16") so the need for a spare is GREATLY reduced vs the POC goodyear marathons every body uses.
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