Originally Posted by Jammer
I will note though that it can go the other way. Tongue weight on my traylah, per the scale, is around 500 pounds, much less than I would have expected .. even with full propane.
Rear A/C and the 50 Amp AC probably explain some of that. It may take an 8D or two under the gaucho to correct it
I've done some research and found the 30' wide body NON-slide out has the lightest tongue weight of any current generation Airstream.
That said, I'm surprised Airstream designed the trailer that way. That hitch weight is way less than the 10% of gross weight it should be.
I've found that if I don't make sure my gray and black tanks are totally empty the trailer can get squirley. I carry almost nothing in my trailer's trunk and load as much forward as possible. I'm going to look in to carrying my generator between the coach and propane tanks on the tongue so I can get the tongue weight up.
'05 30' Classic rear queen with an '11 Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel tow vehicle
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