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Old 03-17-2024, 06:17 PM   #1
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28RBT Tongue Weights

For folks that have weighed their tongues, what weights are you guys ringing up? I知 asking not b/c I知 concerned about my truck being able to take the weight (it can). I知 wondering actually if some of these 28RBTs are tongue LIGHT?

Looking closer at the 28RBT, it would seem to be weight biased towards the rear as that is where the majority of the storage lockers are and also the 2nd AC is mounted aft of the axles given the bedroom location.

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For folks that have weighed their tongues, what weights are you guys ringing up? I知 asking not b/c I知 concerned about my truck being able to take the weight (it can). I知 wondering actually if some of these 28RBTs are tongue LIGHT?

Looking closer at the 28RBT, it would seem to be weight biased towards the rear as that is where the majority of the storage lockers are and also the 2nd AC is mounted aft of the axles given the bedroom location.

Thoughts?
We have a 2019 FC28 RBT I have weighed the tongue at exactly 1,000lbs. using a tongue weight scale and also confirmed at the CAT scale. hope that helps
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I have a 28 Rear Bedroom and tongue weight is about 1,000 lbs when loaded. The advantage of the rear bedroom is that most of the storage is at the rear of the Airstream. It starts out with a heavier tongue weight than front bedrooms since the kitchen etc is toward the front. But as you load for travel etc it balances out. I believe the manual wants that tongue weight around 1,000lbs. Some go higher. I try to keep the weight on my rear at around 1200lbs when my WDH and everything is taken into consideration.

If you have a 3/4 ton you won稚 have any problems with tongue weight. Just remember you are better off being tongue heavy than tongue light while towing (less sway). Don稚 pack too much in the back. To find out how much that can change, I have a tongue scale then take something that weighs 80lbs and move it around the trailer to see how it affects tongue weight. It does make a difference.
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I weighed our 2023 and got a tongue weight of 1,300lb with water
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Mine comes in at 900 lbs, and it hardly changes no matter how I load it. How do you get 1300 lbs?
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Mine comes in at 900 lbs, and it hardly changes no matter how I load it. How do you get 1300 lbs?
With no weight distribution, I weighed the rear axle with trailer and without trailer and subtracted the difference.

With weight distribution I am running at 800lb of tongue weight.

Are you seeing something in my numbers that I am missing? Always open to helpful critiques.

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The trailer has to be about level to get an accurate tongue weight. The WD bars shift some force back to the trailer axles. Tongue weight is defined with the trailer sitting level and no WD engaged.
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The trailer has to be about level to get an accurate tongue weight. The WD bars shift some force back to the trailer axles. Tongue weight is defined with the trailer sitting level and no WD engaged.
Good to know. It痴 sitting eyeball level on the ball, but not leveled level. Maybe I should try the bathroom scale method?

How is WD effecting the number for you all coming in at 900lb?
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