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Old 02-24-2018, 07:01 AM   #1
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Actual TW on 27' FBT

Has anyone actually weighed the tongue of their 27' FBT?

The stated spec is 791#. Just curious how much it varies.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:04 AM   #2
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:11 AM   #3
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27’ serenity, about 900 lb. mine is a 2018
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:53 AM   #4
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I’ve weighed mine twice, loaded for a trip, propane and fresh tank full, black and grey empty.
900 and 920 according to Sherline scale.
Having the scale takes the mystery out of it. Well worth the cost!
CAT scales are great, too, for axle weights.
Unless you make major loadout changes the tongue scale is all you need once you have a baseline.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:58 AM   #5
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Tongue weight will depend on how you are loaded. For example, if you have a 50A "Anaconda" power cord stored in the front storage compartment and/or LPG and water full, the result will vary. Weight distribution is important. Stowing your 'heavies' in the rear will make the tongue weigh less - on and on.

900lbs sounds like a good 'ballpark' number for trip planning purposes.
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:50 AM   #6
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Is that weight being quoted with or without the hitch head of a weight distribution hitch attached?

Our 2013 25FB International Serenity had a literature tongue weight of 833 pounds. Sitting on the selling dealership lot with full propane and fresh water tanks and the Hensley Arrow hitch head attached (also street side and rear awnings that were dealer installed and a 155 watt solar panel on the roof) the tongue weight was 1,150 pounds. Only after moving all of my tools to the rear of the coach was I able to get the fully loaded (for us at 6,900 pounds) tongue weight down to 1,175 pounds.

My weights for the 25FB were also with my Sherline scale.

I later acquired two sets of four wheel weight scales.

I found that the literature tongue weight of 720 pounds for our 23D after extensive modifications weighs and fully loaded for camping about 6,063 pounds camping ready with the same Hensley Arrow hitch head had grown to 928 pounds.

Front….1,280……1,246 - total front axle 2,526
Rear…..1,376……1,233 - total rear axle 2,609
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:55 AM   #7
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Our 2013 27 fb serenity weighs in at 1000 lbs loaded Inc weight dist hitch
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:58 AM   #8
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Full water, full propane, clothes and provisions - 960 to 980 lbs.
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1050 on my 27 2015 FB. Per Sherline scale.
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