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Old 09-03-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Sherline tounge weight scale help

I have a 2016 Forest River 832 IKBS, yesterday I tried the Sherline tongue weight scale on it by lowering the trailer onto it with the jack and was stunned to see a hitch weight of 1400+ lbs! With only about 100 lbs of cargo in storage compartment and battery I should only see about 1000 lbs worse case scenario. Can any of you share if you've seen this happen using your Sherline? I have to say my drive way slopes to the side by about 1" using a level.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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What about the weight of the full propane tanks?

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those would then add another 100 lbs, but I thought propane was figured into the 833 lb tongue weight on their specs sheet. If it was not, it still should only be 1100 worse case scenario. What am I missing?
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those would then add another 100 lbs, but I thought propane was figured into the 833 lb tongue weight on their specs sheet. If it was not, it still should only be 1100 worse case scenario. What am I missing?
Propane is not figured in.
As well as the battery.

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Would the slope cause the unknown extra 300+ lbs?
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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Propane weighs 4.24 lbs per gallon.
30 lb tanks hold about 4-5 gallons
Do you have 30 lb tanks?

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Old 09-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #7
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I have about: 50 lb battery, 50 lb electric power tongue jack, two 50 lb propane tanks, 833 + the 300 would put me at 1133
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is your fresh water, gray, or black tanks full? My fresh water tank was full when I picked up from the dealer. Did you add any options to the trailer? I had cabinets added to the front bedroom that were not part of the original tongue weight figure. Just throwing out ideas
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:35 PM   #9
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The spec tongue weight in the brochure is for the "as designed" basic camper (NO OPTIONS) that was speced when the camper was drawn up.

It was meaningless when the parts finally hit the factory floor and the "as built" changes started.

The yellow sheet does list the actual factory out the door weight (and the as built remaining payload; BUT NO TONGUE WEIGHT).

For that you need to hit the scales.

For example the air conditioner is an option. Its weight is not on the brochure, but it is included in the yellow sticker.
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No, fresh water tank was dumped, showed empty on control panel, no extra options either. We weighed everything we took out of the old camper and have about 750 lbs extra weight when camping, but I'm floored by the 1400 lbs.
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