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Old 10-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #41
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Advertised tongue weight

Just checked the tongue weight on my 2014 Surveyor SP264RKS. TT was completely empty except for (2) 30# LP Tanks that were almost full- and a Deep cycle Battery. My Sherline trailer tongue scale gave me a reading of 775 Lbs. The advertised tongue weight is 623 LBS. Net Difference of 152 LBS. The approx weight of the full LP tanks and the battery.

At least in my case the advertised tongue weight did not include the full LP tanks and Battery.
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:33 PM   #42
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Just checked the tongue weight on my 2014 Surveyor SP264RKS. TT was completely empty except for (2) 30# LP Tanks that were almost full- and a Deep cycle Battery. My Sherline trailer tongue scale gave me a reading of 775 Lbs. The advertised tongue weight is 623 LBS. Net Difference of 152 LBS. The approx weight of the full LP tanks and the battery.

At least in my case the advertised tongue weight did not include the full LP tanks and Battery.
So you trailer had zero options added to it? I haven't many with zero options but possible. So, how do explain that at the bottom for Forest River page with specs of the Surveyor are listed says the UVW includes LP Gas? The only way to explain that is that the web pages on FR and PT are both incorrect which of coarse is possible.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #43
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Of course my tt had options added at the factory- air awning etc- and the weight as recorded on the sticker was below the adv, dry weight by approx 100 lbs. And as stated above the tongue weight with the LP and Battery was still 150 lbs. over adv tongue weight.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:20 PM   #44
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I'm in the same boat- just purchased a 2011 F150 with factory tow package and 5.0l engine. Doing my research to see if I can haul a 28ft 5th wheel which we bought, originally with no plans to tow it. (GVWR 8240 lb). My door pillar sticker puts payload at a little over 1600 lb, and that does not have to include fuel in the tank. It does, however include everything over and above that- dvr, pax, cooler, beer, and the dog. In my case the decision factor is the weight of the 5th wheel hitch itself. If it weren't so heavy, I'd be just barely ok. So I need a lighter trailer. Oh, well so be it. All the best- and don't play around with safety, you'll drive with a much lighter mental load.
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Cool look for another truck

look for a 250 or 350.....that truck aint gonna do the job....
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