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Old 08-08-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Tongue Weight question

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We just purchased a used 2005 Work and Play Toy Hauler and the UVW is 4,995 / GVWR is 10,990. We are having a difficult time finding the tongue weight. We purchased a weight distributing hitch for 800 lb tongue weight but are getting concerned that this will be enough. Does anybody know how to find out what the tongue weight is? We cannot find it on the trailer or in the manual. Any help woud be appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Your 800 lb tongue weight hitch is only good for 8,000 lbs in all likely hood. You should have a 12k hitch for a trailer like that if you plan on loading it up near it GVWR as your tongue weight on a TT should be between 10 and 12 percent of the loaded weight of the trailer hence you would be looking at around 1000lbs or better on the tongue and you also need to make sure you have enough TV to safely pull it as in at least a 3/4 ton.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information. We have a message in to the hitch store to get our order changed to the 1,000. We will never haul the full weight of the trailer just based on the trailer weight and our motorcycles or UTV. Our new truck is rated for this trailer but we certainly wished we didn't just trade our 3/4 ton diesel.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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Sometimes if you will supply the model number, someone on here may have one and can help you. We have a 2008 Work and Play 18LT, and use 1000 pound bars on a a Reese dual Cam. Our empty weight is around 5700, and we haul 1000 pounds of motorcycles. The 1000 bars aren't really enough for our F150 super crew, but they are all can get in a round bar configuration.
Hope this helps a little.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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The model number is WPT22SK. This is 22 ft (not including the tongue) and the dry weight is 4,995. Our 2 harleys weigh about 1,300 pounds and our Polaris Ranger weighs about the same. We expect to be hauling ~ 7,000 pounds.
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Well my 18 foot weighs more than your 22 foot? Where did you get these numbers. The one reason we bought a Work and Play is, they are not LIGHT trailers. My 18 foot with stuff is about 6000, and 900 pound tongue weight, add 1000 pounds for two motorcycles, and we tow over 7000, just barely. Outside left front corner will list weights, before awning, propane, televisions, etc. Look in the cabinet doors for a large white sicker with more reasonable weights. A Work and play is heavy, and has at least 15% tongue weight. The "toys" may offset some of this, but not much.

The numbers on a new WPT22SK"

WPT22SK TT weight 5585

Trailer 6630

Hitch 775

Trailer weight 12775

Axle Weight 5585

Trailer Weight 6360 with awning, propane, etc.

Max Weight 12775

Granted your numbers are different, but hope you have a lot of truck, and you will need more than 800 pound bars.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:52 AM   #7
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All of the weights/specs are on the labels on the corner of the trailer and in the inside cabinet. I too looked up the model number and found a 2010 has the numbers that you found. I was quite surprised to find this and to find that your 18' weighs more than my 22'.
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