I weighed my 29HFS today; empty of everything that isn't permanently attached inside and out; on a certified CAT scale. My unit was reported to weigh 6991# when it left the factory. It now weighs 7640#; a gain of 649#.
The tongue weight is now 1280#. TWR is 16.8%.
My truck weighed 6900# without me in it. With the trailer hooked up without WDH, the rear axle weighed 4580# and front 3600#. Truck by itself rear 2800# front 4100#.
I also weighed the trailer axles while hooked up to see how even they are. Keep in mind 1280# is on the tongue. The front trailer axle weighed 3360# and the rear 2960#. I was a bit surprised in the difference (400#). I wonder the WDH in place they would even out? So, axle pair weighed 6320#
I didn't see the point of weighing with WDH, but know I can shift a good 400# (or hope I can) from the rear axle to the truck front and trailer axles. I have 1400# bars and have leveled the truck with the trailer loaded in the past. The way I do it is measure top of both rear and front fenders before hooking up and again after cinching the WDH tight. My set up is the Reese (Drawtite) dual-cam and adjusted ike it is I let 5 chain links hang.
I don't how much each mod weighed, but the list goes like this: two deep cycle batteries and cables, about 30# of LP, a small 750W inverter and cord, a 26" flat screen on a swivel / tilt mount, a satelite receiver on a mount, a small audio amp for the radio, a couple of 12vdc plugs, a new 110vac plug, wiring, cabinet mods to the bed platform (added 4 drawers), added convection oven with cabinet mods to accomodate it, added silverware drawer, added a couple of towel bars, added a small wire broom hangar, added a cloth shoe holder (very light, but wanted to mention all that was added). Oh, and the axles were upgraded to 5200#ers, so they have to weigh something more. There isnt a drop of water in her.
Original options were Hid-n-screen, rear bed (one), sofa in place of dinette, gen prep, and fuel station.
I found out something the hard way as I pulled into the yard today. While driving forward in a tight left turn, the rectangular rack on the front (batteries are there) hit (slightly) the bumper putting a nice sharp dent in it. I didn't think this was possible on a not so tight turning 2500 2wd Ram, but it did. Maybe FR will buy me a new bumper