Hello: We are new to Aframe as we'd just sold our tent trailer (Coachman Clipper Sport 1006ST - we pull our tent trailer with 2003 V6 Highlander with no issues. Max tow weight is 3500 lb). With our new A122S, according to the spec, tongue weight is 283 lb. GVWR is 3283 lb which meant we can pull easily. We do not carry water except for the 20 lb reliant jug which is stored behind or on the axel when we did take it out the first time a few weeks ago. What does that mean as we weigh the hitch (using bathroom scale) with two propane/two batteries, extremely light items in the front storage and it scored almost 600 lb !!!! Are we doing it incorrectly ? we moved the batteries to the back of the trailer (just to test the weight, my hubby put them on the trailer frame and it lowered the tongue weight 60 lbs.
This lead us to believe that we can shift most of our weight to the back trailer. How unsafe and inconvenient is that to move two propanes and two batteries to the storage compartment during transport. We are efficient packer and pack light.
Does anyone else have similar overloading experience ?
Does 283 lbs include 2 propane and one battery ?
We were thinking of filling the holding tank which is located behind the axel to balance the weight....love our A122S but this is the first time we had to concern ourselves with tongue weight (previous tent trailer was quite light - 2200 lb max weight).
Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you