Originally Posted by lcsolutions
Does anyone have the official manufacturer weight specs for a 2002 Salem 30BHSS? Specifically, I am looking for the following:
- Dry Weight Means nothing, please do yourself a big favor and forget this mythical number
- Dry tongue weight. Again, totally meaningless.
What you need to look at is the trailers GVWR. This can be found by looking on the tag on the trailers Left front corner. This tag will also give you the axles size under the trailer, the original equipment tires.
From that you can calculate what your tongue weight will be. Generally speaking tongue weight will be 12-15% of the trailers loaded ready to camp weight. So without loading it and going to the scales, using 15% of the GVWR you will have a relatively close safe number to determine if you have sufficient tow vehicle. Which is probably what you are asking about in the first place.