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Old 03-10-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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28DBUD Tongue Weight

Ever wondered why our 30 foot trailers have an 805 lb Tongue weight? At least my 2015 does. I see bigger and heavier trailers all the time with a lighter tongue weight.

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2015 Forest River Wildwood 28DBUD

2015: 7 Trips, 20 Nights Camped
2016: 7 Trips, 23 Nights Camped
2017: 5 Trips, 15 Nights Camped (so far)
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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Tongue weight is a good thing, not a bad thing. Makes the trailer more stable on the road.

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Old 03-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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I've wondered the same. I'm thinking It's not the beefy top of the line construction methods they employ.

Maybe the axles are a little further back on this unit than on some others. It is heavy up front.

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Old 03-11-2016, 10:25 AM   #4
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My 26' 26TBSS has a tongue weight of 860 with battery and full gas bottles. I load the heavier items over the axles and to the rear. Axles are further back on trailer.
2015 Wildwood 26TBSS GVWR 7815lbs/Fastway e2 10k
2016 Ram 2500 CC Tradesman 6.4L 4x4 3.73 GVWR 10000lbs, 3176lb Payload, 12630lb Tow, Max Tongue 1800, GCWR 19800
2017 Ram 1500 CC Lone Star 3.6L 4x2 3.55 GVWR 6800lbs, 1673lb Payload, 7510lb Tow, Max Tongue 1100, GCWR 12900
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