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Old 03-10-2016, 11:59 AM   #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: 7 Trips, 20 Nights Camped
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
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Tongue weight is a good thing, not a bad thing. Makes the trailer more stable on the road.

2010 F250 5.4L 3.73
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
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2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:29 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, 09:25 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.
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tongue weight, weight

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