832BHIKWS Axles overloaded?
Hi, I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around some numbers for the 832BHIKWS.
Tongue Weight - 1,035 lbs
UVW - 7,821 lbs
GVWR - 9,052 lbs
Cargo Capacity - 1,231 lbs
The axles are rated 4,000 lbs each, so 8,000 lbs combined.
The tires are rated for 2,150 lbs each, so 8,600 lbs combined.
The top four numbers are from Forest River. The tires ratings came from the unit I looked at. I'm assuming the axles are 4,000 lbs.
All the tow vehicles I've looked at require weight distribution hitches and my understanding is 30% of the tongue weight will be distributed to the trailer axles. So 300 lbs of an unloaded trailer's tongue weight on this trailer's axles would over load them buy 121 lbs. Load the trailer up with propane, stuff in the cargo compartment and in the wardrobe and it would be worse.
Am I missing something?
I'm asking because my wife and I have decided to take the plunge into RV camping. We have three young children, rented a Class C for spring break and had a blast. We stayed in St Andrews State Park in Panama City, FL and realized if we wanted to go anywhere else, a motorhome wouldn't work. Being a beach town, there just isn't room to park a motor home and I suspect that's true of most beach towns. Also, breaking camp is a process and we decided a towable trailer would work best for us.
After looking at many 5th wheel toy haulers and travel trailers, we settled on the 832BHIKWS. I've been looking at weight distributing hitches, reading various forums and started delving into the numbers. We have a deposit on a trailer and will be picking it up next week. Our tow vehicle is a 2015 F-350 Crew Cab, SRW, long bed with a hitch rated for 1,900 lbs with a WD hitch, but only 850 lbs with out a WD hitch.
Thank you for any light you can shed on my conundrum.