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Old 08-13-2019, 04:41 PM   #11
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When I got my 2020 2509S home from the dealer with two full propane tanks and one battery up front it weighed in at 700lbs as advertised.
We just started to put all of our stuff inside and will be taking our first trip next weekend. I plan to weight it again before we leave. Like others has mentioned there’s not much weight you can add to the front so I would be surprised if I’m only 150lbs heavier.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:59 PM   #12
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10% - 15% of total trailer weight must be on the tongue for safe towing. From published weights of this trailer (5300 empty + 1569 cargo capacity = 6869 GW) that's somewhere in the range from 690 to 1030 pounds. That 15% number is more than the 920 pound coupler rating my '17 Expedition can handle with a WDH.

What is our vehicle rated to handle? Assuming you're loaded to the max, and it's hard to stay under max, you gotta keep it more than 690 but less than your capacity.

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Old 08-13-2019, 05:01 PM   #13
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1320 with WDH. A max tow F150 comes with a beefier rear end.
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Good to go. Just keep in mind the tongue weight comes off the truck's cargo capacity. I'm limited to about 1450 pounds in the truck (and ball).

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Are you referring to exceeding the rating of your tow vehicles hitch? The coupler is attached to your trailer.
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Receiver, not coupler. Thanks for having my back.

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