Originally Posted by f1100turbo
Isle are you also figuring in your hitch weight as well ?
You need to subtract that from dry weight cause that weight is on your truck not your axles
I posted in the other thread (with pictures of how this all goes awry), but I thought I'd put this here as well. Go ahead and look at the stickers on your trailer (should be on the driver front side and the door frame).
From the stickers on the side of mine:
3084 dry weight - side sticker says max load is 794. Sticker also says a full water tank is 424 lbs - so with no food, no clothes, no camping stuff, no battery, no propane, nothing but a full water tank, you'd already be at 3500 lbs
3878 - 10% tongue weight = 3490 lbs, or just 10 pounds under the MAX axle load limit.
Use a load stabilizer (which we found necessary to tow well) and it shifts about 50-100 pounds back, which puts you at roughly 3600 or 100 lbs over
the rated weight.
The tires ours came with were rated at 1700# - you'd also be 200# over that.
Note that on Forest River's website, there is no current version of this trailer and all the specs are "TBA"
This was the first trailer I ever bought and I have, unfortunately, learned a lot, particularly in talking with Forest River and Lippert. I'm not at all pleased, particularly with the lack of interest or help from either. Who knows, maybe this is the "industry standard" of disinterest.