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Old 03-28-2016, 10:59 AM   #21
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We Love ours Late 2015 23IKSS, enjoy yours and good luck, is that a diesel BMW X Series? Seems to be very low in the rear. As you stated just redo your WDH and should be good to go.
No, that is a gas one...
Yes, the guys at the dealer left it that way but since I wanted to play with it later anyway and the ride home was not that far, I decided to leave it like that.
One thing I may have wrong is that I ordered 800lbs tongue weight bars and I'm not sure now if that is enough... Any clues?
Anyway, I didn't have time to play with it so will check that later...

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Old 03-28-2016, 11:18 AM   #22
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I had a Camco 1000/10,000 EZ-Lift from my Shasta but TW was close to 780 on Shasta, Roo is under 600. I switch to the Anderson which is adjustable from 600-1400, so I am ok now. When dealer setup Camco on the Roo bars barely had any tension so I Knew it was overkill but you should be ok on 800 because you will load stuff on front, figure Battery is 100#'s and Propane is like 90#'s full so you will be ok.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:27 PM   #23
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One thing I may have wrong is that I ordered 800lbs tongue weight bars and I'm not sure now if that is enough... Any clues?
Anyway, I didn't have time to play with it so will check that later...

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YES, you did order the wrong one.
You apparently went by fictional brochure/website "dry" weights.
The loaded for camping tongue weight will easily exceed 800lbs.
Heck, my 23SS has a much lower tongue weight and I got the 1000/1000w lbs Equal-i-zer.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:51 AM   #24
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No, that is a gas one...
Yes, the guys at the dealer left it that way but since I wanted to play with it later anyway and the ride home was not that far, I decided to leave it like that.
One thing I may have wrong is that I ordered 800lbs tongue weight bars and I'm not sure now if that is enough... Any clues?
Anyway, I didn't have time to play with it so will check that later...

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Our IKSS loaded, with 2 batteries scaled out at 6050 lbs with 5200 on the axles, so 850 pound tongue weight. You aren't way off, but the 1,000lb bars may be a better way to go. There are a lot of variables here when you look at how much stuff you add, where you put it in the trailer, and how the WDH itself is adjusted to try to shift a little weight back onto the axles.

I've tried to minimize tongue weight after taking it to the scale, as the 850# tongue weight had the F-150 right at max weight for the rear axle and very close to max GVWR. Even though its a 23 foot hybrid, you need a pretty stout tow vehicle to stay within payload specs with that much tongue weight. Thinking the next truck may be a 3/4 ton since we have been accumulating bikes & kayaks since we bought the trailer. Would be nice to just throw whatever gear and firewood we want in the truck and go.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:00 PM   #25
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Our IKSS loaded, with 2 batteries scaled out at 6050 lbs with 5200 on the axles, so 850 pound tongue weight. You aren't way off, but the 1,000lb bars may be a better way to go. There are a lot of variables here when you look at how much stuff you add, where you put it in the trailer, and how the WDH itself is adjusted to try to shift a little weight back onto the axles.

I've tried to minimize tongue weight after taking it to the scale, as the 850# tongue weight had the F-150 right at max weight for the rear axle and very close to max GVWR. Even though its a 23 foot hybrid, you need a pretty stout tow vehicle to stay within payload specs with that much tongue weight. Thinking the next truck may be a 3/4 ton since we have been accumulating bikes & kayaks since we bought the trailer. Would be nice to just throw whatever gear and firewood we want in the truck and go.
Thank you it is good to know the real numbers.
I'll be playing with the WD set up and if I can't get the front back to were it was (the current set up can get it only until 1/2 in above no cargo condition) I'll buy new spring bars.
This is w/o cargo on the trailer but it is also w/o bike, bike rack (mine weight 55lbs(only the rack!!!)) and bikes on the rear of the trailer so things can change....
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Thank you it is good to know the real numbers.
I'll be playing with the WD set up and if I can't get the front back to were it was (the current set up can get it only until 1/2 in above no cargo condition) I'll buy new spring bars.
If you are within a 1/2 in on the front, I would think that's pretty good. The real test would be to find a CAT Scale. There are a lot of good threads on here about how to weigh your rig on a segmented scale like a CAT Scale. If you weigh just the tow vehicle, then weigh the combo you can compare the front axle weights. If you are the same or a little higher on the front axle weight, you should be good. If your front axle weight drops, then I would be trying to adjust. You don't want the trailer taking weight off the steer axle. Otherwise, IMO, the 1/2" height difference doesn't matter.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:58 AM   #27
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Hello all,
Thank you for your inputs, they are very much appreciated.
We are still "discovering" the camper and planning our first outing for maybe 2 weeks.
This weekend I found out that the tires are rated to 75MPH and not the stated in many forums 65 MPH.
Have someone towed at 70 MPH constant?

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Hello all,
Thank you for your inputs, they are very much appreciated.
We are still "discovering" the camper and planning our first outing for maybe 2 weeks.
This weekend I found out that the tires are rated to 75MPH and not the stated in many forums 65 MPH.
Have someone towed at 70 MPH constant?

Tks,
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Which tires does your Roo have?
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205/75 14 radial tubeless
What brand of tire? Most trailer tires are rated at 65 MPH. Just wondering where you found that the tires are rated at 75 MPH. Want to see if the tires on my new 233S are rated at 75 like yours.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
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