Originally Posted by marty1954
Hi all, we are upgrading from a Catalina Summit to a NoBo 16.8. We are driving a 2019 Kia Sorento V6 so our back end has been drooping even though the camper hitch weight id 350# and the Kia's max is 350#. The NoBo's hitch weight of 270# attracted us.
Unfortunately you've become a victim of RV marketing.
Many owners of smaller vehicles, like yours, have been drawn to the fictional dry weight numbers of these larger single axle trailers. Only to find that the real world tongue weights are MUCH higher.
It's no wonder your Kia is sagging.
Have you actually weighed the loaded tongue weight? That 270 is a fantasy number that doesn't include the weights of batteries, factory, water and trailer cargo.
I'm betting that the loaded for camping tongue is quite a bit over 350lbs.
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity