Don’t Believe The Hype

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by Rockies Bill, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Rockies Bill

    Rockies Bill Runnin' with the pack!

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    2DCF44C2-94AD-4869-A748-E1DC1879D015.jpeg When I purchased my new pop up on Monday Aug 20th, the rv dealership were swearing up and down that my tongue weight, with all options on board and full propane tank was 116lbs. Do you think I believed them? With the interstate battery coming in at 50.3lbs, my total should be 166.3lbs. Here is what it really is: 200lbs even.
     
  2. eoleson1

    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Probably a good thing it wasn't 116 lbs. It would have swayed like crazy from being back heavy. 200 lbs is good.
     
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  3. Rockies Bill

    Rockies Bill Runnin' with the pack!

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    You are right. But if they are telling me 116lbs....then I added the weight of the battery 50.3lbs. The total would be 166.3lbs. It is good for me to know the tongue weight, because my total TV weight of passengers, supplies, dog, plus tongue weight of camper cannot go over 900lbs as stated on the TV door and manual.
     
  4. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    The dealers have a motto : Promise /tell the buyer anything just get the money
    However Rockies Bill is correct, you need tongue weight (up to a point) or the unit will probably sway
     
  5. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    You would think dealers would have a tongue weight scale ...

    But, like the others, I agree that it's better to have that weight up front.
     
  6. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
    And this is why you don't believe salespeople.
     
  7. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Yep, can't trust most sales people. Good thing you did your own due diligence. When you have a limited tongue weight capacity you really do need to do your homework.
     

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