My 2016 Starcraft 1222 trailer has a dry weight of 1870 lbs and a hitch weight of 250. I have not yet weighed the trailer, but I was able to weigh the hitch weight and it was appx 300 lbs. The discrepancy between specified and actual hitch weight is likely due to the battery and propane tank. Since I haven't actually weighed the trailer, I will guesstimate that the current weight is about 2000 lbs, which makes the hitch weight about 15%. My understanding is that 10-15% is the range to shoot for, so I would be at the top end of the range. I would prefer to be closer to 10-12.5% to reduce the hitch weight on the tow vehicle. I will add some weight to the trailer with gear, water, etc., so I have to plan for that as well. I would say the lightest the trailer will ever tow is 2000 lbs, and the heaviest would be 2500. So a hitch weight of 250 would be 12.5% of 2000, and 10% of 2500. Ideas for reducing the hitch weight: 1. Travel with the battery and / or propane tanks inside the camper, behind the axle. This would take some work up front and be a bit of a pain each time we set up and tear down, but it could represent a big reduction in hitch weight. 2. Distribute my gear to the back of the trailer as much as possible. Unfortunately a lot of the storage is toward the front of the trailer, so I may not be able to put enough in the back to make a big difference - also the rear storage is mostly on the right side of the camper - not sure if left/right weight distribution is critical. 3. Carry some ballast weight (dumbbells, weight lifting plates) at the back of the trailer. 4. Small things. Put the front table on the back slide out while traveling, put the metal slide out braces toward the back, etc. Thoughts?