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Tongue weight 2300 HPS


aywolf

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Tongue weight should be 9 - 15% of total trailer weight, 700 lbs is too high. If what you are indicating above is that the boat and trailer weigh 3,800 lbs, then you should be roughly 350 - 550 lbs tongue weight.

With the two figures you provided, how did you come up with 700  lbs?

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I'm a little surprised how light your rig is.  A typical 2200V is going to weigh north of 4000 lbs.

While you can make some tongue weight adjustments with a Ameratrail trailer, you are limited, and usually, they end up having significant tongue weight but they pull like a dream.

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No way a 23, with engine, fuel, gear, etc. sitting on an Ameratrail trailer can weigh 3800 lbs.  Pathfinder's performance test with the 250 SHO weighed over 3800 lbs, and those tests are always as light as a boat will ever be.  And that was without the trailer weight added in. 

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I made a mistake on my truck weight. I weighed it at 8040 ( exit weight) with 2 guys ~ 450 lbs at the landfill. I forgot that I had my utility trailer that day so that was 800-1000 or so lbs. That makes my truck around 6500 or so which means boat and trailer should be around 4500-5000 lbs combined.

To get the tongue weight, I pulled just far enough onto the scales to drop the jack stand. I unhooked and drove off scales.....700 lbs. it is an Ameratrail. 

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