When we bought our 26' Prowler TT back in '91 Fleetwood listed the tongue weight in their brochure as 480#. A few years later I weighed the trailer in its average loaded configuration and on a whim I weighed the tongue.
1020# on the tongue!
We had the model with the front kitchen meaning that the food and utensils were at the front of the trailer, but there is no possible way we had over 500# up there.
The factory hitch on our Suburban was rated at 1,000# dead weight and 10,000# drawbar. I immediately had it modified to a rating of 1,200 / 12,000#.
We had the truck and trailer for 21 years and I estimate we towed it over 25,000 miles. Our Suburban was a heavy duty 3/4T with a big block V8 and with that much tongue weight it was a dream to tow. Were we to tow a trailer again, I'd go with a heavy duty tow vehicle. But that's just my 2 cents worth.
Tony & Margaret Howard
2001 Surf Side 3311 DSO