Originally Posted by Manana
According to the specs for my TT. The hitch weight is 832 lbs. This is about 200 lbs more that 20% of the dry weight.
SO should I not load it with most of the weight towards the front? We have a weight dist. hitch but I'm just curious. It seems to be heavy in the front if the stats are accurate.
It's a Coleman 295QB
You are looking at the wrong stats. The dry weight (UVW) is 6,231 lbs. But that the dry weight number is useless in determining tongue weight or towing weight. You need to know the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The cargo carrying capacity (CCC) is 3,449 lbs. Add the 6,231 lb UVW and the 3,449 CCC to get the 9,680 lb GVWR for a potential tongue weight of 968 lbs (9,680 lbs x 10%).
However, the 3,449 lb CCC is quite large. If you load it with less cargo, then the required 10% tongue weight goes down. It does not do any harm to have a tongue weight over 10%. I aim for 12% just to give myself a safe margin. I suggest you take the fully loaded trailer to a CAT scale so you get an accurate gross weight once it is loaded for camping.