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Old 03-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Tongue Weight

I have a 2570 Solaris, and I am pretty sure the tongue weight is listed at 630 lbs.

Without taking the camper to a scale, I am curious if this weight is before the two propane tanks and the battery are added?

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Hi Phil

If you are looking in the Sunline brochure, dry weights are what they list and that is the average model for that year less:

Battery
LP gas in the tanks. (The actual steel tank is included)

Any other options Sunline added at the factory would be above the average model dry weight.

LP gas the dealer fills and they also provide the battery so Sunline does not declare them in the brochure.

Also keep in the the dry weight in the catalog has no camping gear in the camper. When you start adding gear, both the axle weights and tongue weights will go up above what ever is declared as a dry weight.

Hope this helps

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PS the only real way to know loaded tongue weight is to scale the camper.
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Thanks John, that helped. So I am guessing if both tanks are filled and the battery added, that could add another 100 to 150 lbs to the weight.

Best bet is to get it scaled.

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If you have 30# LP tanks the weight of the LP gas is 63# for both tanks filled. A single Group 24 battery may be ~ 25 #.

Since both of them are not directly over the tow ball, the TT axles take a little of that weight.

Out of that 88# I'm guesstimating 60 of it goes to the tongue and 22# goes to the axles.

Again this is with no camping gear in the camper. Just what the LP gas and battery will do.

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