Originally Posted by rlocicero
Hi folks, I am new to the forum. We are looking at a 2000 280 SR and need specs on it. Weight and tongue weight mostly. If anyone has that data, it would be greatly appreciated.
1st off welcome to the club! A great place with a lot of nice folks.
I looked up the 2000 T280SR. Wow that is a 10,000# GVWR TT. Front kitchen, dry wt of 6,075 with dry tongue of 780#
Here is something I can offer. This past summer I did some tongue weighing at the Buttonwodd M & G.
A 2005 T280SR has a loaded tongue weight of 1,125#. This fine camper peron also did a lot of weight and balance work and loaded up the rear storage area under the bed to offset the heavy tongue and still keep his tongue weigth in the right % of loaded GVW. See PTHutch on the forum here, he has scaled axles weights too.
Front kitchens do weigh a lot on the tongue but you can help balance them out by the rear cargo area. Point is, you will need to work at this, not a lot, but a trip to the scales once loaded will be in order.
I do not know what your TV is, but it will be a minimum of a 3/4 ton suspension. A loaded 1,200# tongue weight can be easily obtained.
It' also odd Sunline derated the 2005 GVWR from the year 2000. If I recall right it is 8,600 GVWR
Hope this helps
PS To Henry’s point my T310SR is 1,400# loaded tongue with full fresh water. But I have a floor plan that loads even more to the tongue. A rear living area TT. I had to watch and load/balance correctly to get the tongue weight to stay as low as 1,400. Floor plan and where and how you load stuff affects the tongue weight.
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