Tow vehicles, axle ratios and tongue loads
I truly get a kick out of the discussions of tow requirements and load. As a result I weighed my tongue weight.
Amazingly my tongue weight is only 160 pounds for a 2200 pound trailer, well below the recommended 10-15% numbers one hears suggested. I recently placed two solar panels weighing 20 pounds on the rear of the roof and now the tongue weight is 140 pounds.
When I add a second battery this week it will again return the tongue weight to the 160-170 pound weight which is the Sunline design weight.
Our Honda has loved towing the Sunline. We've crossed the Rockies twice with our Sunline, knock on wood, no problems. A simple anti-sway bar seems more than adequate, no weight transfer bars involved.
We love this little rig and can't wait to hit the road again.
I admit it is not the ideal rig, but definitely meets all our needs.
Safe travels to all,
Norm and Ginny Milliard
1982 Sunline 15.5 SB
2004 Honda CRV 4 cyl, manual