I'm not very familiar with the Hobbi, but I do know a little about it. It appears to be a 220.
Hobbi Model 220 Specifications
Carrying Capacity 2750
Length 26' 3
Height 10' 1
Fresh Water 50 gal.
Waste Water 30 gal.
Gray Water 30 gal.
Tire Size 205/75D14C
Rim Size 14 x 5
I have seen one around here, it's parked out in front of a house for sale. I'm not sure of the model of that one, but I did note that the axles are spread apart a lot.
I suspect Keystone did this to allow them to keep the tongue weight down but still allow a heavier load in the back. This way smaller TV's such as this Tundra could tow them, which is practically impossible with most TH's.
I was quite shocked to see the TW on this Hobbi, dry, is just shy of 600 lbs. Ours is at least double this.
Based on my take on it, I assume most toy hauler owners travel with the toys in the back >75% of the time, so the approximate loaded TW is really more important with these vehicles than the dry.
I think the main reason for the low TW here is in a normal toy hauler, the rear has really no weight when unloaded due to all appliances being in the forward half of the trailer. In this trailer, everything is pretty evenly split like a normal trailer.
In our toy hauler, I actually make sure to pack it with the heavier machine as far back as possible because the trailer really has too much TW empty. Taking some of the weight off is key to allow the trailer to pull better.
Despite all the TW issues we've had, I'd still take the high tongue weight any day over very little.
I suspect with this trailer being low profile and pretty light weight, it probably used a friction sway (if it used anything that is), and with so much weight in the back half, it wouldn't take much wind to push that trailer beyond the capabilities of the friction sway.
Oh yeah, in looking back at the floorplan quickly, it is interesting that the trailer fell on the heavy side with the machine there. While I do put our heavy one in the back, it rides right in the center. What a bad toy hauler floorplan design...
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