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Old 03-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #21
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Re: New 19ft. in Washington

A few hints addressing problems mentioned in this thread:

Before leaving, always do a walk-around the rig checking that everything is unplugged and stowed.

Keep an old towel to wipe the hose or electrical cable when you coil it before stowing.

A Question:

Doesn't that storage box add to the weight on the tongue?

BTW, nice rig, but a little big for our taste.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #22
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Re: New 19ft. in Washington

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A Question:

Doesn't that storage box add to the weight on the tongue?
The storage box itself (empty) does not add that much weight to the tongue, but on the 17 Reace will not install dual batteries in box due to potential of too much weight on the tongue. The dual batteries are installed on the rear bumper.

The storage box comes complete with a sticker stating 100 pound max capacity.

Looking forward to summer (3 months till delivery).

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:38 PM   #23
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Re: New 19ft. in Washington

According to Reace, the storage box is about 35 pounds. Looking at 19 ft weigh in reports most people end up toward the low end for tongue weight when loaded :P, so it should actually help weight distribution.

Of course every pound added should be considered carefully. I just got a bike rack for the back end. The Thule aluminum model is only 25 pounds and fits well.

We're looking forward to our trailer's inaugural trip to Kalaloch on the Washington coast next week.
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