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Old 07-11-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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I just purchased a Sherline Tongue weight 1000 lb scale and was a little surprised at our 575 lb tongue weight. We have dual 6 volt batteries, 2 full propane tanks, and just hoses, chalks and other light stuff in the front box. We also have the factory invertor which is mounted under the front bench.

Has anyone else measured the tongue weight on a 2 Gen 19'?
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I just purchased a Sherline Tongue weight 1000 lb scale and was a little surprised at our 575 lb tongue weight. We have dual 6 volt batteries, 2 full propane tanks, and just hoses, chalks and other light stuff in the front box. We also have the factory invertor which is mounted under the front bench.

Has anyone else measured the tongue weight on a 2 Gen 19'?
I will as soon as My 19 arrives, but have a few months yet. Have the same scale.

Was totally in the dark but this would give a point of reference as to a ball park for mine and help determine the need for wdh. I'll be going with the standard 12 v so can probably take off a 100lbs or so.
Would the inverter add any significant weight?
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I just purchased a Sherline Tongue weight 1000 lb scale and was a little surprised at our 575 lb tongue weight. We have dual 6 volt batteries, 2 full propane tanks, and just hoses, chalks and other light stuff in the front box. We also have the factory invertor which is mounted under the front bench.

Has anyone else measured the tongue weight on a 2 Gen 19'?
Seems heavy to me. I don't have a second gen 19 and I'm at 425lbs. On our first gen 19. That said, that's with a full water tank, which will lift the front end some. So you could play with the water to lighten the tongue I think.
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We have a 21' so I can't give you any help with 19' weights, but I do know that I was surprised how much difference it would make between a full fresh tank and an empty one. Maybe try it with different amounts of water in the fresh tank?
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Tongue Weight Symptoms

I understand high tongue weight puts pressure on the rear end of the TV. What symptoms might one experience with high tongue weight? Steering issues? Sway? ...? Understanding the symptoms might help one suppose their tongue weight is too high without having the means to measure it.
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I just purchased a Sherline Tongue weight 1000 lb scale and was a little surprised at our 575 lb tongue weight. We have dual 6 volt batteries, 2 full propane tanks, and just hoses, chalks and other light stuff in the front box. We also have the factory invertor which is mounted under the front bench.

Has anyone else measured the tongue weight on a 2 Gen 19'?
You are not a newbie, right? I would not necessarily take that number as correct. No stabilizers down, right? I would look again at the situation and try it a couple more times.
In fact, I would even go so far as to check that number at a truck scale.
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Seems heavy to me. I don't have a second gen 19 and I'm at 425lbs. On our first gen 19. That said, that's with a full water tank, which will lift the front end some. So you could play with the water to lighten the tongue I think.
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Is that with dual 6 volts and full propane? I would think the inverter is under 10 lbs.

Water heater was empty too.
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You are not a newbie, right?
I'm a newbie with a Sherline scale.
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I'm a newbie with a Sherline scale.
Hehehe, I was thinking that but hope the scale is weighing correctly. It is hard to goof up with the scale itself. Could be something else. Possibly how you are loaded and that number is correct. But not absolutely impossible that the scale is off.
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Make sure that the trailer is exactly level when you make the measurement.

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I will as soon as My 19 arrives, but have a few months yet. Have the same scale.

Was totally in the dark but this would give a point of reference as to a ball park for mine and help determine the need for wdh. I'll be going with the standard 12 v so can probably take off a 100lbs or so.
Would the inverter add any significant weight?
Does seem heavy. Although with 150lbs of batteries, 40lbs of propane, the fact that you have a tongue box, and any options that may contribute, you may find that you aren't that far off. Also I would highly doubt that the 2nd gen 19 is truly 256 dry.
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Does seem heavy. Although with 150lbs of batteries, 40lbs of propane, the fact that you have a tongue box, and any options that may contribute, you may find that you aren't that far off. Also I would highly doubt that the 2nd gen 19 is truly 256 dry.
Just realized I quoted my own post in my post. Blame it on my thumbs
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You might check into eTrailer.com. They have a description on measuring tongue weights with a bathroom scale ... as does You Tube. Its simple and would be an interesting check on your Sureline.

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I guess I could stand on it and see if its close but don't know if I can balance that good anymore.
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You might check into eTrailer.com. They have a description on measuring tongue weights with a bathroom scale ... as does You Tube. Its simple and would be an interesting check on your Sureline.

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I'd use the Sherline to check the bathroom scale.
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I guess I could stand on it and see if its close but don't know if I can balance that good anymore.
Good idea.
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While the fulcrum system works with a bathroom scale, it is a bit of a pain to set up. You can buy a bathroom scale with a 700 lb rating for $90.00 and weigh directly.
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It is a little disquieting to peg the bathroom scale and I don't mean with the tongue weight.
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Hey Jon,
Oooh I'd be good for another 200 lbs. hope your summer is going well and your trailer gets done early. ( if that would make you happy)
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Hehehe, Could be something else. Possibly how you are loaded and that number is correct. But not absolutely impossible that the scale is off.
My advice is to sober up, and try the Sherline when you can focus better
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