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Re: Tongue Weight
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2017, 11:47:07 AM »
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Re: Tongue Weight
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 01:00:45 PM »
We have the original lighter duty 2" ball coupler with the 700 lb max tongue weight on our 16TBS. So I added the grade 8 side bolts as soon as I saw the bending on Charlie's coupler last year. I can see why LL changed to the heavier coupler on the newer single axle 16TBS, with the tongue weight that mojospeople is reporting.
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Re: Tongue Weight
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2017, 03:10:41 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I found Charlie's original coupler fix in the archives.  https://aluminumcamperforum.com/index.php?topic=210.msg1194#msg1194

Looks relatively easy to complete.
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Re: Tongue Weight
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2017, 03:59:12 PM »
Whether you have a 16 footer or 21 footer, it makes a lot of sense to have the side bolts installed. Doesn't take much effort and it doesn't hurt anything. It's an extra measure of precaution regardless of which coupler you have. Here is a pic of ours after installing the side bolts on our 21BHS (which came with the heavier coupler). It's a much more solid set-up now!
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Re: Tongue Weight
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 07:09:43 PM »
Just weighed my 2018 TBS16 tongue weight.   489 lbs with 2 full 20lb size propane tanks and a single group 24 battery.   Nothing at all on board, no water, no stuff.
Can't wait to see what the tongue weighs loaded up ready to go.   I will be swapping the group 24 battery for 2 group 31 AGM batteries I have.
That alone will likely add 75 lbs to the tongue weight.
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