Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
The back door is ideal for loading bikes and canoes, something that can not be done in the other fg trailers. Just put some carpet remnants down and load it up. The tongue racks are not recommended unless you have a class iv hitch due to the weight
issue. I bought folding bikes and a travel bag from CW.
You got me curious about my ClassIII hitch and the tongue weight capacity.Since it has been years and a couple of mods since I last checked it, I went out to the shop and weighed the tongue of my 13 Scamp
front bath with a full tank of propane
, a class 27 battery
and two bikes on the front rack, the front closet about as full as travel, a couple gallons in the black tank and no cargo or water behind the axle
. It is just under 260lbs.
We normally travel with about 75lbs of aditional water and gear behind the rear axle
, which should bring the tongue weight easily under 250lbs.
That is half the rated tongue capacity for a ClassIII non distributing hitch and right at the appropriate tongue weight for a 2000lb trailer.
On the LiL Snoozy
in particular, it appears that the design would prohibit any practical front rack unless it was mounted on the slope!
Hmmm,maybe that could be done!
It is a good subject to breach occasionally, since it is often ignored when discussing towing capacity.
This is a great opportunity to remind everyone to review and reweigh whenever any significant mod is undertaken, whether it is front or back,...bicycles, generators or tongueboxes...
BTW;one more thanks for the marketing idea. We are now refitting a trailswest camper (rear entry).
How long is the average kayak?