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Old 10-24-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Lil Snoozy tongue weight?

Good morning! I have another question for the Snoozers on the forum. What is your real-world tongue weight? I think the Snoozy is a great design overall, but I am concerned about overloading my hitch and rear suspension. With the basement storage, and the tongue-mounted generator/load platform, what do you see for weight when actually loaded to hit the road? I would guess it could be significantly different than the factory spec sheet. Clearly it will vary quite a bit based on each user's style, but it is that general range that I am interested in. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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Paul LiL Snooze advised in a thread called LiL Snoozy that the tongue weight of an unloaded trailer was 274lbs - included Honda 2000 generator (46lbs), battery, battery box, full hot water heater, micro wave, Thedford cassette toilet and spare tire mounted under the bed. Side and rear awnings.
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Thanks, Carol. I had missed that post when I searched earlier. According to the Snoozy site, the trailer has a tongue weight of 185 lbs, and an overall weight of "2500" lbs, which looks a bit like a guesstimate. But, using those numbers, that is a 7.4% tongue weight, which is pretty low (almost low enough to be troubling). Add the generator and spare, per the numbers you cite, that raises the tongue to 274 lbs, and the overall trailer to 2589 lbs. That is a 10.6% tongue weight -- still pretty low, but coming into range.

But, from there, the layout seems to have a heavy bias towards storage at the front. That is where I am looking for numbers from the wild. My tow vehicle (Honda Odyssey) has a max tongue weight of 350, and experience tells me to stay below that due to a fairly compliant suspension. I am curious how the real-world loading plays out on overall tongue weight for our resident Snoozers.
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Hopefully someone with a Snooze will chime in with some actual loaded weights. Agree though that 10% or less on the tongue if one plans to go over 55mph is not a good thing....
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