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Old 05-15-2016, 09:08 PM   #337
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[QUOTE=Livia;587551]
Our dry weight as listed on the inside of our closet door was 1875lbs. Assuming the battery and empty propane tanks weigh about 90lbs, this means our real world dry weight is only about 200 lbs heavier than factory estimated.

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The reason your Bigfoot is very close to the stated dry weight is that Bigfoots came with lots of items standard and not optional. While manufactures such as Boler's and Scamps had items such as a fridge, stove, water tanks, awning. bathroom etc as optional so their stated dry weights are more often than not much lower than what it factually is.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #338
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Update on 1973 Amerigo tongue weight

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AMERIGO 1973 FG-16

Gutted entirely except for molded ceiling and wooden upper cabinets (doors off), no batteries, no propane tanks, no plywood floor, our 1973 amerigo FG-16 level tongue weight was 90 pounds using our home scale, which is about 5 pounds lighter than the scale at the doctor's office.

Does that mean technically the empty shell and frame weigh about 950 pounds?


Once Paul got the new marine plywood floor installed and both deep cell marine batteries in their travel boxes chained up on the tongue plate, we re-weighed the tongue. Now it is at 210, which makes some sense, as the batteries are 45 pounds each. So that added 90 pounds to our previous 90 pound tongue weight...without adding a thing at the rear to counterbalance it.

I'm a little worried we're getting very heavy.

I'm concerned about the trailer and tongue weights, too!



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Old 05-16-2016, 09:00 AM   #339
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The reason your Bigfoot is very close to the stated dry weight is that Bigfoots came with lots of items standard and not optional. While manufactures such as Boler's and Scamps had items such as a fridge, stove, water tanks, awning. bathroom etc as optional so their stated dry weights are more often than not much lower than what it factually is.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #340
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Fredeick L: ever weigh an amerigo?

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This list is now complete.
While I may be computer literate, I am not totally computer fluent.
I have this data in an excel spreadsheet, and when I cut-and-pasted it here, I lost the column structure of excel.


I work so hard here because I am passionate about this subject.
This must be MY hobby.



Thank you for doing all this! 112 listed and not one amerigo.
Hope to run into one day when you're doing this again at an Oregon gathering and maybe you can weigh our amerigo FG-16? Or haved
you completed this task forever?

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Old 05-16-2016, 11:00 AM   #341
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[QUOTE=Kai in Seattle;582224]AMERIGO 1973 FG-16

Gutted entirely except for molded ceiling and wooden upper cabinets (doors off), no batteries, no propane tanks, no plywood floor, our 1973 amerigo FG-16 level tongue weight was 90 pounds using our home scale, which is about 5 pounds lighter than the scale at the doctor's office. /QUOTE]


Did you have the trailer remove it's shoes and take out it's wallet, keys and cell phone?
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:37 PM   #342
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AMERIGO 1973 FG-16

Gutted entirely except for molded ceiling and wooden upper cabinets (doors off), no batteries, no propane tanks, no plywood floor, our 1973 amerigo FG-16 level tongue weight was 90 pounds using our home scale, which is about 5 pounds lighter than the scale at the doctor's office. /QUOTE]


Did you have the trailer remove it's shoes and take out it's wallet, keys and cell phone?


Heck, we even gave it a haircut and clipped its nails. We made sure it wasn't even breathing heavy. And it was in dry weather, so it wasn't wet. A lady never weighs herself wet!

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thanks

I'd like to add my thanks for this. We've just begun to look into a trailer to take to off road events. This list helps alot as we would like to pull it with either my Jeep Comanche pick up or the wife's Hemi Durango.


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update 73 amerigo weight dry & loaded

1973 amerigo FG-16

Gutted weight: estimated 900 lbs, tongue weight 90 pounds (home scale)
almost finished weight, dry: weighed by weighmaster: 1760
finished weight, weighed by weighmater: 1980
loaded, Oregon truck weight scale, automated: 2150
(food, clothing, ice, water, games, dog bed, everything for a 3-day trip)
Loaded Tongue weight: 260 with door shut, home scale
Loaded tongue weight with door fully open: 280 (that darn center of gravity keeps shifting!) home scale

Peanut's weight, like mine, is not a stable thing.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:38 PM   #347
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Loaded Tongue weight: 260 with door shut, home scale
Loaded tongue weight with door fully open: 280 (that darn center of gravity keeps shifting!) home scale
Nice note!
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Nice note!
Thanks!
Knowing it's that sensitive has helped us load it properly for travel.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:32 PM   #349
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Finally got my 1985 UHaul VT weighed, stripped of everything except cushions battery and full propane tank, includes 2 deep cycle batteries and assorted electrical, no furnace. total weight un-hitched 2400# hitched to tug not on scale 2200# = tongue wt 200#,add to that the assorted stuff we usually bring along + 440# then food and clothes and the 2500# axle is over loaded. Note the one VT factory tag notes GVWR at 2080#
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Never had our 17' boler trailer empty before the ministry says it weighs only 780 kg empty. Converted 1720 lbs empty.

We are fixing it up and will add weight in the process but thought there weights were lot more.

Explains why my wife could move it with propane tanks off and empty in our driveway.

Not hard to pick tongue up with battery and tanks off, well balanced units, my cousin has a 18' airstream and we both together could never pick it's tongue up.
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