My Fiber Stream
has only about 7% of the Total Weight
(2620 lbs) as Tongue Weight
(200 lbs). I carry "stuff" inside in tote bins, on the floor as far forward as possible. Other "stuff" is carried in the large compartment under the Right Bunk that has a large exterior baggage door. My Battery
compartment is under that bunk with it's own exterior access door.
I have never
experienced a sway problem. I assume that the reason is the Fiber Stream's
double axles. I have a friction anti-sway bar, but I don't use it unless I expect to be driving under high wind conditions.
I have a 2nd Group 27 Battery
in a portable battery
box. I use it only during boondocking
to supply the 400-watt inverter that powers up my old cathode-ray-tube TV/VCR. Yes, I'm a Neanderthal, but if it ain't broke, don't spend any money fixing it.
I would like to permanently mount this box on the tongue, and wire it in parallel with the house battery.
The rub is: where
? The propane
tanks are where they are now because of interference with the Weight
Distribution Hitch spring arm chain hook assemblies. Usually, the tanks are placed closer to the body. I had to cut the propane
cover to allow the hooks to hinge up. If I move the tanks back, closer to the body, I would have to elevate them so they will be above the WDH assemblies and not interfere, and I could mount the 2nd Battery Box in front of them.
It would be easier to move the tanks forward, closer to the jack, and place the 2nd Battery box behind them. However, the double tanks would now overhang the sides of the hitch. Would that interfere with turning? Or not? Would it look weird? Or better?
What about my frame? Would it hold up to the added weight?