Larry, I do know the tongue weight. I weigh it at least yearly.
Our tongue weight ranges from 195-205, dependent probably on loading and the amount of propane
in the tank. We carry only one propane
As well to reduce the effect of tongue weight I take the pin out of the ball mount and shove the ball mount into the receiver as far as it can co and mark the location of the pin hole on the ball mount. I then drill a hole through the ball mount at this location and re-insert the pin.
This moves the tongue weight closer to the rear axle
which helps move the weight where it belongs.
(Ideally you'd like to have the tongue weight over the rear axle
like a 5th wheel. Of course this is not possible but the distance to the rear axle
from the ball is an important one. to minimize. It's a little thing one can do easily. I had my drilled by a local welding yard.)
The other thing I do is increase the pressure in all my tires
but particularly my trailer tires
, running the Scamp tires
at 50 psi cold, and my tow vehicle tires on the Honda CRV at 39 rear and 36 front (on the Odyssey 36r/33f). This stiffens the side walls.
You may know but we travel about 8 months a year, we've always had a light
tongue weight compared to some others. We generally try to keep the trailers weighty items over or near the axle and low in the trailer. Lighter items in the front or rear cabinets, like bedding or clothing.
We do carry a half tank of water at all times on the road. We do not have a roof top air conditioner but do have a 5000 btu unit mounted in the bottom of our closet venting thru the floor.
We do have an anti sway bar. We have towed without one for 1000's of miles but many suggested it would be nice to have in an emergency and since we've had two emergencies (not sway events) we do travel with one. It's inexpensive and easy to use.
We typically drive between 55 and 62 depending on the road. Generally we avoid Interstates, particularly in the eastern USA.
The following thread shows our trailer. Tons of Scamp mods.
Preparing a 1991 Scamp 16
Glad to answer questions.