Originally Posted by BCDave
The plan - as laid out seems to focus a LOT of relatively heavy stuff at the BACK - how's this lil puppy going to balance? Will it have enough tongue weight
to be a nice tow?
I'd been meaning to look at the effect on tongue weight
and your post reminded me to do it. Moving the 50# refrig forward, adding an 80# range and removing the 25# microwave
creates about a 100 ft lb moment about the axle
- that means about 10# less tongue weight
if the hitch ball is 10' ahead of the axle
. I'm guessing a bit on the numbers but I'm confident the change is not much.
I'm removing the jack knife sofa which looks to be about right over the axle
so no tongue weight effect. I don't know how much Snoozy's weighs but Camping World lists a 68" jack knife sofa at 265# If so, the changes will cause a net weight reduction of about 150#.
I'll also add a 20# fiberglass propane
tank to the tongue which will increase tongue weight 10# when empty, almost 30# when full.