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  • trimtab
    new on TAB forum...Hi...we have a 2020 320...would you be so kind as to let me know the tongue weight of your?
    Eric
    May 16
    • BrianZ
      BrianZ
      Eric @trimtab, our tongue weight is 223, and our hitch weight totals 320 with bike rack & 2 bikes. See my 2nd comment under this topic for all weights/calculations..
      https://tab-rv.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/9867/hitch-mounted-bike-rack-new-draw-bar-installed
      The 223 weight includes the following additions:
      a larger/heavier battery, a mounted drain hose storage tube, spare tire mounted on side, plastic storage box mounted on vinyl board platform holding chocks, wood blocks, cables, hoses, etc.

      I also added air lifts inside the rear springs on our Toyota Sienna, which, when inflated to 30 lbs, prevents 1+" of sagging in the rear & stabilizes the ride.
    • trimtab
      trimtab
      Hey thanks Brian. We are pulling..or will be next week..our 320 with a 4 year old Audi Q5. Not the most powerful or rugged TV but comfortable. I wanted to keep well below the 400 lbs tongue weight it is rated for.
    • BrianZ
      BrianZ
      Our Sienna manual recommends keeping tongue weight between 9-11%, and our 223 is right about 10%. The bigger riisk, IMO, is being too low, which is when you get trailer sway. Being a bit on the heavy side of 10% without being too near the limit might be ideal for how the trailer pulls.
    • trimtab
      trimtab
      We had a Livin'lite trailer a few years back...weighed about 1800 lbs. No sway problems. The flat front did push a lot of air though...