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    Explaination of Different Hitch Weights

    I picked up my 2022 Grand Design Imagine 2670 MK on Friday and have a question about different hitch weights I’ve been given. First the sales brochure says hitch weight is 694 lbs. Second there is a build sheet in the documents I received that says it’s 824 lbs. Third is the “actual” hitch weights per the dealer tech who says he did an actual weighing and it’s 1200 lbs. The tech’s weight was after the Hensley Hitch was installed, but the camper was still completely empty. Can anyone shed any light on this? I’m hoping to not have to go weight everything myself!

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    I'm not sure about what your dealer tech said, but the other two weights make perfect sense. Units vary coming off the line depending on options, etc. (the brochure weights are with no options, no propane, no battery, no fluids, etc.). I'm not familiar with the Hensley or how it redistributes weight. A reliable rule of thumb on travel trailers is to use 13% of the total weight of the trailer to estimate a tongue weight. That means, loaded to GVWR, the 2670 would put about 1,100 lbs. on the ball. If you want really accurate weights yourself, load up the RV and take it to the nearest CAT scale.

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    ^^exactly what @Second Chance said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickandpolly View Post
    I picked up my 2022 Grand Design Imagine 2670 MK on Friday and have a question about different hitch weights I’ve been given. First the sales brochure says hitch weight is 694 lbs. Second there is a build sheet in the documents I received that says it’s 824 lbs. Third is the “actual” hitch weights per the dealer tech who says he did an actual weighing and it’s 1200 lbs. The tech’s weight was after the Hensley Hitch was installed, but the camper was still completely empty. Can anyone shed any light on this? I’m hoping to not have to go weight everything myself!
    As delivered without propane or battery it should be the 824 lbs on the build sheet

    Then add propane, a Group 27 battery and 200 lbs for the Hensley. That’s pretty close to 1200 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickandpolly View Post
    I picked up my 2022 Grand Design Imagine 2670 MK on Friday and have a question about different hitch weights I’ve been given. First the sales brochure says hitch weight is 694 lbs. Second there is a build sheet in the documents I received that says it’s 824 lbs. Third is the “actual” hitch weights per the dealer tech who says he did an actual weighing and it’s 1200 lbs. The tech’s weight was after the Hensley Hitch was installed, but the camper was still completely empty. Can anyone shed any light on this? I’m hoping to not have to go weight everything myself!
    Your hitch weight will change when you fully load a 2670. It is a rear kitchen model with most of it's storage behind the rear axle. As a result everything you add to the rear will affect your hitch weight. Please do weigh it after loading so you have an understanding of how to load it safely. My magic number for my 2670 hitch weight was 920-980lbs with a ProPride hitch installed and WD applied. Stay Safe, Frank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickandpolly View Post
    ... I’m hoping to not have to go weight everything myself!
    Why wouldn’t you want to weigh it yourself? That’s really the only way to get the “true” weight of your setup and the way you load your rig. I would encourage you to do that and add it to your education. “Book education” and “real-life learning” are two totally different things. I’ve found that “real-life learning” is much better, and sticks with me much longer.

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