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Old 11-22-2019, 04:12 PM   #1
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2608BS initial weighing

Got a sunny day today, so we took the truck and trailer down to the Cat scales and did some weighing...
Set the loads up as follows...
Truck - wife and I, the basic tool kit I'll carry, full fuel.
Trailer - power cords and adapters in the front basement, water hoses and chocks/leveling gear in the rear, sewer hoses in the bumper. About 5 gallons of water in the fresh tank. Some minor items in the truck (maybe 20 Lbs max). Batteries and full propane tanks.
Dumped holding tanks.

As others have recommended, we did 3 weights.
Truck only:
F: 4520
R:3120
GW: 7640

Truck and trailer, WD hitch unloaded:
F: 4160,
R: 4380
Tr: 6180
GW: 14720

Truck and trailer, WD hitch connected:
F: 4420
R: 3940
Tr: 6340
GW: 14700

Trailer itself (calculated): 7080

Looking at a cached copy of towingplanner.com's calculator (They appear to be down at this time), I get tongue weight of 900 and tongue weight percentage of 12.7%.

Looks slightly high on tongue weight maybe? Not bad, but I could probably put another 100 Lbs in the back if desired.
I have 1944 LBs of CCC. GVWR is 8796. I am carrying very little extra weight.

Of course, loading the truck will change things. I'll reweigh at that point, but I can calculate from what I have now pretty closely...

Nice to know that I am well within the envelope initially...
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:32 PM   #2
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Looks slightly high on tongue weight maybe? Not bad, but I could probably put another 100 Lbs in the back if desired.
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If you have a truck that can handle it...the higher the tongue weight the better. I prefer above 15% tongue weight.

Flirting with a low tongue weight is what gets folks in trouble.

Low tongue weight demo:

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Our Rockwood likes the tongue weight to be around 12-13%. Handles the best that way.
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Looking at a cached copy of towingplanner.com's calculator (They appear to be down at this time)...
I think I've fixed the issue with that. It was working and then up and broke on me with no change on my side.
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