Originally Posted by OldCoot
That make sense to try to predict with some degree of accuracy what the loaded pin weight will be, but whether it is 10% or 30% is of no consequence.
I am not sure I understand what you are saying.
It is well established that for safe handling there is a ratio (expressed as a percent of total trailer weight) that must be carried by the towing vehicle.
8 - 14% of camper weight must lie on the tongue and 15-25% must ride on the pin.
Optimum handling occurs at 12% for travel trailers and 20% for 5th wheels.
Trying to size your camper so that the pin load on the truck falls in the safe zone ( as close to optimum as possible) and still not exceed available truck payload requires some forethought.
It would be great to have a tool that will give you some idea before you pull the trigger on too much camper.
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