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Old 04-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #31
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ChooChooMan74, I don't think the 520 lbs. that you came up for tongue weight isn't exactly right. You can only get a true tongue weight at CAT scales by going across the scales 1 time without the spring bars in place. The 2 TV axles with that weigh-in minus the 2 TV axles with the solo weigh-in equal the tongue weight.

I have an idea that your actual tongue weight is in the 650 to 700 lb. range. Even at 650 lb., that is a 14% tongue weight to trailer ratio on a 4600 lb. trailer. You may be able to reduce some of the weight on your Liberty by redistributing the load some in your trailer, and still keep a least a 12% trailer tongue weight.

Just another idea to throw out there.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #32
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Thx for the help. This trip to the scales, I was extra heavy on the nose since I filled my water up to capacity. The only time I will be doing that in a real situation is camping at one of the local beaches.

I am planning a solo trip in June without the family. I could scale up again. I would just have to find a way to figure them in.

The big thing, no issues towing. It felt great!
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #33
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I know Reese says no less than 5 links, but I always ran mine with 4. I no longer have that rig and don't know where my CAT scale reading are, but that was the only way I could make it work. I had a 2009 Ford F-150 with the max tow options and a 30 foot Outback tow behind. I had the head tilted as far as it would go and I was using 1000 pound square bars. I drove it that way for over 2 years. Never pulled the bars off for backing and made some radical turns to get into some camp sites. Also pulled it through the Smoky Mountains. Of course, this doesn't mean everyone can get by with using 4 links. BTW, the dealer had the hitch so wrong it was ridiculous. I was probably only off setting 100 pounds or so with their settings! Always check your set up according to the manufacturers instructions.
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