Originally Posted by uncle46
What weights should I get? Front wheels, Rear wheels of truck with load and total package including trailer. Not really sure at this point.
Ideally, you should do 3 weigh-ins. Most CAT scales just charge $1 or so for reweighs.
Without changing any cargo or passenger seat arrangement, and 1 axle (consider the 2 trailer axles as 1) completely on a different section of scales:
1 weight with the truck and trailer with the spring bars in place.
1 weight with the truck and trailer without the spring bars in place.
1 weight with just the truck without the trailer. Again, leave passengers and cargo just like they were with the previous weigh-ins.
The weight of the 2 truck axles with the trailer hooked up without the spring bars in place minus the weight of the 2 truck axles without the trailer will give you true tongue weight.
The front axle of the truck with the trailer hooked up and spring bars in place should be equal to or very close to the weight of the truck without the trailer.
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