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Old 09-10-2015, 07:14 AM   #11
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Have not had it to the scales, but did try to weight it at on a home made rig with a bath scale i saw, and did say over 900#, one reason i went with the TS because of the 800 to 1200 pound TW.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #12
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Anyone who says that TV can handle that TT w/o airbags probably hasn't been subjected to the incredibly soft rear coils on the newer Ram 1500's.
Coil springs are difficult to "stage". With leaf springs, some of the leafs are stiffer and don't function during lighter loads, but when weight is put on the truck then those come into play.


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Have not had it to the scales, but did try to weight it at on a home made rig with a bath scale i saw, and did say over 900#, one reason i went with the TS because of the 800 to 1200 pound TW.
Good Job !!

Most bathroom scales max out at 300 lbs, so if you ever weigh the trailer tongue again, you may want to use a board with 4 sections instead of 3. I also noticed that the board marks are not directly centered over the pipes, which could skew the results a bit.

As a safety precaution, especially when using a longer board, just have the tongue jack barely off of the ground when weighing....which it probably was. Even a 4x4 can break with that much weight on it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #13
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Instructions said trailer should be level, hence , the height, but agree with the longer stance. You are right, almost lost it one time, twisting off the privet point. But with new hitch, off to the scales !

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