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Old 06-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by anaro View Post
remember that when your wdh is properly adjusted approx 20% of the tongue weight is transferred back to the trailer so 80% of the weight will be on your vehicle. Not the way to shop but helpful knowledge once you've bought and find you are in a tough spot on weight. Also, don't off load too much weight to the rear as a low tongue weight can result in a sway condition. A good rule of thumb is to have tongue weight of 13-15% of the loaded weight of the TT (not the drive it off the lot weight).
I always wondered this. Makes sense of course but never knew the numbers. Nice to know.

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:55 AM   #12
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A weight distribution with anti sway control hitch, and or adjustable height air bags in your truck rear suspension, and or changing your hitch ball mount to raise the hitch height will shift the weight more on to the trailer.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #13
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This is a lot talked about discussion. But it's always good to read about it and get some people with experiences. There is no dumb question in order to stay safe. So thanks to everybody replying, hope stuff like that helps others too here ;-)

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