Installed a new 3p Propride hitch and made a trip to scales
Its been a while since I have been on. Just wanted to update where I was at. A little background information first. I was having problems with sway on a new trailer I had bought. I had the dealer set up Equalizer 4 pt sway control hitch with 10,000 lb bars. I was unable to dial in the hitch and control the sway so I purchased a 3p Propride Hitch. Installed the hitch and I must say what an improvement with sway. It has all but been eliminated. I feel a little side to side motion on occasion, but no more sway at all. I made a trip to the scales today on our way home from camping for the weekend with the new set up and wanted to get some opinions on my set up based on my truck capacity, travel trailer and the weights. Also, is there a way to figure out tongue weight based on my numbers at the scales. Here is what I have.
Tow Vehicle Specs 2012 Chevy Silverado Half Ton, 5.3 w/ 6 speed auto transmission with 3.42 rear end, Curb Weight 5288, Payload 1712, GVWR 7000, Max Towing weigh 9500, GCWR Rear Axle 15,000, Front Gross Axle Weight 3,950, Rear Gross Axle 3950.
2013 Palomino Solaire 297RLDS, total length back to the tow ball is 32'6
Below is what I found out at the scales today.
Truck hooked up with the weight distributing bars engaged
Steer Axle - 3320, Drive Axle - 3700, Trailer Axle 5,860, Gross Weight 12,880
Truck hooked up with no weight distribution bars
Steer Axle - 3120, Drive Axle - 3,920, Trailer Axle 5,820, Gross weight 12,860
Steer Axle -3460, Drive Axle - 2,680, Gross weight 6,140
So what do you guys think?
As a side note, I left the 3p hitch on the trailer when weighing the truck alone and had the stinger part in the hitch receiver still. Not sure how this changes things.