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Old 04-18-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Just got weighed and confused !

Okay just got weighed at Cat Scale
TV 2016 Dodge Ram V8 6.4L Hemi
TT 26ft camper dry 4800

1st weigh fully loaded and hitched
Steer axle 4340
Drive axle 4500
Trailer axle 4900
Gross 13740
2nd weigh wdh off
Steer axle 4180
Drive axle 4760
Trailer axle 4840
3rd weigh only TV
Steer axle 4320
Drive alex 3400
Gross 7720

Have pro series WDH with sway bar.
Thank you Also wheel wells are at same number before hitched and after hitched with wdh
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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Those numbers look real good. You can tell the WDH is setup well since you transferred weight back to the front axle almost equal to the unhitched weight.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:03 PM   #3
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Okay just got weighed at Cat Scale
TV 2016 Dodge Ram V8 6.4L Hemi
TT 26ft camper dry 4800

1st weigh fully loaded and hitched
Steer axle 4340
Drive axle 4500
Trailer axle 4900
Gross 13740

2nd weigh wdh off
Steer axle 4180
Drive axle 4760
Trailer axle 4840

3rd weigh only TV
Steer axle 4320
Drive alex 3400
Gross 7720

Have pro series WDH with sway bar.
Thank you Also wheel wells are at same number before hitched and after hitched with wdh
OK, something don't seem just right. The truck weight without the WDH hitched is 8940 lbs. The truck weight without the trailer is 7720. That indicates a 1220 lb. trailer tongue on a trailer that weighs just 6020 lbs. That is a 20.3 % tongue weight. That is really a high number. And with that kinda tongue weight, I would expect more shift of weights on the truck axles between the WDH spring bars in place and those weights when the spring bars were not in place.

I guess my big question is: Were all passengers and cargo the same and in the same locations in all of the weigh-ins ??
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The only thing we did was put wdh bars in camper for weigh without them... 20 percent is high?? Do you think we have much stuff in front of axle in camper?
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The only thing we did was put wdh bars in camper for weigh without them... 20 percent is high?? Do you think we have much stuff in front of axle in camper?
20% seems a bit high. I have read that the recommended tongue weight ratio should be 12-15%. Not sure if 20% would cause any problems or not.

The weight differences just don't seem right with a 1220 lb. tongue. Comparing to my setup: Last time I weighed, I had 720 lb. tongue weight. When not using the spring bars, the tongue weight took 300 lbs. off of my steer axle, and added 1020 lbs to the rear axle. On your truck, you are only losing 140 lbs. from your steer axle, and adding 1360 lbs to your rear axle. I just can't get my head around that. Of course, I have a 1/2 ton vs your 3/4 ton, but still, it seems the trailer should be taking more weight off of the steer axle when the spring bars are missing. What cab/bed setup do you have ??

Overall, it looks like a good setup with you getting the weight back on the steer axle with the WDH.
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Could it be I loaded camper with too much weight in front ??!
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Just a guess, but, your unhitched truck weight you probably didn't have the weight distribution head still on the truck, did you? That is probably over 100 pounds that is looking like tongue weight. Also, was the truck loaded equally for the unhitched weigh as for the two hitched weights? Passengers fuel, cargo etc
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Yes, we left the wdh head on truck... Forgot to take it off when weighing only truck. And yes all passengers, fuel the same. Did all weights in same day.
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What RV do you have?

Are there any heavy items in the front storage?
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