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Old 07-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #41
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Had an F-150 with the same set-up. To many problems with the EcoBoost in the hot humid weather. Sold it,
and got F250 Turbo diesel 400HP, 800 Ft lbs of torque. This thing will pull a house.
You got that right.. It does pull my house.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #42
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That might be the case if the camper hitch was directly over the rear axle, which it obviously is not.
To get the tongue weight, simply subtract the gross weight of the truck and the camper axle weight from the total gross weight.
12,620-6320-5520=780 pounds
Simple if you just stop and think about it for a second. Numbers can be confusing, and this weight balancing business especially so.

Or 40 pounds more if you use the second total gross weight of 12,660
not sure why they would be different, but 40 pounds isn't a bunch.
I was referring to the hitch tongue wt. I guess I should have been more specific. To get the actual tongue weight at home, get a 4 x 4 and a set of bathroom scales.
To use the method in the Figure, follow these guidelines:

Zero the scale with the board on the scale
Always place the trailer tongue 1 foot from the pipe on the support brick
Multiply the reading on the scale by the total distance between the 2 support pipes
Use a brick that is the same thickness as the scale so that the 2 x 4 is level when you weigh your trailer

For example, if the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the scale is 2 feet and the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the support brick is 1 foot, then you would multiply the reading on the scale by 3 to get the tongue weight. If the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the scale is 3 feet and the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the support brick is 1 foot, then you would multiply the reading on the scale by 4 to get the tongue weight.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #43
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I was referring to the hitch tongue wt. I guess I should have been more specific. To get the actual tongue weight at home, get a 4 x 4 and a set of bathroom scales.
Omega Quest already said that he measured tongue weight at 800 - 850 lb.

The 1100 lbs weight increase on the rear axle is because the tongue weight is loaded about 4' behind the axle centerline, reliefs 320 lbs off the front axle which makes the tongue weight 780 lbs.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #44
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Omega Quest already said that he measured tongue weight at 800 - 850 lb...
Missed that!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #45
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Omega Quest already said that he measured tongue weight at 800 - 850 lb.

The 1100 lbs weight increase on the rear axle is because the tongue weight is loaded about 4' behind the axle centerline, reliefs 320 lbs off the front axle which makes the tongue weight 780 lbs.

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Simple math, but can still be confusing when juggling a bunch of numbers.
But if the OP's truck and camper sit fairly level, I would say he is good to go.
While getting all of the weight back on the front wheels would be nice, it may be impractical.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #46
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...While getting all of the weight back on the front wheels would be nice, it may be impractical.
Takes a little tinkering to fine tune it, but it is possible.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #47
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I was referring to the hitch tongue wt. I guess I should have been more specific.
Without the WDH bars activated, the "hitch tongue wt" and the actual tongue weight are the same, 780 lbs, or 820 if you use the higher total gross combined weight.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #48
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Nice lookin' truck. Unfortunately with all the bling it's tow ratings are terrible. Built to look pretty (which it does in spades), not to haul.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:54 PM   #49
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FYI, I used a Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale (2,000 lbs. gauge) under the jack to get the 800-850 lbs number.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #50
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Numbers look good to me.
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