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Old 03-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Smile My spreadsheet for WD hitch for my travel trailer and TV

After reading the "Sticky" thread in the "Towing" forum on the Open Road Forums and some communications with Ron Gratz, I worked up a spreadsheet using "LibreOffice Calc" in the free Libreoffice Suite that I used to approximate what size weight distribution (WD) hitch I needed. I had Libreoffice save it as a MS xls spreadsheet file. The link to the spreadsheet is at the end of this post.


My spreadsheet is an obvious overkill, because most manufactures of WD hitches only use the travel trailer (TT) tongue weight, the hitch weight, the load weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle (TV) and the total loaded weight of the trailer to determine the size of WD for their customers.


I had fun putting the spreadsheet together, but I need some more eyes and brains to critique the spreadsheet so I can make improvements and find errors I made so I can correct them.


http://thoughtsbydcg.files.wordpress...ght-calc71.xls


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Old 03-27-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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I revised the spreadsheet -- Version b

Hi RVers,

I revised the spread sheet to version b. The link is below:

http://thoughtsbydcg.files.wordpress...ght-calc7b.xls

The new version has added calculations for TV total weight with WD hitch activated, TV rear axle weight with active WD hitch, TV front axle weight with WD hitch active and total TV weight. It also has front, read TV axle weights and total TV weight when disconnected from the trailer and WD hitch not on the back of my 1500 suburban.

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Old 03-29-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Looks great! I will try inputting some of my specs!
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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Hi All,

I found some more errors and corrected them, and I also made some modifications. Below is a link to revision d.

http://thoughtsbydcg.files.wordpress...ght-calc7d.xls
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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I love it when people understand arm and moment

I have a weight and balance program on excel., PM me and I'll send it to to you and you can look at and use any of it you like if it will help.

Delete if you don't like it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:40 AM   #7
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Hi All,

Again, I found some more errors and corrected them, and I also made some modifications. Below is a link to revision e.

http://thoughtsbydcg.files.wordpress...ght-calc7e.xls
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
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Hi Everyone,


I have posted my "My Travel Trailer Weight Distribution Hitch Calculator" on several different RV & Travel Trailer forums. Therefore, in order to not have to post an update on all those forums each time I update my spreadsheet calculator, I am posting the url for my website where I have posted all my updated versions.


If you are interested in obtaining my latest version of the spreadsheet, please go to the following link:


My spreadsheet to approximate what size of weight distribution hitch I needed for my travel trailer and suburban | Thoughts by DCG
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