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Old 07-30-2015, 08:54 PM   #11
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Was always told the pin should always be in front of the rear axle and NEVER behind it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=Herk7769;940191]Fonzie is actually answering the OPs question.

The OP was asking WHERE the pin weight rides on the truck as a percentage of the pin weight.

I would certainly "buy" any number more than 95% on the rear axle and less than 5% on the front.

It will vary by your actual pin location of course; my last scale showed 100% of the pin rode on the rear axle and 0% on the front. The previous weigh showed 100 pounds on the nose and 1350 on the rear (7% - 93%).[/QUOTE

Correct Lou. I am looking at a CC 36ckts and my 2015 f350 srw. The most concerning number at this point is the rear tire weight rating.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:56 PM   #13
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Was always told the pin should always be in front of the rear axle and NEVER behind it.
I am not sure anyone was suggesting that.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:18 PM   #14
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I am not sure anyone was suggesting that.
Wasn't suggesting that, but it's about the only way adding pin wt would remove wt on the front axle, otherwise, at least theoretically, with the pin directly over or in front of the axle, any pin weight added will add to the front axle.
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Fonzie is actually answering the OPs question.

The OP was asking WHERE the pin weight rides on the truck as a percentage of the pin weight.

Agreed. I realized afterwards that I only touched on the answer.


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Any time the pin weight changes, the trucks front axle weight changes. It might not be much, but it has to change along with the pin weight.

I can believe that. But it must'nt be enough for the scale increments at CAT scales. I've done a few weighings where that amount hasn't changed.
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:35 AM   #16
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Hmmmm 1/2 T TV light pin chuck chuck chuck put some weight on the pin for better tow, big trucks are always better
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:16 AM   #17
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2,300 pin weight added 20lbs to front axle. Cat scale
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:00 AM   #18
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I would imagine that your pin is very close to being on the center line of the axle.
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I wonder if you could put a slider on and stretch the camper out, would that make for a softer ride in the truck


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Trucks I've been around all have the hitch set @ 2" in front of the rear axle centerline. It seems to be an industry standard.
One factor I didn't see mentioned yet is the wheelbase of the truck will change the % of weight transfered to the front axle. The shorter the wheel base, the MORE it will show on the front axle. This will show on the identical trucks except if one is a crew cab long bed Vs. a standard cab short bed.
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