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Old 06-04-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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Scale help

Ok, I KNOW there are smarter people out there than me. I'm hoping someone can help me determine if my set-up is good or not. Went to the scales this morning, here are the tickets:

In case you can't read my writing... All are with a full fuel tank, trailer loaded as if headed on the road, a few things in the bed of the truck, but only me, not the family in the truck.

#1 is with no weight distribution bars hooked up (But I put them in the bed of the truck, if that matters)

#2 is with the bars hooked up, on the 7th chain link

#3 is obviously with no trailer but the truck still loaded up and the bars in the bed.

Please help me determine if I am set up right.

Ok, if it matters, it's a 2006 F150 4x4 supercrew, short bed, 3.73 rear, 5.4L engine.

Also, how can I calculate the tongue weight, or do I need a different measurement?

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Old 06-04-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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Thought I attached the pictures, oops.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:47 PM   #3
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If I calculated correct your tongue weight is 734 lbs, your only shy 80 pounds on the front with w/d, looks good to me.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:44 PM   #4
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Thanks! How did you come up with that? What do you mean by 80 pounds shy?

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Old 06-04-2016, 07:29 PM   #5
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Your front tire empty weight was 3440 with trailer and w/d is 3360 gives you difference of 80 lbs. You have recovered all but 80 pounds with the trailer and w/d hooked up.


Without w/d you lost 220 lbs
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:29 PM   #6
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Ah! Thanks again!

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Old 06-04-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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You can use this worksheet to check your axles weights. I would check it so you know for sure.


http://fifthwheelst.com/conventional...alculator.html
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #8
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Scale help

The tongue weight is 520 lbs. You take the total truck weight without WDH from ticket 1 and subtract the truck weight from ticket 3. Your trailer weight is 4900 which is the gross weight from ticket 1 minus ticket 3. You tongue weight percentage is 10.6. Your set up looks good, but a little higher tongue weight would make it better.


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Old 06-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #9
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Fat fingered the calculator there . 740 TW (15.1%)

EDIT: Actually, I see what happened. You have to use rear axle without WD, not with for actual TW. Now...which method is better for real world scenarios while using WDH I'm not sure.
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I got the 520 number, how are you coming up with 740?

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