Originally Posted by thestrangebrew
Quick question about the whole 11-15% target. That 11-15% is a percentage of what your trailer weighs for that specific trip and not the TT's GVWR correct? So that 11-15% will never be the same, unless you load up your trailer exactly the same every time right? Or is static? Example my TT gross is 6402 lbs so at 15% my TW should be 960 lbs every time because my GVWR is never going to change.
I've been wondering about this. It seems to me that the only way to use the TW scale accurately would be to take the TT to the scales to weigh first, then use the TW scale to determine if you're on target. But couldn't this be done just as well while you're at the scale weighing the TT? If so, why even bother with the TW scale? If the number was static, then I could see purchasing the TW scale for home. Or am over/under thinking this?
Why would the only way to use it accurately be to take it to scales ?
you are limited to so much cargo and if going to a scale to see how much you loaded then maybe you're right .
however if you know your dry weight which you should and being a smart loader you know the weight of everything you pack so you don't go over your GVWR in the first place . the TW scale allows you to load your unit accurately with out the need to run to the scales every time you go some where