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Old 03-29-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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WD setup weights

Trying to get the hitch setup on my new trailer
Truck sticker
Gvwr. Gawr frt. gawr rr
7000. 3950. 3950
Payload 1516

Truck only
F: 3380. R: 2800

Equalizer E2
F: 3420. R: 3580. Trailer 4960

Without wd
F: 3100. R: 4100 trailer 4740

I was over 40 pds in front dropped a hole on bracket but seemed like to much weight on rear.
F:3180. R:3640. Trailer 4920

Not sure what else to do?

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Old 03-29-2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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I would have left it alone. Better a hare heavy than way light. 40 Lbs won't hurt anything. Heck the scales themselves can be off by 20 lbs. Put it back to the way it was. It was almost perfect.

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Old 03-30-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Leave it like you had it. You have plenty of capacity in your front axle (3950 GAWR) and you were at 3420. You want to be back to original weight. More is fine as long as you won't be over the front GAWR after you add people in the truck.

If you did want to make a fine-adjustment, you add/subtract washers under the head-unit. Changing the L-bracket height is for large, coarse adjustments. This explains why you went from 3420 lbs in front all the way to 3180. You were hardly transferring any weight at all.
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