Originally Posted by 325BH
This statement could not be more wrong.
Towing a TT puts a bunch of weight far behind the rear axle. This is the reason for WD.
A load in the bed is normally distributed much better, which would be like towing a 5er.
If the load in the bed is all the way in the rear, it is still a foot or more closer to the rear axle than a TT's tongue weight.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I would submit your statements are incorrect and argumentative. For example - a statement that contains the word "normally" is a statistical assessment that I doubt you can back up with any kind of evidence. When I put something in the bed of the truck at, say, Lowe's or similar, that I have to unload by myself when I get home, I invariably put it as close to the tailgate as I possibly can and still close the gate, and since the ball of my hitch is less than six inches from the receiver, I'd say it's close enough to make my statement true.
Where the pin weight of a fiver is distributed is not the same as your hypothetical load that is evenly distributed across the entire bed, either.
And since I didn't invent the WDH I won't pretend to know why it was invented, but since I do understand how it works I'd bet getting weight back on the steering axle is more important than reducing weight on the rear axle.