Originally Posted by Play Harder
Hmmm I Thought the reason to by the HyperLight was because its for light weight towing and 1/2ton towable --that's why I'm getting the HyperLight it's the only TH that's even in my TV weight class
I still don't think the # add up
Weigh your TV only - does it exceed the GVW with TH hooked up w WD hitch ?
Weigh your TH only - does it exceed TH GVW with TV hooked up w WD hitch?
Weigh each axle - only w TH hooked up and WD hitch installed ---- does the weight exceed any axle GVW of any axle?
This is more what to be concern about -more or less - if your under your axles GVW your pretty muck OK
If it doesn't add up you have to tell me why not.
Only you can decide how much TH you are willing to drag with a half-ton, there are way too many variables. I would not pull my TH with a half-ton; not for love nor money.
I can also tell you that my best effort; based on weights alone, the 29HFS components are not overloaded even when GVWR is reached, if loaded and distributed properly.
Honestly I am a little confused by how you put it. It must be me, I am sure... but in your sentence to weigh "TV only" the next thought is "does it exceed GVW with TH hooked up with WDH?"
I think I know what you mean. This would be the information you would get by weighing all three axles: steer, drive and trailer at the same time, with WDH. I did this but without WDH and the combined was 14,540#.
This combined weight won't change with or without WDH. How much weight your WDH will need to move to get your TV level is something I cannot know.
If you match your requirement to the right WDH and adjust it properly, it can distribute enough of the tongue weight of the trailer to the TV front and to the trailer and based on what I see, won't exceed the capacity of trailer. I don't know about your truck.
Your half-ton hooked to my TH will have at least 1280# of tongue weight on your rear axle and lighten the front by at least 500#, can it handle that? But with WDH you will move 1000# of that, half to the TV front and the other half to the trailer, slightly more of less.
I am a fan of air bags and they will make the job of leveling much easier and made the ride smoother, and a combination of WDH and air bags worked well. My 2500 doesn't need it for the TH I have.
Until I load everything and hit the road and weigh again, I can't prove anything and what I provided might be worthless information.
My weighing goal was to get a bench mark, an unloaded weigh of truck and trailer; tongue weight, and individucal TH axle weight, which I got. And, could NOT get with WDH hooked up.
Will your truck pull a 9715# trailer? Plus with 2000# in the garage is the rest of the capacity of 724# going to do it for you? Many want to load 4000# of stuff, which isn't possible in this trailer.
Also, keep in mind with 2000# in the garage the tongue weight might only be 400# and the TW ratio below 5%, is that something you are willing to try?