Originally Posted by dvansteenburg
TV&TT weight minus TV front axle weight.
How does that give you a trailer weight?
Trailer weight is found by weighing the truck loaded just as you camp (front and rear axles), then weigh the truck and camper connected WITHOUT the WD bars connected (front and rear truck axles plus the camper's axles).
By subtracting the disconnected truck weight from the combined weight you will find the camper's weight and can determine if your truck's rear axle rating has been exceeded; actual tongue weight (front axle plus rear axle loaded minus front axle plus rear axle UN-loaded); and actual camper axle load.
Weigh the combination again WITH the WD bars connected to determine if the truck's GVWR and front axle rating or the camper's axles have been exceeded.
3 weighs on the scale are required to get all useful information. The first weigh costs about 10 bucks and the reweighs cost a buck a piece if done within 24 hours at most scales.
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