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Old 12-14-2015, 02:42 PM   #201
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juice5, what tires are you using? I have the China Bomb tires and before I take this on a real long trip would feel better with better tires.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:04 AM   #202
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How did you weigh it?
truck and trailer together then truck only?
why i ask is because pin weights is about 1000lbs and you are about that far off factory weight.
Not sure how Juice weighed his trailer but it's easy. There are no Cat scales close to me but the county dump has a certified single scale. My procedure was to weigh the truck alone (full fuel, driver and pax, all the misc stuff). Then, I pulled the truck front wheels only onto the scale, then with the trailer hooked up with WD in place. That showed me I have 900 pounds of hitch weight. Next, truck and trailer front axle on scale, then complete truck and trailer. Last, drove truck off the scale and left both trailer axles on, then rear axle only on the scale.

With some minor calculations of the six with figures, I was able to get the weights for each axle. Best part...they didn't charge me anything.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:17 PM   #203
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Quoting the first part of your procedure:
"My procedure was to weigh the truck alone (full fuel, driver and pax, all the misc stuff). Then, I pulled the truck front wheels only onto the scale, then with the trailer hooked up with WD in place. That showed me I have 900 pounds of hitch weight"

Are you assuming that the WD hitch throws ALL the hitch weight on the front wheels of the TV or have I misunderstood what you did? I certainly wouldn't think that.


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Old 12-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #204
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Are you assuming that the WD hitch throws ALL the hitch weight on the front wheels of the TV or have I misunderstood what you did? I certainly wouldn't think that.


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With the trailer attached, the first weight showed the front wheels had 2880 pounds, which was 200 pounds less than it was without the trailer. The entire truck (with trailer attached but its axles off the scale) weighed 900 pounds more than the entire truck without the trailer connected. I was thinking that meant there was 1100 pounds on the hitch ball but that's how the scale operator said everyone else was doing it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the front reduced weight by 200 pounds even though the WD system was attached. I thought the hitch was supposed to send more weight toward the front (not all the weight but at least part of it). With all the axles on the scale, minus the unloaded truck weight, gave me a trailer total weight of 7440 pounds.

I'm definitely not an expert on this stuff so I'm going to find a maintenance shop more capable of setting it up than my selling dealer.
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I'm confused as well. Once you have the lone truck weight. Hookup without WDH and weigh the truck only; simple subtraction and the result is TW. By all means the get trailer axles individually if you want to. The to see how WDH is adjusted repeat. I have never seen a method to get TW with ole WDH on. But in still learning. WW
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:54 PM   #206
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Here's my Tundra with the 26RR (no motorcycle) professionally weighed wheel by wheel at the FROG Rally ($60)
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:57 PM   #207
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27rr tires and level

Has anyone upgraded the tires on there 27rr, I am looking to go to 15 or 16 inch tires so I can get load d or e. Is there enough room to put larger rims and tires on the trailer and one more question where is the best place to level the trailer front to back,I have tried putting a level on the frame by the propane tanks and also on the frame in front of the axels.Every place I have tried shows different on the level. Has anyone found a better place to get it level. Any ideals are welcome
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:12 AM   #208
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Hey jertourrider, I have been thinking about the same thing with the tires but have not done the research yet, please share your results when you do. I level mine front to back using the siding seam on the side of the camper towards the front under bedroom window and side to side using the a-frame where the bottles are installed. The bubble level on my tongue jack isn't an accurate level. I also double check on the kitchen counter.
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If you level the frame on level ground using a measuring tape and then attach the levels with the bubble in the middle, you will be pretty close. I always finalize with a level in the fridge after that.


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IMHO only 2 things count in order of importance:
1. The fridge
2. The floor (i.e. Me)
I don't care whether the frame is level or not.


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