Originally Posted by Blktegra
I am using a Reese weight distribution hitch.
Which Reese WDH ?? Some do not have built in sway control.
I agree that 600 lbs is not enough tongue weight for 10,000 lb trailer.
I also have a Sherline scale. For me to get an accurate measurement, (compared to a CAT scale), I have to add and subtract weight (me getting on and off the tongue a couple of times), to get that puppy to equal out. Just setting the tongue on the scale will come up 100-150 lbs. short of the actual weight until I get the weight equaled out.
What size scale do you have ?? The weights at either end of the gauge are not as accurate as the weights in the center. The 2000 lb. scale should serve you well, but the 5000 lb. will probably not be very accurate in the 1000 and under range.
My suggestion would be to take your rig to a CAT scale to get accurate measurements with and without the WDH in place, plus 1 with the tow vehicle only. The total weight of the truck with the trailer hooked up without the WDH bars in place minus the truck alone would equal the tongue weight. Make sure all weigh-ins are with fluid levels the same, and cargo and passengers in the same place each time.
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