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Old 06-17-2014, 07:44 AM   #11
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3 1/2 more weeks and I get to load, weigh and go. I just need more things to keep me up at night to worry about

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:49 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
The "rule" varies by web site.
They ALL seem to agree 12-13% is "optimum," so that is what I use (12.5%).
I am glad you cleared that up! Did you also know (75% of the people make up 3/4 of the Population! Youroo!!

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #13
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I am glad you cleared that up! Did you also know (75% of the people make up 3/4 of the Population! Youroo!!
Yea, I heard something about that...

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #14
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I've never weighed mine. I just load it by the seat oft pants and if it pulls good then I'm good, otherwise I may stop and readjust a couple things. But I have an F350 dually with Airbags. So it's not real relevant and besides I really suck at math.
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.... trial and error.

Don't worry about trying to get your TW perfect ... worry about how the trailer pulls. TH's are very different than RV's in this respect ... the more you load it down, the less the TW, but where you load these weights can adversely affect handling.

We haul a 2011 Streetglide plus 110 gallons of water and gear. With a 200# generator in the tail and the 'Glide against the base of the Murphy bed in a Baxley LA Chock, it pulls perfectly. When I have loaded the 'Glide over the axles, the trailer was all over the road ... not enough TW!

Fully loaded with a full tank of diesel, full tank of gas in the 'Glide and another 20 gallons of gas, trailer spare and full coolers in the bed of the truck, the whole setup weighs 15,760# .... steering axle, 4,160# ... drive axle 4,840# ... trailer axles 6,760#. The truck weighs 7,580# (GVWR - "red" sticker) and subtracting the weight of the diesel and cargo in the bed, the TW calculates to 904#.

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:06 PM   #16
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:19 PM   #17
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Putting 40 lbs. at the very rear of my camper takes off 15 lbs. of tongue weight. As others state, each camper would be different, but that may give a bit of a idea.


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