Originally Posted by campnqueen
Posted tongue weights are off too.
Tongue weights in the literature, are not "estimated" on empty GVW, but loaded. Read the documentation that comes with the trailer.
The sticker on the trailer is based on actual measurements when it leaves the factory. its empty, when loaded, the tongue weights will be different. Every manufacture has a disclaimer in the literature that states that you should have your trailer loaded and scaled, then adjust the cargo to be with in the max gvwr AND have the appropriate tongue or pin weight for the type of trailer you have. 10 to 15% of trailer axle load on a bumper pull or 15-20% on a 5th wheel or gooseneck.
Also, i don't believe he's looking at a Tag Trailer, he is inquiring on a 5th wheel. i may be wrong, but with the 81 CJ8 at 6k that they have, they would be hard pressed to get that into anything but a 5th wheel.
I would have to look to be sure, but I believe ours has estimated 2600 or 2900lb pin weight when loaded on the label. but the way we have it loaded, without the jeep in the garage we are nearer to 3500lbs, and hover right around 3200lbs with the TJ loaded. with full grey and black tanks an added roughly 300 pounds goes to the pin and 200 on the axles. Water adds only to the axles.
I have actual weights from the scaling session i did once i picked it up. but that was more for the knowledge that i wasn't overloading my old SRW 3/4 ton Super Duty.
With the new truck, we just load her up any way we want to.... the truck doesn't care, in fact she rides way batter with about 5k on hitch pin.
ScrambledCJ, if you would like, PM me, i will reply with our phone number. i would be happy to talk with you about our trailer and our experiences, both good and bad.
We have had some issues with it. but all in all, its been a great ownership experience.