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Old 06-09-2015, 01:20 PM   #11
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I found the info in this post really helpful when we were trying to get our WDH adjusted properly:

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Awesome thanks DK, I know the Roo 23IKSS is 5100 and TW is just under 600 but I have to check my truck and get the weights next week, I hit a bunch of bumps in the road the other day and the trailer was causing the truck to Dolphin which I know is not right


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Old 06-09-2015, 02:24 PM   #12
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Great information. Thanks to all \.
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Generally not. You pull onto the scale, and push a button to call an operator at the desk. You tell them you're doing a private weighing and they'll say "got it" (so make sure you're standing on the truck's door jamb/sill).

You'll pull off the scale. We park off to the side and my wife runs in to pay.

You'll remove the bars and pull back around onto the scale. This time you push the button and tell her it's a re-weigh. They'll need the scale ticket # from the first weighing. Again, be standing at the same spot on the truck and they'll take the weight.

You'll pull of the scale; pay for that weighing; and park the camper in a truck spot.

Finally, pull back onto the scale. Same thing as before- stand on the truck, push the button, get the weight. Go in and pay and rehookup the camper.

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Learn To RV: How to Weigh a Travel Trailer

And then from the slips that you get, use this:
Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner
When you park the camper for the final weigh, do you also take the hitch off the truck, or only the bars?
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #14
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Now only weigh a couple of times a year for confirmation because our stats stay pretty constant. Because we are heavy I just want to make sure I stay legal. Usually about 400# under GCVW at 16700 lbs.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:47 AM   #15
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What do you do with this information when you get it?
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Post it here and the wizards will look it over.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:27 AM   #17
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What do you do with this information when you get it?
Plug them into this tool:
Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner

Then you can compare them against your various truck specs and see if you're under/at/over.
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Just curious what is the percentage of your TW supposed to be 10%?


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Just curious what is the percentage of your TW supposed to be 10%?
10% - 15% is considered the norm. Less than 10% is considered a major contributor to sway.

Toy Haulers mess with that because they need to be tongue heavy when empty and lighten up when something's in the garage.
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What do you do with this information when you get it?

So here is the theory. Without a weight distribution hitch, all of the trailers tongue weight is placed on the back of your tow vehicle. This causes more load on the rear axle and takes weight off the front axle. Pulling weight off the front makes the tow vehicle harder to control.

So to avoid this we use a weight distribution hitch which helps to distribute the tongue weight between both the front and rear axles. How it is distributed is controlled by the bars and or chains depending on your setup. By using the CAT scales and weighing in various configurations you will find out how much weight is on each axle without the camper hitched up, how much the trailer weighs total plus what is the weight on the tongue vs the trailers axles.
With that info, you can then hitch up and see what happens to your vehicles axles. Is the back axle now overloaded? Did the front get lighter? You will want to adjust the bars/chains so both axles get heavier and neither is overloaded. Not only is it safer, but your driving experience will be much more enjoyable.


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