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Old 05-05-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Had my 22FBS out for the first time since purchasing it and took it the CAT scales for an idea on the setup of the Anderson weight distribution hitch. The first set of numbers is just the truck and the second set of numbers is truck and camper.



Steer Axle = 4060
Drive Axle = 2860
Gross weight = 6920




Steer Axle = 3840
Drive Axle = 3880
Trailer Axle = 5500
Gross Weight = 13220


If my calculations are correct, it appears I have unloaded the front axle by 220 lbs and I have approximately 1020 lbs of tongue weight.


Let me know what you think. Do I need to make adjustments or do the numbers look good. Thank you.
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Old 05-05-2020, 01:58 PM   #2
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I would tighten the weight distribution bars until the front has at least the same weight loaded as it does empty and I prefer to put a little extra up there. It helps with handling and with the ride.
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:20 PM   #4
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Check my setup

You have 800 lbs of TW plus a small amount of weight transferred to the trailer which you can't calculate from the numbers you provided. The Andersen is not known for providing much in weight distribution. Good sway control, but not good at returning front axle weight. I would say you are fine though. People have had issues trying to tighten the Andersen too much. Losing 220 is not a big deal IMO. Pickups are designed to have a load in the bed.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:49 AM   #5
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I wouldn’t worry about the 220 lbs in the front unless you have porpoising or handling issues. But with such a small trailer towed by a 2500 I doubt that’ll be an issue.
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