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TRAILER TONGUE WEIGHT #7944911 08/21/20 03:51 PM
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I need some help in determining the tongue weight of a trailer loaded with a SxS. I THINK I have an idea but would appreciate ideas but please don't say use a bathroom scale under the trailer jack. That idea went by the wayside early this morning. Thanks Daniel







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You can do it with a bathroom scale and a board/pipe etc. Youtube will show you better than i could explain it with words.

They sell hitches with a scale built into them that will tell you what the tongue weight is.

You can go to a cat scale or similar at a truck stop etc.


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Bathroom scale sitting on a cinder block so it's about same height as hitch.
As you load the trailer you can balance the load where it needs to be.

Tongue weight is much more important on frame mounted hitches VS hitches mounted on the rear axle.
Hitches mounted on frame depend on springs, shocks and tires to carry load and the vehicle tends to wallow when overloaded.
Hitches mounted on axle only depend on tires to carry load and generally will carry heavier load more safely.

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Take your truck to the truck stop. Get a weight of the truck by itself. Hook your trailer up, and get a weight of the whole rig, making sure that the truck and trailer are on separate weight pads. It will give you the weight on your trailer axle, and the additional weight that your truck is now showing will be the tongue weight.


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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Take your truck to the truck stop. Get a weight of the truck by itself. Hook your trailer up, and get a weight of the whole rig, making sure that the truck and trailer are on separate weight pads. It will give you the weight on your trailer axle, and the additional weight that your truck is now showing will be the tongue weight.


I came here to say this but you beat me to it, this is how you do it. Scale tickets are like $12 at the truckstop

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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Take your truck to the truck stop. Get a weight of the truck by itself. Hook your trailer up, and get a weight of the whole rig, making sure that the truck and trailer are on separate weight pads. It will give you the weight on your trailer axle, and the additional weight that your truck is now showing will be the tongue weight.

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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Take your truck to the truck stop. Get a weight of the truck by itself. Hook your trailer up, and get a weight of the whole rig, making sure that the truck and trailer are on separate weight pads. It will give you the weight on your trailer axle, and the additional weight that your truck is now showing will be the tongue weight.


I came here to say this but you beat me to it, this is how you do it. Scale tickets are like $12 at the truckstop


Thanks Guys, that is what I did after I realized there is a set of public scales about 6 miles from my house.







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