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nhunterjr
01-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Greetings
Just Purchased New 31QBS, listed tongue weight 600 lbs. :)Thinking of getting a Sherline scale to check tongue weight. Listed trailer empty wt is 5,390 lbs, listed full weight is 6,900 lbs. Expect to load about 700 lbs of stuff in trailer, near full fresh water but empty black, grey water, full propane. How critical is loading? Expect most of load distributed. Total trailer wt then estimated as 5,390+700+40*8.2+40 lbs =6458 lbs. Will get load distribition hitch with sway control and brake controller.

How does tongue weight vary with trailer load and how accurate is this 600 lb. number? How helpful would a scale be in this situation?

How does a load distribution hitch effect the load on Trucks rear wheels? Towing with 2008 Toyota Tundra. :confused:

New to towing, this is first trailer. Construction looks great!!

Thanks