Originally Posted by aluminitus
Okay I think I've got it. Bob, can you explain what those receipts are for? Are the first two without and then with a WD hitch?
Those are CAT Scale tickets....
Steering axle on the first scale plate, drive axle on second, trailer axle/axles on the third.
The first is tow vehicle & trailer without weight distribution set.
The second is TV & trailer with WD set for towing. (you may have to get several weights to determine this setting).
The third is tow vehicle alone, full fuel, two peoples, and a dog.
The goal being to replace as much of the non-towing steering axle weight as possible while keeping the trailer and tow vehicle LEVEL!!
I could replace that last 100lbs by tensioning the WD bars more, but that would raise the tongue and lower the rear bumper of the trailer, causing more weight to be transferred to the rear axle of the Airstream...NOT good!!
Remember....trailer LEVEL while towing.
Important for the TV also...don't want the headlamps searching for bats.