Originally Posted by JDEJV
...I need some advice regarding weight distribution and capacities for my Tundra-Hensley-25FB combination...
lots of good info jose' including the questions...
-staying within payload
simply put, if the tongue weight AND truck gear and people exceed the payload...
there is NOT an easy solution.
traveling without water doesn't solve that (in some trailers FULL water lowers tongue weight)...
and carrying water improves stability of the trailer, along with UTILITY of the trailer.
one can ADD another leaf spring or timbren bumpers or air bags.
these things don't RAISE the payload but do help car the extra load.
the 33%/33%/33% is largely OLD wisdom for the old days of car towing...
and primarily useful for SINGLE AXLE trailers towed by SOFTLY SPRUNG CARS...
trucks don't need that TOTAL equalizing since the bed IS meant to carry load.
the GOAL of w/d is to RESTORE FRONT AXLE LOADS to the UNhitched values, for steering control.
so the CAT scale info shows 2940 lb on the front,
but that figure is only useful AFTER knowing the UNhitched front axle load.
this is just a WAG and example but lets assume the front axle is 3300 lbs UNhitched....
the 2900 lb reading means MORE TENSION on the w/d jacks to move MORE load onto the front axle....
i suspect that the current adjustments are TOO LIGHT on the w/d bars.
with a 2wheel drive toy' truck the 2 inch drop MIGHT be correct
but with more tension to RAISE the connection.
we need to SEE the set up to guess at this
((or post the measurement of the receiver box HEIGHT unhitched))
((your pictures is NOT accessible so we cannot SEE the rig))
the a/s weight specs u posted are useful,
but you need to know the TONGUE weight (not the estimate provided by a/s)
carrying LESS lpgas won't help much
since the STEEL TANK is heavy even without 30 lbs of gas.
what w/d bars do you purchase for the haha?
they SHOULD be 1000 lb bars,
lesser rated bars will not allow enough tensioning...
to adequately REload the truck front axle with a 25 foot trailer tongue weight.
the issue with MOST 1/2 trucks is usually payload limitations
but most 25s can be set up to fit 1/2 trucks...
as long as the bed is not full o'rocks.
imo staying UNDER the gross COMBINED weight rating
is more important than the payload (IF the TIRES are adequate)