Curious about my weights and their distribution
I'm still trying to get my WD settled with the proper configuration. My tow vehicle is a 2004 Dodge 2500 Cummins 4WD, quad cab, short bed and I am using the Reese Dual Cam WD hitch with 800# bars. According to the omnipotent CAT scale ticket, the truck's empty (with full tank of fuel and hitch/ball) axle weights are:
Steer: 4,400 = 58.5%
Drive: 3,120 = 41.5%
My Classic 30 (empty) weighs in on the CAT at 7,340 which is VERY close to the factory specs.
As hitched by the dealer at the fourth chain link (three hanging), my CAT weights were (with percentages rounded to nearest tenth of total weight):
Steer: 4,300 = 28.7%
Drive: 4,020 = 26.8%
Trailer: 6,660 = 44.5%
In an attempt to transfer more of the trailer's weight to the truck to reach the magical 33%-33%-34% distribution, I cranked the hitch up another link (fifth link, four hanging) and reweighed a few days later:
Steer: 4,460 = 30.0%
Drive: 3,700 = 24.9%
Trailer: 6,720 = 45.2%
I stopped here because I wasn't sure if I was actually going backward and I'd like to get thoughts from the collective here. As of yet, I have not done any wheel well measuring. At both settings, the truck seems to sit reasonably level, but the rig is more bouncy when set on the FIFTH link than the FOURTH.
Would love to hear some thoughts on these weights and what the way ahead/next step might be, as I am kind of perplexed. Thanks in advance!