Originally Posted by kb0zke
Back to my original question. If I have a coach with a GW of 10,000 pounds, I could have a hitch weight of 1500
pounds. If my numbers above are correct, that means that the truck will get 1000 pounds (plus the weight of the hitch?) and the trailer will get back 500 pounds
It is correct that a WDH will transfer load to the TT's axles.
However, the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 "ideal distribution" is a towing myth.
A properly-sized and properly-adjusted WDH is more likely to cause a load equal to about 25% of tongue weight to be transferred to the TT's axles.
A fairly typical distribution of tongue weight is around: zero % added to TV front axle, 75 % added to TV rear axle, and 25% added to TT axle(s).
This is a typical result of adjusting the WDH to restore the TV's front axle to its unhitched load.