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Old 03-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Distribution of weight to front and rear axles

I have a reese dual cam hitch, tongue weight on my FC 25' is 860 lbs. Does anyone know the distribution of weight to the front and rear axles? I know the total is about 85% of the tongue weight, just trying to guesstimate the axle distribution.

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Weight Transfer

With a Reese hitch, the amount of weight that is transferred from the back wheels of the truck to the front wheels is controlled by the angle you set on the ball mount and the number of links in the chain you are actively using. Some people set the ball angle to be a little backwards, so they can have two or three links hanging loose. You need to use a truck scale or measure the height of the truck front and rear (at the wheel wheel) to see that both the front and back wheels have been depresses and equal amount when the bars are engaged. Therefore are carrying half the tongue weight of the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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For two-pounds to TV steer axle, one-pound to TT axles; generally.

Or, in the range of 75/25, maybe 80/20 of: weight on hitch ball remaining to weight transferred.

Guesstimates won't do the job. Weigh the TV as if loaded for camping obtaining FF and RR weights separately. That's a start. Same for TT, get the TW.
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