Proper Trailer Loading Question
Washing my trailer the day I happened to pause at the manufacturer's weight sticker. Trailer is a 2013 27FB. I noticed the GVWR is 7,600 lbs, which I remembered. I also noticed each axle has a GAWR of 3,800 lbs. My first thought was, that makes sense 3,800 x 2 = 7,600, the GVWR. But then I thought, what about the tongue weight? That's carried by the truck. I had sometime earlier weighed it at about 950 lbs.
So my question to all you trailer weight and loading experts is.... Is tongue weight part of the trailer GVWR?
As an added point, today I weighed the truck and trailer at a CAT scale. Weight distribution hitch still in place and trailer loaded for camping, the trailer axle weighed 6,560 lbs. Both truck axles between 200 & 300 lbs under their respective axle ratings per sticker on door jam so that's good news
So if trailer axle is 6,560 lbs and tongue is 950 lbs, then is the trailer at near max GVWR, or well under? Appreciate your thoughts.