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Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution

I have a question about front axel weight.

My truck has a front axel weight of 3200lbs, back axel of 2500# with just me and a full tank of gas.
When I add my 25' flying cloud, the front is now 3000# and the back 3540#. tongue weight is 837. Which all makes sense when you add it up.

My question is, after adding the trailer, should I attempt to get my front axel and the rear axel be similar in weight? and is the front axel suppose to loose weight after adding the trailer? Everything appears to be level.

I am using an Andersen no sway weight distribution hitch.

Thanks in advance for any insights!
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:52 AM   #2

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I doubt 200lb off the front axle will be a noticeable concern.

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Old 10-27-2020, 07:28 AM   #3
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The main point of WD is to maintain an even distribution of weight across the 3 sets of wheels. Adding weight to the back naturally lifts the front up, as you have measured.

IMHO, WD makes the driving safer. I would hate to be going down the road and then find out my steering control has been lost or out of control

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Old 10-27-2020, 08:05 AM   #4
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Are your "after" weights taken with the WD hitched up? If your rear axle has absorbed all of the tongue weight AND 200 lbs from the front axle, it does not seem to me that your WD is doing anything at all. The results you are reporting are what I would expect to see if you were towing on a simple ball.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:43 AM   #5
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #6
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Is the WD engaged and is the trailer level? If so, you're probably okay.

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