RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 PM   #1
New Member
 
2021 25' Flying Cloud
Woodbury , CT
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 3
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!
stevegilmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 06:52 AM   #2
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16,217
Images: 1
Welcome Aboard 👍

The "big truck" boyz will say leave it alone.😂
Disclaimer...I'm not a BTB...and not a fan of anything Andersen.

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

Bob
🇺🇸
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Mary-Jane....'cuz 2020 sucks"

Tahawus
🌤
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 07:28 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
waninae39's Avatar

 
2017 22' Sport
NCR , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,311
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

my 2 cents
waninae39 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 08:05 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
2018 27' Globetrotter
Elbert , CO
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 190
Images: 1
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.
djb75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 08:43 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
wulfraat's Avatar
 
2017 30' International
Broomfield , Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,533
Images: 1
Shoot for 50/50.
wulfraat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
Dan and Liz's Avatar

 
1987 25' Sovereign
Fort Collins , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 483
Is the WD engaged and is the trailer level? If so, you're probably okay.
__________________
Alumacoot

“We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.”
Dan and Liz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Weight Carrying" vs "Weight Distribution" PasoArt Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 2 01-11-2016 09:04 PM
Weight Distribution and Tongue Weight AldeanFan Hitches, Couplers & Balls 28 01-27-2013 11:28 PM
Tongue weight and weight distribution Bex Hitches, Couplers & Balls 8 06-06-2010 01:11 PM
Refined TV weight numbers = required weight distribution? flyfishfred Hitches, Couplers & Balls 4 01-12-2008 09:13 PM
Education on Sway & Weight Distribution John Our Community 7 01-28-2003 03:48 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.