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Old 09-05-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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Tongue weight anomaly

Trailer is pretty much loaded.
Got out the Sherline scale ( using the jack post rather than the ball receiver ) and was surprised to get only 300 lbs. From memory, I think when I weighed it at the ball receiver it was only 10 lbs. more ). Normally, I'd be running 320 - 340 pounds.
I have full fresh water tank, but I often do. The Weber and propane and three dozen beer are all under the dinette at the front. Normally I have the BBQ and propane over the axle.
I'm not worried, but wondering.
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hmm. Did you add something heavy under the rear dinette?
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A large bottle of Kahlua is all I can think of.
If I have nothing to do tomorrow morning, I'll weigh it again, at the ball receiver.
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Did you switch to light beer?
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It's the beer.. did you buy dark beer for this trip? Ya know.. everyone says dark beer is "heavy."
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I always keep unknown weights on the ball forward of the trailer axle .
A trailer that's a little heavy in the back side has a little wiggle I its walk.
I seen one on the kok to day Coming home from Salmon Lake ( III DLR Ranch ) . Every time he went over 90k there was that wiggle ....
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Did you switch to light beer?
I didn't, but, if I did, do you move it forward to lighten tongue weight or do you move it aft to lighten tongue weight?
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I didn't, but, if I did, do you move it forward to lighten tongue weight or do you move it aft to lighten tongue weight?
I recommend drinking it ASAP.
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You move it back to lighten the tongue weight and forward to ADD weight.

But I like Doug's solution the best
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You move it back to lighten the tongue weight and forward to ADD weight.

But I like Doug's solution the best
But this is light beer we are talking about, so seems to me that you should move it forward to lighten the tongue weight.
If it were were a dark beer, I'd move it forward to increase the tongue weight and my girth.

ps. just had a PEI Island Red Ale that my daughter brought me from her travels. One good beer.
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