Can a WD hitch cause 17B axle overloading?
In another thread on tongue weight. It was pointed out that a weight distributing (WD) hitch transfers weight both forward to the front axle of the tow vehicle and backward to the trailer axle.
With a trailer like the 17B where the trailer 4000 GVW rating is based on 400 lbs of the trailer weight being carried on the hitch (assumes 100 lbs unsprung weight of the axle, wheels, and tires). Wouldn't there be a potential for the a WD hitch to create an overload condition on the 3500 lb rated trailer axle, while still having the trailer within its GVWR?