Tongue Weight

Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:58 am

Back to tongue weight for just a minuet. Why can't we just take the ol' digital bathroom scale, place a small piece of plywood on it, zero, crank the trailer up off the ball and get a very good idea of our tongue weight? As long as it's than 400lbs, any digital bathroom scale should be able to handle it.

Re: Tongue Weight

Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:07 pm

You can.

Re: Tongue Weight

Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:28 pm

I needs to be under the ball mount, not the jack stand if you want an accurate weight. A rule of thumb I use in the field is that the bumper of my heavy half Ford should be between 2 and 4 inches lower with a loaded trailer hitched then without the trailer.

Re: Tongue Weight

Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:10 pm

Tongue Weight
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-part ... weight.htm
http://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/HitchGlossary/
http://www.hitchingup.com/tongue-weight.htm
http://www.sherline.com/lm.htm
http://www.rverscorner.com/tongueweight.html
This is just a start, A lot of good info. But just go to google and put in trailer Tongue Weight, and you will find a lot of Info.