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Setting tongue weight?
How do you guys know your trailer is balanced?
I have read tons of threads, and looked at lots of pics, both goosenecks and bumper pulls.
The gooseneck trailers always seem to have way more load forward of the trailer tires, so I chalked that up to the hitch system, bags, etc
On a bumper pull how do you know your balanced?
I stopped by the main trailer shop we have here and the guy said to get a yard stick and it's right if the ball on your rig drops 1-1.5 inches when you pull the trailer jack up.
I am moving and will be hauling a 2400lb car hauler with a 5k truck and some shop equipment on it. I can move everything around as needed. Trailer is rated for 8k and has brakes.
I moved 10 years ago and had a butt pucker trailer wag situation with a car hauler and the same truck on it and do not want to have a repeat. A guy at the next truck stop said most likely it was not enough tongue weight. I was hauling it that time with a kodiak box truck that was loaded so I didn't even feel it, but when I looked in the mirror I crapped myself.
I'll be towing with an E450 box that will be loaded. And weigh alot less than the kodiak.