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Can someone tell me if these numbers are good or bad???

Steer Axle= 3,780 lbs
Drive Axle= 3,540 lbs
Trailer Axle= 7,320 lbs

Gross Wieght= 14,640 lbs.

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Are those weights with trailer attached to truck or disconnected? Your drive axle seems a little light. My truck's drive axle empty is about #3300. You should have a tongue weight between #730-1100 (10-15% of total trailer weight) based on your stated trailer's axle weight.
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Are those weights with trailer attached to truck or disconnected? Your drive axle seems a little light. My truck's drive axle empty is about #3300. You should have a tongue weight between #730-1100 (10-15% of total trailer weight) based on your stated trailer's axle weight.
That is truck/camper hooked up, these are the weights just the truck,

Steer axle=3780 lbs
Drive axle=2780 lbs

Gross wght= 6560 lbs

So if I'm doing the math right I have 760Lbs of tongue weight, plus I moved the spare tire from the rear bumper too the underneath front storage area too add some weight. The camper tows easier is what I was looking for also trying too correct a bad sway issue.

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The steer axle is the same with the trailer and without?
Must be a perfectly adjusted Weight Distribution Hitch or something is up mathematically.

But to your basic concern, swaying trailers are usually(often) tail heavy / tongue light.
Max your rear tires cold inflation too.

Sway control?

Try moving items towards the front of the trailer. Where is\are LPG tanks. Front-carry them full when you can, rear-as empty as possible.
Where is water tank? Front- full when you can, rear-as empty as possible. etc...Same with holding tanks, tools, toys, junk, crap, fishing stuff, hunting stuff..etc..

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The steer axle is the same with the trailer and without?
Must be a perfectly adjusted Weight Distribution Hitch or something is up mathematically.

But to your basic concern, swaying trailers are usually(often) tail heavy / tongue light.
Max your rear tires cold inflation too.

Sway control?

Try moving items towards the front of the trailer. Where is\are LPG tanks. Front-carry them full when you can, rear-as empty as possible.
Where is water tank? Front- full when you can, rear-as empty as possible. etc...Same with holding tanks, tools, toys, junk, crap, fishing stuff, hunting stuff..etc..
Unless the scale is wrong, the front steer is the same + or - 20lbs because someone told me the scales are accurate up too a 20lb difference. So after hours of reading on how too set up a WD hitch I'm right where I should be on adjusting the hitch. Trailer was loaded with all the drinks,water,coolers all in the front, plus I moved my spare tire from the rear bumper to under the front storage compartment. Tires where 65lbs cold, learned that along time ago about poor tire pressure's, LP tanks (2) 30lbr's mounted on the front "A" frame, fresh water is up front but this trip left it empty too see how see handled, and I use a friction bar for sway control, which is I think the sway problems, it's just not enough for a almost 30ft camper. And the trailer is riding nose down slightly.

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