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Re: WDH vs GAWR

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hmm.. with the TT and 525lb of payload you added 1100lb on the rear axle and nothing on the front axle.. if you had done the weigh without payload(like the baseline weight) I'd bet you'd be about -300 on the front.. so it looks (to me) like you want to dial in a little more..

What's your tongue weight?
Thanks for the response. I haven't had a chance to check my tongue weight yet with a tongue scale, but my dry hitch weight is quoted as 512lbs so including fuel, batteries, and a percentage of the cargo in the front pass thru storage on the TT (assuming that counts?) I'm guessing it's around 660lbs but it's just a guess.

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Yeah, I think you should dial in a bit more weight to the front.. in an equal-load situation with and without the trailer, you'd want to be at least 0 or positive on the front end.
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Yeah, I think you should dial in a bit more weight to the front.. in an equal-load situation with and without the trailer, you'd want to be at least 0 or positive on the front end.
Got ya - so considering unloaded vs payload in the Jeep + trailer is just getting me back to even, unloaded vs unloaded with trailer would likely be negative like you said.

Should I shoot for around +200lbs from my fully loaded measurement or less/more? I'm guessing front passenger weight is mostly split between the axles (and not likely to change as much per what Jim said earlier), whereas rear passengers and cargo is mostly rear axle.
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Re: WDH vs GAWR

kinda talking out my backside there, but I'd think that with an empty tow vehicle, being +-0 or slightly + on the front axle weight when hitched is not a bad place to be. as you say, the cargo in the vehicle is going to add to both axles.. GAWR may require you to push more load to the front.. but if your GAWRs are OK, then just not lightening the nose when the loaded trailer is hitched is OK..
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