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Posted: 06/29/11 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because the question of using a hitch extension comes up regularily, I thought I would put together a little program to allow people to calculate the impact on Axle Weights, GVWR and GCWR when one is used.

You can check it out at Truck Camper Hitch Extension Calculator

Feel free to offer comments or identify problems...... It works well on Explorer, but I have not tested it on other web programs yet.


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What am I doing wrong? I hit calculate and nothing happens? Looks like a cool page.


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Posted: 06/29/11 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like a good idea, however, doesn't work for me either. Must be a glitch in the program. I am on Firefox, if that helps any. Your effort is appreciated.


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Posted: 06/29/11 07:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is a pretty slick caluclator. Will be interesting to see what happens when I get a chance to weigh boat and truck with camper. Thanks for spending the time to make this.

I saved the page so I can return and do the caluclations.
It worked for me. Just guessing at weights, told me I was going to DIE!!


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It does work with internet explorer, but not firefox. Thanks for mentioning that SoCalDesertRider.

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"Going to Die" is probably a bit harsh...LOL. It just displays the limits you are exceeding so you know. We all realize that it is usually safe to go over limits to some degree.......and lots of us do it. But better to be forwarned and know what your are getting into.

Will work on the firefox issue. I am new to Javascript programming so this is a learning experience for me. There is the same issue with iPad.

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Hi,

The calculator worked for me, in Internet Exployer.

Looks like a great way to explain hitch weights to someone who needs to know.

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Posted: 06/29/11 08:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Added to the TCU Stickie Thread.

Thanks for working through the static problems and developing the spreadsheet.

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Nice program. Worked for me.


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Nicely done!

You might want to add some to the hitch extension explanations. You're showing a regular receiver, and when you use a long extension, the hitch is being used beyond it's design limits.





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