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Grit dog

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Posted: 06/07/21 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ha, no worries! Had me confused though!
Personally I wouldn't waste my time going back to the scales. Your truck, based on your sig and picture is about 3300lbs empty rear axle weight. Call it 3500lbs because they never get lighter.
Regardless, you have plenty of tongue weight on the trailer. And based solely on your FA weights, you put back about half of what you lost, which is great.
(Not necessary, though, IMO save for helping out your rear springs if they need it. Loosing 400lbs off the front of a diesel is like replacing the engine with a gasser and those drive fine, right?)

Crank it up a little or crank it down a little on weight transfer and see if it helps your preference, but sounds like what you experienced isn't due to not enough tongue weight.
Your truck won't care either way, it's plenty big enough to drop the trailer on the ball and head out!

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Posted: 06/09/21 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took a ride to scale the scale and now have the true weight of the truck only. Opinions?


Truck only
Front axle 4,880
Rear axle 3,840
8,720

No Weight Distribution
Front axle 4,380
Rear axle 5,380
9,760
Trailer axles 8,180

With Weight Distribution
Front axle 4,640
Rear axle 4,920
9,560
Trailer axles 8,480


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Posted: 06/10/21 04:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weights again after weighing truck by itself:

Truck only/unhooked
Front axle 4,880
Rear axle 3,840
8,720

No weight distribution
Front axle 4,380
Rear axle 5,380
9,760

Trailer axle 8,180
Combined weight 17,940

With weight distribution
Front axle 4,640
Rear axle 4,920
9,560

Trailer axle 8,480
Combined weight 18,040

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Taxman2436 wrote:

I took a ride to scale the scale and now have the true weight of the truck only. Opinions?


Truck only
Front axle 4,880
Rear axle 3,840
8,720

No Weight Distribution
Front axle 4,380
Rear axle 5,380
9,760
Trailer axles 8,180

With Weight Distribution
Front axle 4,640
Rear axle 4,920
9,560
Trailer axles 8,480


940# tongue weight. WDH “moves” part of the tongue weight, 300# back to the trailers axles, returns 260# to the FA. Yes, the numbers are off by scale tolerances looking at listed specs.


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Thank you both!

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Back to your original question and "issue", you have plenty of tongue weight. And you're not taking too much off with the wdh, you have a F250, use it like one and keep some good weight on the receiver. That is what helps you most to track straight.
Beyond that, peoples opinions of what tows "well" and what is "scary" is so totally subjective, it's almost hard to speculate the issue or solution.

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Posted: 06/11/21 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since we have now established that you have plenty of tongue weight, what, specifically, are you experiencing that leads you to believe that there is a problem?


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