Originally Posted by Brian B-P
If the jack is a foot back from the coupler, and it is 9 feet from the coupler to the axle
, then weighing
at the jack produces a reading 9/8 of the correct value (12% too high). You can correct for that, or consider it "not significant".
Yes it's elementary math. I would just factor the indicated scale weight
by .9 or so to get in the ballpark.
It has been recommended to put 10 to 15% of the trailer weight
on the hitch. Is 15% too much or is 10% too little? It may or may not be significant depending on the ability of the tow vehicle to handle weight
or control lateral motions. Every trailer tug combo should be field evaluated to see what works best. My Jeep doesn't know the difference between 270 or 350 lbs. It just doesn't like 250 lbs., as the tail wags the dog!