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Old 06-09-2003, 01:54 PM   #1
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Tongue Weight

Hi all!
We have a "77" 13 foot boler. We have not yet taken it to the weigh scales, does anyone have any idea/opinions on how much weight a person should have on the tongue? What are the handling characteristics when you have too much or too little tongue weight? I'm at a total dilemna on this one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance to all, and happy camping.
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:58 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb is that 10-15% of the total weight of the trailer should be on the tongue. So, a 1200 lb trailer should have 120-180 lbs on the tongue. Less than then, and the trailer will tend to sway and fishtail, and get pretty dangerous, especially with front-wheel-drive. You can go somewhat heavier if your tow vehicle can handle it (ie, rear-wheel-drive and heavy enough hitch/suspension), although the trailer may start to "push" you through turns, which isn't cool.
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