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    A real good visual on how important weight distribution is;

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    Good visual explanation of the effects.
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    Pictures worth a thousand words ..... that video is worth a million !
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    In the first part most of the weight was up front, I thought the weight should be evenly distributed if possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    In the first part most of the weight was up front, I thought the weight should be evenly distributed if possible?
    maybe it is a bit over-simplified to show the hazard of back-loading the weight past the axles?

    I would think you can't really pile the weight up front, due to the tongue load restrictions

    cool demonstration though.
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    Awesome visual. I have seen a few vehicle / trailer combinations do the funky chicken just like that video. Pretty scary to see for sure. Thanks for the link Mike.

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    You want your trailer to be front loaded rather then evenly distributed. The general rule of thumb is 60% 40% front to rear.
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    In the first part most of the weight was up front, I thought the weight should be evenly distributed if possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    You want your trailer to be front loaded rather then evenly distributed. The general rule of thumb is 60% 40% front to rear.
    I'll buy that for a dollar.

    Consider this. Fishing trip, boat is hitched up, gear is all stacked ready to be loaded. How do you reasonably get that front-rear proportion right? Who has a simple procedure that doesn't involve weighing everything and measuring tongue weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeakyBoots View Post
    I'll buy that for a dollar.

    Consider this. Fishing trip, boat is hitched up, gear is all stacked ready to be loaded. How do you reasonably get that front-rear proportion right? Who has a simple procedure that doesn't involve weighing everything and measuring tongue weight?
    Common sense should guide anyone? Unfortunately, we all have seen the opposite much to often.
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    Sherline hydraulic scale............

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