Tongue weight + WD hitch weight
About the time I'm comfortable with my setup, another issue pops up. Here's my current question. I've got a Pathfinder with a limit of 600# tongue weight. Next week a Feather Sport X17C with my name on it will be built in Middlebury. Overall the trailer is lite, it should come out weighing about 3025# with a max of 3500#. But it has a tongue weight of 475#. I've been researching WD hitches with sway control. I'm leaning toward a Reese strait line dual cam system. In doing so and evaluating purchasing/shipping options I noticed that the hitch components will weigh about 110#. That obviously puts me very near the limit of the Pathfinder. Does the hitch distribute the tongue weight, which it now becomes part of, so that the net effect is less than the straight addition makes it appear?
With all the research I've done, all the lessons I've learned from others on this and other forums, I have to wonder how many combos at campgrounds are safe. There's a lot of opportunity to mess up and have an unsafe combination.