Originally Posted by Subaru297
That is really bad advice. You do realize that the weight carrying limit of your receiver is probably only 500lbs right? And you are loading up the back of the trailer to reduce tongue weight creating an unstable trailer.
You need a WDH!
I don't pretend to be expert, but loading trailer to adjust the tongue weight that is done all the time, if you are hauling a race car, you move the car so the trailer tongue weight is not excessive and weight is centered with the recommended amount on the hitch for stability. You don't want the car to pull the hitch up or push down so much it unstabilizes the TV. There's a interesting video on the "grassroots motorsports" web page about how they grossly mis-loaded a race car and used a short wheelbase TV like a Explorer and even at one point disconnected the trailer brakes and sent a driver around a road course race track to make observations on various things measuring braking distance and what not.
When I added two full large propane tanks and a battery and gear I noticed my previously level trailer was now a little down in the front due to the weight so far ahead of the wheels, just put my popup shelter in the rear storage and a couple other small things and for me, it worked. I probably could use WDH for best performance but I've been buying things like crazy since buying my needy TT, just got X chocks, wheel chocks (instead of 2x6's which didn't work very well), vent cover, spare tire, tire mount for bumper (hey, more weight off hitch, just thought of that), new flooring, LED bulbs, Y hose tap, etc!! Just trying to space it out purchases. The Goodyear radial tires on it and the way the Tundra tows, its incredibly stable. I don't have the power of diesel but the frame and hitch are super beefy. I'll have to educate myself on what the hitch can handle and find a local scale I can visit as I understand that will be very illuminating. I've also seen rigs that use a bathroom scale and leverage to measure tongue weight, so I have research to do on my setup to make it better and safer. For now with eye to how its loaded, its working. My first trip I didn't even have a trailer brake installed as I had just got the thing and was psyched about doing a weekend. That in dry conditions wasn't as bad as I expected with the huge brakes on the Tundra, but now with TB I can see that was dangerous for accident avoidance.
I am aware of the fact you don't want too light of a tongue it should be in range, I wasn't recommending that for the OP, at WDH is a great recommended addition. I have driven a buddy's larger cargo trailer with a WDH to CA and back to TX and understand how they work.
Regardless, his big 3/4 ton diesel should handle his trailer, but have to take care loading and use common towing practices. I have a buddy with a Duramax crew cab and he tells me if he didn't see his 29' TT in the mirror, he wouldn't know it was attached.