Is this right?
Today I took our trailer to the CAT scales for a prospective buyer of our TT. I followed the guidelines in the sticky for weighing a TT/TV combo. The only exception is the TT and the TV is empty, we are selling it. I am not a pro at this, but before I sell this TT, I want to be sure the buyer can tow it safely. Between the two of us we are figuring things out. Keep in mind the TV used today is my 3/4 ton Silverado. He does not have a WDH set up yet. The buyers TV is a 2014 Jeep Cherokee with the towing package installed from the factory. The TT propane tanks are about 1/2 full (2-20lb tanks). Here are the numbers from the CAT scale certificates:
TV Only: Steer axle 3680
Drive axle 2920
Gross weight 6600
TV/TT WDH engaged: Steer axle 3740
Drive axle 3180
Trailer axle 3600
Gross weight 10520
TV/TT WDH NOT engaged: Steer axle 3460
Drive axle 3620
Trailer axle 3460
Gross weight 10540
I am coming up with a tongue weight of 700lbs. Other than actually putting the tongue jack on a scale platform, am I figuring this right? Also, the yellow sticker on our TT states from the factory with full propane etc. says 3890lbs. The weight today puts the TT at 430lbs lower than the sticker. What am I missing? I also noted that with the WDH engaged the rear axle load goes down 440lbs. Am I correct saying the tongue weight remains the same?
Rustic? Or anyone have any recommendations on a WDH set up for the buyer?
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