First thanks for the all advice.
I guess I'll go ahead and cancel the Amazon order for 4 bathroom scales.
The way you guys were making it sound like it wasn't a big deal to do I figured there must be some trick that I was missing.
Russ661, as Rustic Eagle already pointed out my tongue weight calculation was wrong so I'm definitely not money down on any of the other measurements at this point. With that said, I'm not sure I'm following the problem with my total weight. The totals that I have listed for the first trip to the scales (10,380 & 10,360) are only 20 lbs off. I'm assuming that is just due to inaccuracies in the scale though as those are directly from weight print out and not calculations. The second trip to the scale had a difference of 200 lb between the 2 times across the scale, but I also figured that may be realistic in terms of scale accuracy. The scale for the second trip was also not capable of weighing my truck alone (said it wasn't registering on the scale) so it doesn't surprise me that the difference was wider on that scale.
I kind of thought the bar looked like it was bending in the picture too, but I'm guessing that was just an illusion. It also kind of looks like the riser bar is bending a lot more than I think it was. I should have also mentioned the close ups of the hitch were from today after unpacked everything. The one showing the full camper and Durango were from just before we pulled off on Friday with everything loaded down.
Is it possible that by having my ball too high I am actually taking weight off of the axle and adding to the tongue weight? That seems completely counter intuitive, but if you think of it in an exaggerated sense I could totally see it happening. Maybe that wouldn't be the case with a single axle trailer, but I wonder if with a short dual axle that could be possible. I'm visioning lifting the weight being lifted off of the front trailer axle and redistributed on the back trailer axle and TV rear axle. Am I shooting at ghosts here or do you think that could be possible?
I will most definitely be making a scale rig to weight the tongue weight and then I'll actually be able to test that theory by weighing with the camper at different angles.
Last weekend I actually topped off all of my trailer tires prior to heading out as they were all a little low. I guess I should double check that they didn't lose air since then though. Also, I'll have to double check the Durango's tires.