Originally Posted by Nathan48035
snip..... Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Referencing your PDF document, I get your loaded tongue weight to be 820lbs
. I used the following weights from your attached pdf document:
(2,700lbs + 4,140lbs) - 6,020lbs = 820lbs Loaded Tongue Weight
Your loaded HTT weight I get 4,340lbs
(10,360lbs - 6,020lbs)
The published "dry" tongue weight, ignore it. What you want is your "LOADED" tongue weight to be in the 10% to 15% range of your "LOADED" HTT weight (13% to 15% more desirable).
So, at 4,340lbs you want a tongue weight of 434lbs to 651lbs (10% to 15%). So basically you are 169lbs above the recommended maximum (820lbs - 651lbs = 169lbs). IMO if you relocate 100lbs to 150lbs you should be fine. I would however adjust your WDH so the HTT tows level or a little nose "down" (best for TV handling)......., having it a little nose "up" can be amplified (not good) under less then ideal road conditions (bouncing, etc.).
I agree that you need to adjust your WDH to transfer a little more weight to your TV's front suspension, another 220lbs (3,080lbs - 2,860lbs).
Also, keep in mind the location of your fresh water tank has a direct impact on any trailer's tongue weight when filled. If you tank is located to the front of your axles, you may find when filled you can't have as much cargo stowed front of the HTT axles.
Your 2012 X18D published CCC is 1,150lbs, but the 'actual' as-shipped CCC will be less and will be noted on the weight sticker on your X18D.
Hope this helps.