Originally Posted by jeeperx2
Tongue weight of loaded TT 1080# = 11.61%
Great work on your CAT scale visit!
After your photo(s) post you stated: "I see the problem - Trailer is up at the hitch!"....,
the only way to confirm this is to measure the TT frame distance from the ground (at front and rear of TT). Raising or lowering the ball mount will address any changes if required (TT level is ideal, or a little nose down is ok).
Your photo of your TV/TT hitched up with the Reese HP Dual Cam looks good, I don't see anything that appears to be needing any changes unless the CAT scale weights say otherwise. Good clearance with all the hardware as well (one advantage of having the TT coupler mounted to the bottom of the TT A-frame).
Your correct on the Loaded tongue weight of 1,080lbs, and also correct on the 11.61% (of 9,300lbs). With the weight and length of your TT, IMO you would be wise to get your loaded tongue weight closer to at "least 13%" (1,209lbs). If it were my TV/TT combination I would be shooting closer to 15% (1,400lbs). Don't know if you can adjust your TT cargo to make the change. I'm sure that genny on the rear of the TT is robbing the weight off the tongue.
All TV/TT combinations bounce a little from time to time, the degree and/or duration of the bouncing depends on road conditions. Your genny located way out back will also influence (possibly amplify) the bounce effect, but IMO having an adequate tongue weight (closer to 15% of TT gross weight) will help in controlling/handling the same effect.
TV alone your front axle is at 3,660lbs, with TV/TT WD engaged the TV front is at 5,520lbs......: The front axle is still missing 140lbs. I would consider adding a little more ball mount tilt toward the TT (will increase spring bar force, more weight transferred), but keep the same 6-chain links under tension because your Dual Cam clearances look good as is. CAT scale has confirmed weight transfer to the TT axles as well.
TT Loaded Weight:
TT GVWR is 10,250lbs, your at 9,300lbs..... looks good.
TV Axle Weights:
I don't have your TV axle limits, but yours appear to be within the limits (based my 2500HD limits). As a matter of fact, your TV axle weights with the TT hitched and WD engaged, are almost the same as mine under the same conditions!! Also your TV alone gross weight is within 20lbs of mine, the biggest difference is that your loaded TT weighs about 1,000lbs more than my loaded TT.
You will have to confirm your TV's GVWR, GCWR, etc., with your CAT weights when you get a chance.
How about your receiver pin box, any flexing when engaging the WD spring bars?
Oh, please double check my math on the above data.
Again, great effort on getting your actual weights confirmed.