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Old 10-09-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Hitch Pin View Post
How do you know 400# would be close to 10%, he didn't give any weights in his first post. If you go by the weight he gives in his second post, 10% would be 482# He will be 82# shy of the 10%

because I looked up the weight of an Outback...

all is good the OP is all set

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Old 10-09-2014, 02:37 PM   #12
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10 to 15% is not an absolute. I can only go to 500# so I aimed for @ 400#, as long as I don't get any trailer sway I should be OK. I can always get a little more if necessary, but it doesn't take much to increase or decrease the tongue weight.. Below is a link to a page from Etrailer.com that I used to weigh the tongue weight, drop down 1 page. I did put a grove in both ends of the 2x4 to make it easier to set the pipe in the right place. I used 4' between the pipes to make the math easier. I imagine the scale could be off a little, so I'm not going to try to get the weight to the exact #.


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