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Old 04-26-2024, 06:06 PM   #1
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CAT Scale Weights Today

Finally got to the CAT scales today. My Kentucky windage initial setup just going by wheel well height was about 160 lbs light on the steering axle. I went up one notch on my lift bar height and now within 40lbs of steering axle weight on just the truck without trailer. I think I am happy with this, feels a little better, not as floaty feeling going down the road. I was a little surprised at tongue weight thought, I am running with nose down 1 - 1 1/4".
Toyota Tundra SR5 2WD 6.5' Bed
2022 Jayco 240RBS
CURT 17499 TruTrack 4P Weight Distribution Hitch with 4x Sway Control, Up to 8K, 2-Inch Shank
Rated 8,000 Trailer Weight, 800Lbs Tongue Weight

Truck Alone:
Steering Axle 3240
Drive Axle 2820

Truck w/Trailer w/o Spring Bars
Steering Axle 2940
Drive Axle 3840
Trailer 5140
Gross Weight 11,920

Truck w/Trailer and WDH Spring Bars Engaged (Initial Setup)
Steering Axle 3080
Drive Axle 3600
Trailer 5220
Gross Weight 11,900

Truck w/Trailer and WDH Spring Bars Engaged (Final Adjustment)
Steering Axle 3200
Drive Axle 3420
Trailer 5280
Gross Weight 11,900

Anyone see anything concerning? Tongue weight is close. I am thinking with safety factor built in I should be ok.
Hesitant to raise hitch height, seems like that adjustment is +/- 1". I like being nose down at least 1". Thoughts?

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Old 04-27-2024, 03:24 PM   #2
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Just looking at the numbers, your tongue is 720 lbs which is a little over 12%. That is pretty good. The steering axle is a little light which is better than too heavy. You might try the next setting on your WD hitch. Measure the height of the front fender well before and after ( like nothing on the ball and then with the WD adjusted again) to make sure it doesn't take too much load. No change in the fender well is perfect but I like a little more weight on it, like seeing 1/4 inch deflection. I think that that one inch sag will not matter with modern fridges during hauling. But it might be reduced a little with a WD adjustment.
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Old 04-27-2024, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thank you for the input. The fender wells are equal right now to truck without camper. Appreciate it. Will take a look at one more adjustment next time I take it out. Best regards Doug
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