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CaLBaR

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Posted: 05/09/19 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bid_time wrote:

CaLBaR wrote:

kc8suj wrote:

Here are the dry weights of truck from GMC
Curb Weight - Front 3176 lbs
Curb Weight - Rear 2098 lbs
A difference of 1,078 lbs

so I am more evenly distributed with the trailer attached. than with out. Hum?


Based on these numbers and your hooked up number your WDH is too tight. Check GM's instructions for WDH setup. After connecting you should not have anymore weight on the front than you did prior to connecting. Need to loosen up the WDH hitch a bit.
What numbers you looking at? He has 300 lbs less, which is less than 10%, everything is fine like it is.


Loaded up in the OPs first post he has nearly 3500 lbs on the front axle and unloaded he is at nearly 3200 lbs. In my book that means his front axle with the trailer hooked up has 300 lbs more weight. He is transferring too much weight to the front and needs to loosen up the WDH. You should never add more weight to the front axle with the trailer hooked up than dry. A little less is fine but never more.


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Posted: 05/15/19 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

And forget most of this thread, leave the wdh at home if your tongue weight is really that low.


The tongue weight is >500lbs. He's got the WD hitch cranked down so tight that he's transferring ALL the tongue weight off the rear axle, on to the front axle, AND THE *TRAILER*.

If 340lbs is being transferred to the front axle, there's another 200lbs or more being transferred to the trailer axles.

500lbs is the limit of most 1/2 ton pickup receivers before a WD hitch is required. Realistically, probably nothing bad will happen if he just gets rid of the WD hitch, but why take a chance on "probably" if he already has the hitch? Just adjust it right and hit the road.

One risk of leaving it as-is is bending the tongue on the trailer.


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