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Old 09-01-2002, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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measureing tongue weight recipe

I cant remember the exact method to measue tongue weight with the trailer loaded. I want to put marks or tire chalks for the front tires. When I was coming home from wheelin yesterday I had the jeep too far forward and I think it affected the pull on hills.
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weigh your tow rig without the trailer then hookup the trailer and weigh just the tow rig again the increase is the amount of tounge weight
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weigh your tow rig without the trailer then hookup the trailer and weigh just the tow rig again the increase is the amount of tounge weight
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Old 09-02-2002, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought there was a way with a pivot, a lever, and a household scale.
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A 4x4 peice of wood, a bathroom scale, and a brick. Lay the 4x4 across the brick and scale, then let the tongue down on the peice of wood, preferably in the middle. Take your reading and...... Now I have a serious brain fart and can't remember if you divide, or multiply by two to get your answer.....
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