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Old 08-06-2014, 04:49 PM   #29
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BTW, how does one go about knowing the tongue weight when towing?
Best way is to use a tongue weight scale. Here's mine:
Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity Sherline Tools 5780

Or you can get two CAT scale tickets, one without the trailer, and one with the trailer but without the weight-distributing spring bars hooked up. Total the weights on the two axles of the tow vehicle. Subtract the weight on the two axles without the trailer from the weight on the two axles with the trailer but without the spring bars hooked up. The difference is tongue weight.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #30
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Check with the dealer, they should be able to help.
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I've made this exact trip with an borderline underpowered TV and let me tell you I would never do it again. I felt foolish, embarrassed (my situation was obvious) and scared the whole time. Southern Ohio & Kentucky is NOT flat.

I feel you have painted yourself into a corner by stating that "don't do it" isn't an option.

How about paying for it to be moved or renting a more suitable TV?

I understand you are willing to take the risk but what about the rest of the people on the road?
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Smithers, I've already made the trip and all went fine.
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Best way is to use a tongue weight scale. Here's mine:
Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity Sherline Tools 5780

Or you can get two CAT scale tickets, one without the trailer, and one with the trailer but without the weight-distributing spring bars hooked up. Total the weights on the two axles of the tow vehicle. Subtract the weight on the two axles without the trailer from the weight on the two axles with the trailer but without the spring bars hooked up. The difference is tongue weight.
I wonder if anyone rents these. I would only use it once in a while. I wouldn't want to purchase one. It would be worth renting once in a while for peace of mind.
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