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Old 08-08-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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WDH setup- head angle, spacers and weight shift.

I am setting up a Nash 17K being pulled by a F250 supercab 4WD.

Truck scales by itself with axle 1 4080, axle 2 3020 tolal=7100

Trailer/truck weight WDH unhooked is axle 1-3780 lbs , axle 2-4100 lbs,
axle 3- 4560lbs GCVW 12,440 lbs.

Trailer/Truck weight WDH hooked is axle 1- 4020 lbs, axle 2-3700 lbs
axle 3-4720 lbs.

Trailer weight loaded is 5340 lbs with 75% fresh water that sits right behind the axles. THE FRONT pass thru is loaded with 2 yamaha generators, and outside gear. Two battery's and 2 Propane tanks full sit on tongue.

It seems to me my tongue weight (1080 lbs ) is high for Trailer weight and my WDH is throwing more weight forward than to the rear.

I can move some (150 lbs) weight from the front pass thru into the truck but I need to know do I add spacers increasing head angle or subtract, decreasing angle to move weight to the trailer axles? Currently I have six links below & three links loose on the chains on a generic round bar WDH.
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You have a 17' trailer on an F250... I wouldn't worry too much about weight distribution.
If anything, move the genny to the truck bed.
The truck can handle the weight for sure... the trailer may not do so well.
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You have a 17' trailer on an F250... I wouldn't worry too much about weight distribution.
If anything, move the genny to the truck bed.
The truck can handle the weight for sure... the trailer may not do so well.
The TW is 1000+ , receiver is rated at 600lbs without a WDH. The Nash 17K is actually 22'4" . My bad, axle three ^ is actually 3 & 4.
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Smart enough to be worried is a good thing...............
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