I picked up the trailer, loaded up the Harley and my wife, and hit the scales. I had previously weighed my truck with full tank and now passengers. It weighed:
I didn't weigh with DW and tools, so if you add 170 to make it same as I weighed today I'm at:
The next 3 weighs are all with DW, tools, full tank, in truck. Harley in trailer.
First weigh was with WDH set on 1st link:
Second weigh was same as first but dropped 1link to 2nd link:
Third weigh was with bars off and placed in bed off truck.
I found the truck tows best with the Harley in it and on the 2nd link. With that set up I'm estimating the TW at 610#'s which would be 13.67% of the Trailer weight. I'm pretty happy with the way that tows. I wasn't getting the push/pull feeling. Just a little up and down bouncing when I hit dips or bumps. I'll have to re-weigh again in a few weeks when I go camping. I'm estimating the trailer weight will go another 300 to 500 #'s after I'm fully loaded. The truck may go up another 100 #'s after I add the two dogs and other items. But, at that point, I'll probably have to drop another link to the 3rd link I'm betting.