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Old 03-12-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Weighing tongue with a ProPride hitch

How do I go about weighing this setup on a ProPride hitch? (I have the Sherline scale)


These are the figures for the weights related to the TV and the TT:
I have a 2012 Cruiser Viewfinder RBDS22:
Hitch weight= 445#
Dry weight= 4535#
GVWR= 6045#
Cargo capacity=1510#

The TV is a 2009 Ford Expy EL 4X4 5.4L V8(Eddie Bauer):
Maximum GCWR=15000#
Trailer weight maximum=8700#
Maximum tongue weight=920#(with weight dist.)




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Old 03-14-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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I don't quite understand the question. The Propride will obviously handle such a light load. Unless you are going to purchase a much larger trailer in the future it is probably overkill. I would go with the Equalizer hitch with the 1000 lb tongue rating and 10,000 lb GVWR. I have one and it works great. The local Airstream dealer sells this hitch to 95% of his customers. I don't have an Airstream. Add a Fastway Flip Foot to your hand or electric jack. Great product, same company. Enjoy your RV!
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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I don't quite understand the question. The Propride will obviously handle such a light load. Unless you are going to purchase a much larger trailer in the future it is probably overkill. I would go with the Equalizer hitch with the 1000 lb tongue rating and 10,000 lb GVWR. I have one and it works great. The local Airstream dealer sells this hitch to 95% of his customers. I don't have an Airstream. Add a Fastway Flip Foot to your hand or electric jack. Great product, same company. Enjoy your RV!
Thanks for the reply!

I know it's over kill for now, but we may wish to get a longer/heavier trailer some day.
Also, we are new to TT ownership and wanted a solid 'no sway' solution.

I was really interested in the challenge of weighing the tongue with the hitch attached. After using a series of blocks and shims I finally got a weight on the tongue-550#. Add in the stinger of 55# and it comes in at 605# well within the TV range
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