Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
Member
 
Mike54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Crystal Lake,IL.
Posts: 89
Question is this worth buying?

Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity
How often do you need to weight the tongue weight?
__________________

__________________
Mike
2007 Montana 3500rl
2005 3500 Dodge Ram CTD
Mike54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
hamguy's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Posts: 1,806
Once? Why would it change?
__________________

__________________
Wretched excess is just barely enough.

2002 Itasca Suncruiser - WH Chassis - 35U - 2006 Jeep Liberty
hamguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,332
I guess it all depends on the type of trailer and what you're hauling. I wouldn't think the tongue weight of travel trailer would change much. However if you have a 2 wheel utility trailer it will change every time you load it. The same is true to some extent with a mulit axle equipment trailer and possibly a 5th wheel trailer.

I don't have a tongue weight scale but it would come in handy. I have a multi axle equipment trailer that hauls everything from end loaders to tractors to yards of gravel or pallets of bricks. Each load has to be thought out in advance to keep from overloading one of the axles and keeping the prpoer weight on tongue so the tow vehicle handles properly.
__________________
Hikerdogs
2013 Adventurer 32H
Hikerdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
IMHO it changes every time you load the trailer. Depending on where the load is. more weight loaded forward adds weight to the tongue. Adding weight to the rear lessens tongue weight.
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
BeltoneMagoo's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 400
I bought one and it worked fine so I kept it. There is another method you can use to find out the tongue weight. It involves your bathroom scale and some 2x4's, a tape measure and a brick or block. I have used that and it works too and it is almost free to use. Go to www.etrailer.com and look for "determing trailer tongue weight". It's all spelled out and easy to do.
Good luck and safe travels!
__________________
Doug & Connie
2001 Holiday Rambler Imperial 41ft PBD 370hp ISL AF1 braking system
2001 Subaru Forester manual toad
BeltoneMagoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 188
I like weighing the tongue each time I load the trailer. Things like the amount of water on board, the level of propane in the tanks, how many rocks Lucy managed to sneak under the sofa, it all makes a difference.
__________________

__________________
Airstreamer6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.