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Old 10-27-2015, 07:19 AM   #953
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None at all. I think this 313RLS has around #750 of tongue weight dry. I'm sure it is closer to #1000 loaded. I was hoping it dropped the tongue weight. It can't be much. Just looking at the length from axles to the front and back and doing some very quick guessing in my head, I'd say that if you put #200 pounds on the back it wouldn't even affect the front but less than #50. I'll do some calculations and tell you for sure in a few once I get my PC booted.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:29 AM   #954
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:51 AM   #955
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So I dug up my old spreadsheet. I use it to figure axle and tongue weights when I haul round bales of hay since the numbers can get out of hand fast.

Either way, this is set up for a 30 ft gooseneck trailer and should be similar in response to most trailers we pull since they are normally 25-35 ft.

I took all the bales off and simply modified the weight of the bale on the back. It's going to be close.

No load on back, tongue = 1400
200 on back, tongue = 1345
400 on back, tongue = 1290

Theoretically proves that for x amount of weight you add to the rear, it takes 25% of that off the front. My guess was close.

On the axles, it appears that you will be adding approx 63% of the weight you add to each axle. This equals more than 100% if you add the two, but that is due to the cantilever.

I hope all that makes sense and is helpful. It is all theoretical and every inch of axle placement will modify the actual numbers.....but it will be dang close.





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I never summed it up, sorry.

If you add #200 to the carrier, you are added approx #128 to each axle and taking about #55 of the tongue.

All rough estimates. In reality, probably more like 65% to the rear axle and 60% to the front one.

See why my wife accusses me of over-engineering? Lol. It's a disease.
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Magic loads...?

125% loading on the axles..;-)
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Magic loads...?

125% loading on the axles..;-)
I'm confused. What are you talking about.
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65% to rear and 60% to front...125%
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65% to rear and 60% to front...125%
Correct....I think....I need more caffine....or I need to stick to electricity. LOL
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You were just checking to see who was paying attention...did I pass?
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You were just checking to see who was paying attention...did I pass?
Hell I guess.

I'm a one track mind guy and I've got three monitors going here with three different things so I'm a little out of it today.
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Dinette Upgrade

Finally got the dinette/office furniture we've always wanted when we bought our MH. The u-shaped dinette was just not practical either as a dinette or as a place to "compute". I found a local craftsman who took my specifications and built the unit in the "after" photo. The table does extend about 9" for guest seating. The whole setup is constructed from solid cherry with a stain to match the in-place cabinetry. It's good to see there are some real craftsmen left who disdain particle board and plywood. The price was what I consider reasonable for what we got.
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That looks good BJLove. What holds the table up? And you said no plywood? So the table is solid cherry?

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It's all solid wood! There is a dovetail slide in the middle and side rails that extend out from the desktop enough to give good support when the tabletop is in. When extended, I have an adjustable "leg" (not shown in the picture) that fits onto the dovetail for when I need to support that holiday turkey!
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What did you do with the dinette you removed
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