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Old 07-25-2016, 06:01 PM   #41
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Thanks Jack.

So the water was forward of the axle before moving it, and now more centered/closer to axle?

Makes me wonder what the engineers were thinkin!

Good info and insight on this thread.
Knotty, I've been out of touch (camping up in Colorado) so I'm a bit late getting back to you.

My fresh water tank is just behind the front of the trailer (and I suspect this is where most of them are). In my trailer, this puts it about halfway between the hitch coupler and the trailer axle. So, filling it with 300# of water, adds about 150# to the tongue weight. Before the axle was moved, it was more than halfway to the coupler.

After weighing things with the original setup. I used the things I'd learned in college regarding weights and moment arms and determined I could move the axle 3" and it would help a bunch.

The trailer tows beautifully now.

- Jack
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