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Old 07-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #11
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Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert!
I must be an expert now because I read the article and got 100% on the quiz:

HowStuffWorks "Towing Weight Distribution Quiz"

Oh wait, now I have to apply my knowledge?
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Thanks Rich for the great photos of your hitch set up. It will be a great help. Already been out checking mesurements. I am working the next 12 days, but after that, I plan on getting it installed. Our next trip is to San Diego, hope to be set, ready to go!
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Finally got around to attempting to get the hitch weight using the bathroom scale method, as described in my Good Sam book. The way it is supposed to work is to use a 300 lb. bathroom scale. The weight is distributed a certain way so just take the reading from the scale and multiply by 3, so theoretically you should be be able to get a reading for anything 900 lbs or less.

The bad news is I broke the bathroom scale - the good news is DW is out of town!

Either my set up was wrong or my hitch weight exceeds 900 lbs. So the question is, where do I go from here?
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Finally got around to attempting to get the hitch weight using the bathroom scale method, as described in my Good Sam book. The way it is supposed to work is to use a 300 lb. bathroom scale. The weight is distributed a certain way so just take the reading from the scale and multiply by 3, so theoretically you should be be able to get a reading for anything 900 lbs or less.

The bad news is I broke the bathroom scale - the good news is DW is out of town!

Either my set up was wrong or my hitch weight exceeds 900 lbs. So the question is, where do I go from here?
Greg, thanks for trying the bathroom scale method for me as I was thinking about doing the same thing. You saved me the price of a new scale, so now I know for sure I will go to a truck scale.
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Greg, thanks for trying the bathroom scale method for me as I was thinking about doing the same thing. You saved me the price of a new scale, so now I know for sure I will go to a truck scale.
You're welcome! I guess I will need to do the same. I need to review the procedure for doing that. I think there is a thread on the forum somewhere that describes how to do it, just need to find it . . .
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Hitching Up - Trailer - Tongue Weight

Here is one of the sites giving directions
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