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Dreamsend

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How a WD Hitch Really Works
« on: January 02, 2017, 08:47:39 AM »
Finally! I was able to locate decent information on how/to what extent using a weight distribution hitch actually impacts the TV front and rear axles and the TT axle weights.  I've seen the scary remarks about exceeding GRAxR on TVs (or front too), which used many assumptions, so I was seeking more actual data and calcs. 

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/14265335.cfm

While I know that weighing a set-up is the best way, being able to plan for purchases is where I am right now.  While using just "straight" numbers showed me under GRAxR, factoring in the use of a WD hitch yields a more attractive margin.

Unfortunately, one does need to have linear measurements for TT and TV and do some number crunching to get their results.  But, it may lead to greater peace of mind regarding not exceeding important weight ratings, or buying more truck than what is safely needed.

Linda

Linda with kitties Sarah & Samson
2017 Ford F250 Lariat aka La Belle Beast;
(6.2L V-8, crew cab, 4x4, off-road, 4.3 axle)

 

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