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cekkk

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Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« on: July 06, 2009, 01:10:58 PM »
Our Wolf Pack weighs about 5k, tw dry is about 500.  But after we load two 600# ATVs up there I anticipate at least 1500 tw.  Hope more is on tt axels, but my dually with a Reese Titan class V should handle it.  My question is, it looks like a 20% or maybe more tw.  Has anyone any experience with a number like this?  I'll get the proper wd setup, and another question is, with that tw and a dually, any need to pay for sway protection?
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 08:09:03 PM »
Need to pay for anti-sway?  Why not pay for extra safety?
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 08:30:52 PM »
With that much tongue weight, there shouldn't be much sway!  But get a Reese Dual Cam or an Equalizer WD hitch and the sway control is built in. Nothing extra to hook up either.

I'm guessing your tongue weight will be more like 1100-1200 lbs, depending on how you load the ATVs. That's 17.7-19%
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cekkk

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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 09:00:26 PM »
Thanks, guys.  I'll go with the Reese, most likely.  Hate to ask for advice and then ignore it.  And I like the lower tw estimate. 
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'08 Yamaha Rhino
'08 Honda Foreman ATV
'07 Honda Foreman ATV
'02 F-350 4wd dually, 7.3 PS
'13 Expedition King Ranch, DW's
2 Goofy rescues
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »
Do yourself a favor.  If that sucker does not have a powered hitch  jack -- get one.   A big one!
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cekkk

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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 03:28:08 PM »
I'm wondering if you have a brand in mind.  How about Barker?  Have a surge protector Q but will start a new topic.
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'08 Yamaha Rhino
'08 Honda Foreman ATV
'07 Honda Foreman ATV
'02 F-350 4wd dually, 7.3 PS
'13 Expedition King Ranch, DW's
2 Goofy rescues
1 Wonderful Bride of 28 years

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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 04:30:18 PM »
I'm wondering if you have a brand in mind.  How about Barker?  Have a surge protector Q but will start a new topic.

If you are referring to the jack, no particular brand.  Just get the heaviest rating you can find:   3000-3500 lb. or more if you find more.   Remember when you are using the jack to take strain off the spring bars, you are lifting not only the tongue weight of the trailer, but also the rear end of the truck.

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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 10:36:19 PM »
Thanks.  And for the future, is the thanks just wasting time or do you welcome them?
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'08 Yamaha Rhino
'08 Honda Foreman ATV
'07 Honda Foreman ATV
'02 F-350 4wd dually, 7.3 PS
'13 Expedition King Ranch, DW's
2 Goofy rescues
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 10:43:40 PM »
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Thanks.  And for the future, is the thanks just wasting time or do you welcome them?

cekkk, common courtesy is pretty common here, so you're starting off just fine.  ;D
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 12:25:51 PM »
Thanks.  And for the future, is the thanks just wasting time or do you welcome them?

Thanks are always welcome -- if for no other reason than it is nice to know that you read the replies.   Even more appreciated is a followup message on how things worked out for you at the end.   A lot of what goes on here is the collected experience of a lot of folks and follow up is important to improving that knowledge.
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Re: Tongue weight on Front Deck Toy Hauler
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 01:58:11 PM »
The internet is full of sites like this.  Just half of them should be a useful.  I'm about to post a photo of my new rig, if I can figure out how.  Can't get it on the road until title arrives - mail is so slow.
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'08 Yamaha Rhino
'08 Honda Foreman ATV
'07 Honda Foreman ATV
'02 F-350 4wd dually, 7.3 PS
'13 Expedition King Ranch, DW's
2 Goofy rescues
1 Wonderful Bride of 28 years