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Keep in mind the OP is 2wd, twin I-beam, with the front a bit higher that effects the caster/camber of front wheels and leads to wander and steering being touchy..
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In your first post I think your A,B,C descriptions at the bottom are jumbled as the weight slips are labeled Weight carrying, WDH and Vehicle, I think A & B are switched...?


To CORRECTLY calculate the actual Tongue Weight you want to subtract the unloaded vehicle drive axle weight from the Weight Carrying drive axle weight, 4820 - 3700 = 1120. Now take that answer and subtract the amount of weight lost from the steer axle on the Weight Carrying ticket, the drive axle is carrying the tongue weight PLUS what was lost from the steer axle. 3680 - 3360 = 320. Now subtract the lost steer axle weight from the total drive axle gain, 1120 - 320 = 800. That is the actual tongue weight of the trailer, 800lbs. So with a total trailer weight of 6100lbs that 800 is about 13%, right on target for a TT tongue weight. And well within the capacity of the 1000lb spring bars on your hitch.
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Don't we also have to factor in the 80 lbs. transferred to the trailer axle(s) into the equation (from 5300 to 5380)? Or, did I miss that somewhere (entirely possible...)?

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A bit late the the party.

Don't we also have to factor in the 80 lbs. transferred to the trailer axle(s) into the equation (from 5300 to 5380)? Or, did I miss that somewhere (entirely possible...)?

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No Jim, the TW calculation only uses the truck solo weight and the truck with trailer but without WD engaged weight. The combo weight with WD engaged weight is where that extra 80lbs shows up on the TT axles as well seeing the 240lbs that has been moved back onto the steer axle.
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