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Tongue weight measurement

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Spindifferent, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Spindifferent [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Central Texas
    2013 PreRunner 4.0 v6
    Hi Folks,

    Wanted to get your opinion on the importance of measuring tongue weight.

    Is it common practice to actually measure the tongue weight with a scale for each load you haul, or do you just eyeball-it?

    For perspective, the scenario is a 2013 Tacoma v6 w/tow package using an 18' 7000# tandem axel car hauler trailer used for towing a relatively small tractor (JD 3520, approx. 3100#) and various implements up to 800# each.

    I'm trying to decide if I should invest in a tongue weight scale since I don't have a public scale easily available to me.


    Much Thanks!

    - Spindifferent
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