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Tongue weight measurement

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

  1. Spindifferent

    Spindifferent [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Thoughts?

    Much Thanks!

    - Spindifferent
     
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