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Weight Distribution between Truck and Trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by st101, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Jun 26, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    st101

    st101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fellas,

    Very short on time (packing tonight), so I'm sorry if this info is somewhere in this forum -- I briefly scanned the towing bible but didn't see it, and if I use google, I only get information on weight distribution WITHIN the trailer.

    I'm moving my belongings about 700 miles and rented a 4'x8' U-Haul trailer. I have some things that are pretty heavy (food, pots/pans, clothes), and some lighter boxes.

    My question is should I be loading heavy stuff into the truck bed, and leaving light stuff into the trailer? Should I put all of the heavy stuff into the trailer?
    I know within the trailer I should have 60% of the weight forward of the trailer axle -- I just don't know whether I should give preference to the truck bed or trailer for heavier things, or try to make it equal.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Jun 26, 2014 at 5:59 PM
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    crazy joker

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    I think the heavy stuff would be better in the trailer.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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    st101

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    Thanks for the reply. I asked in another place and got the same advice, too.
     
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