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Old 01-30-2017, 08:40 AM
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BTW, I have same issue as OP.. Is there a "add on" axle? To make these a tri-axle..??
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:30 AM
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Do you have the same model Venture trailer and boat?




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Old 02-09-2017, 06:37 AM
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Do you have the same model Venture trailer and boat?




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Thanks Chris.. It looks like the OP fixed his issues with trailer. I found that my issue was only that the boat need to be moved forward a few inches..
Any way for average person to measure 800# tongue weight?
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:34 AM
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Bathroom Scale





You can use a bathroom scale and a box to measure tongue weight of smaller trailers. Place the coupler of the loaded trailer on the scale at normal towing height (Figure A). For heavier tongue weights, use the second method (Figure B). Be sure to perform these measurements on a level surface and with a leveled trailer.

To use the method in Figure B, follow these guidelines:
  • Always place the trailer tongue 1 foot from the pipe on the support brick
  • Multiply the reading on the scale by the total distance between the 2 support pipes
  • Use a brick that is the same thickness as the scale so that the 2 x 4 is level when you weigh your trailer
For example, if the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the scale is 2 feet and the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the support brick is 1 foot, then you would multiply the reading on the scale by 3 to get the tongue weight. If the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the scale is 3 feet and the distance between the trailer tongue and the pipe on the support brick is 1 foot, then you would multiply the reading on the scale by 4 to get the tongue weight.
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Another way to determine your trailer's tongue weight (and get your vehicle and trailer weights) is to take the trailer with your tow vehicle to a scale at a truck stop, quarry or material supply center. For a small fee, you can weigh your tow vehicle and trailer there.


A. Determine Weight of Vehicle with Tongue Weight




Your vehicle and trailer must be fully loaded and fueled just as they will be when you are leaving for a trip. First, drive on to the scale with all 4 wheels of the truck and record the weight of the truck with the trailer attached.


B. Determine Weight of Vehicle without Tongue Weight




Next, unhook the trailer and jack up the trailer tongue so there is no weight on the hitch ball. Make sure that the trailer jack is not on the scale. Record the weight of only the truck on the scale. This is your gross vehicle weight (GVW). Now, subtract the GVW from the weight of the truck with the trailer attached. This will give you the tongue weight of your trailer.
A - B = Tongue Weight
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