Calculating Tongue Weight

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silverloaf
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Calculating Tongue Weight

Post by silverloaf » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm

I came across an interesting method of measuring tongue weight using a bathroom scale. I suspect its been used by many savvy trailer owners; maybe some here.

It seems to be a simple way of periodically verifying tongue weight at home before heading off to the campground. Here's one example of the procedure:

http://hildstrom.com/projects/tonguescale/

Comments anyone?

Bob

Rostam
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Re: Calculating Tongue Weight

Post by Rostam » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:05 pm

Its a nifty way of measuring the tongue weight. I bought a Sherline scale, as I'm lazy :)
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