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Posted: 07/12/19 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hope this shows up...

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Posted: 07/12/19 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's the original video from Weigh Safe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Dgxe584Ss


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Posted: 07/12/19 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always good to post for new RVers and as a reminder for those experienced.


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Posted: 07/13/19 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This can’t be stressed too much. Our rule is, load anything you can carry as long as it’s placed over or forward of the trailer axles.


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I have seen that video a dozen times. Interesting but real world vehicle performance as little to do with models on a treadmill.

That does not mean one can ignore proper trailer loading. However, in most cases the load in TT is determined the floor plan. Food goes in the pantry, pot and pans in the kitchen, linens in the linen closet etc.

In addition the really heavy items like water and waste tanks are set buy the factory.


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Just like the model on the treadmill.

https://youtu.be/Ba3PfXgHj0A

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These folks weren’t as fortunate.

https://youtu.be/UdmlPu33Iew

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rbpru wrote:

I have seen that video a dozen times. Interesting but real world vehicle performance as little to do with models on a treadmill.

That does not mean one can ignore proper trailer loading. However, in most cases the load in TT is determined the floor plan. Food goes in the pantry, pot and pans in the kitchen, linens in the linen closet etc.

In addition the really heavy items like water and waste tanks are set buy the factory.


You are correct in that the floor plan determines the storage places for many items but there are many things people can do to help.

I carry bottled water in the front of the camper on the floor, along with tool boxes and anything else of significant weight. Getting as much weight forward as I can with what I can control and then making sure I'm not doing anything stupid to counteract it like traveling with full tanks in the rear of the camper. Find out which tanks are forward of the wheels and travel with those full if you have sway, make sure anything rearward is as light as it can be. And it doesn't have to be the heaviest item in the world. the further it is from the wheels, the more it shifts weight that direction, just like a teeter totter. It's all leverage, wherever you put it.


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