Is there a max. tongue weight? Does this weight include the weight of the hitch, the trailer, and the items in the trailer? Thanks!
OK, I know I'm new here, but this is just bad information and not helpful at all. Even leaving out the fact that U-Hell doesn't know their a**** from a hole in the ground.karrock said:
A standard trailer (RV, utility, cargo, etc) should have a tongue weight 10-15% of the total trailer weight for stability. A boat trailer only needs around 6% of its weight on the tongue to maintain stability.Jeff said:In general, max tongue weight should be 10% of the trailer weight. But even if you get a larger capacity hitch (with a 500lb tongue weight rating) it doesn't mean you can exceed 10% of the trailer weight rating of the vehicle, because the tongue weight is also dependent on the suspension and structural capacity of the vehicle. In addition, no matter how much the trialer weighs, the tongue weight should be about 10% of the trailer weight in order to maintain stability and safety.