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The tongue weight of a trailer should be what percent of the Gross Trailer Weight Rating GTWR?

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Well, it's the weight rating of the trailer which actually determines this. 3000 lbs. weight rating and up, you do.

The length doesn't matter as much as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of the trailer and the Gross Combined Weight Rating of the combination of vehicle + trailer, as well as its use.

No way of knowing this without knowing the dimensions and weight rating of the trailer.

Of course it does. If you think it is close, go to a truck stop with a scale A: weigh your whole rig (all 3 axles on the scale), B: just the rear axle of the vehicle and the trailer C: just the trailer axle. D: Remove the trailer and weigh your towing vehicle. Calculate: E: The loaded trailer ( A minus D) should not exceed the towing capacity rating for the vehicle or the weight rating for the trailer. The load on your rear axle with the trailer (B minus E) should not exceed the weight rating for that axle THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: have you ever seen trailers swaying on the highway? this is very dangerous. Your trailer tung weight - the weight on the hitch (E minus C) , should be about 15% of the weight of the trailer. That bumber cannot exceed the weight rating of the hitch, but if it is too small the trailer can be very difficult to control.

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It's not the actual weight, but the weight rating of the trailer which determines if brakes are required on the trailer, and they vary from state to state. In most states, trailer brakes are required on any trailer with a GVWR of 3,000 lbs. or more. In some states, the requirements may be as low as 1,000 lbs.

There are many people who, when shopping around for a truck trailer, dismiss several trailers because of the weight rating. While some may be doing so for the right reasons, others may be misinterpreting the information and disregarding a perfectly valid trailer. When they look at the weight label on the outside of the truck trailer, they will see that the weight listed exceeds the amount that their truck can tow. This is not the weight rating that you should be looking for when making this decision, however. The weight listed on the outside of the truck trailer is known as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR. The GVWR tells you the total amount of weight that the trailer can carry. This means that if the trailer itself weighs six thousand pounds, and the GVWR is eight thousand pounds, the trailer can carry two thousand pounds. It is entirely possible for you to tow a trailer with a GVWR that is higher than your towing capacity, as long as the weight of the trailer itself is not higher than the towing capacity. When buying a truck trailer, then, there are a couple things to consider in relation to weight. First of all, you need to take into account how much weight you plan on towing. The amount of weight that you add to the trailer should not cause the total weight of the trailer to exceed the GVWR. In addition to this, you need to consider if the total weight that you plan to tow will exceed the towing capacity of your truck. These are two separate considerations. The GVWR is not used to determine if your truck can two the trailer, it is used to determine how much weight can be safely placed on the trailer. As long as the trailer is made by a manufacturer that is a member of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, as it should be, a weight rating label with more detailed information can be found on the inside of the trailer. This will list the GVWR, the Unloaded Vehicle Weight, and the amount of weight that can be added to the trailer, known as the Cargo Carrying Capacity. The Unloaded Vehicle Weight is the weight of the trailer itself. This is the factor that you should be looking at when deciding if it is possible for you to tow the trailer. The GVWR simply tells you the total weight you would be towing if the trailer was completely filled to capacity.

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Class I: Class I hitches are weight carrying (WC) hitches rated up to 2000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 200 lbs.Class II: Class II hitches are weight carrying (WC) hitches rated up to 3500 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 300 lbs.Class III: Class III hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 6000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 600 lbs. These hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs.Class IV: Class IV hitches used as weight carryingare rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs. This class of hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1400 lbs.Class V: Class V hitches used as weight carryingare rated up to 12,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1200 lbs. A Class V hitch that is used for weight distributing is rated up to 17,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1700 lbs.

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