Do I have a tongue weight problem?

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Re: Do I have a tongue weight problem?

Postby Ottsville » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:06 am

QueticoBill wrote:https://rvnerds.com/resources/speed-limits-and-towing/
Perhaps I missed one but it seems a total of 5 states still have lower rv limits, and I'm not sure any apply to single axel trailers in the weight range of most tnttt trailers.

That link goes to RV and truck speed limits but does have some trailer information down lower. I see it doesn't list VA as a state with differing speed for towing, but I'm fairly certain that is incorrect. The section of the code linked below states combination vehicles have a lower speed limit than passenger vehicles. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/tit ... n46.2-870/
I usually refer to this link for speeds, but I can't seem to find a date on it so it may be incorrect.
https://www.doityourselfrv.com/state-towing-speeds/
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Re: Do I have a tongue weight problem?

Postby Socal Tom » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:53 pm

troubleScottie wrote: Too much is bad as is too little.


Too little will cause instability and can lead to deathly outcomes. What seems ok on flat ground can change quickly in windy conditions, and on inclines, as weight transfers to the rear as you go up hill. A little too much is perfectly safe. A lot too much will over compress the springs and will be evident as soon as you pull out of the driveway. A lot too much is bad., but I worry much more about too little than I do too much.
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Re: Do I have a tongue weight problem?

Postby Chief-John » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:37 pm

My son loads a 4-wheeler on the front deck of his popup camper and used a load leveler to compensate. He just went to airbags in the rear coil springs of his 'FJ' and said, WOW! Vehicle handling is greatly improved over the load leveler and his trailer tracking is excellent
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