Originally Posted by Jonny2488
So what difference is 50kg of nose weight compared to 150kg of nose weight going to make to how well and safely the trailer tows?? If one was to reduce the nose weight a bit, is snaking likely to occur while you've still got positive nose weight?
As I said earlier, I don't think there's a one size fits all. What nose weight or nose weight variation will contribute to or cause excessive or catastrophic snaking for one rig might have no effect, or a reduced effect, or a greater effect, on another rig.
Whilst nose weight is clearly a factor in snaking it is by no means the only one. The weight of the tow vehicle versus the weight of the rig is a significant one. Whether the trailer has a single axle, or a twin, is another.
As a guideline, I would say that the advice on the NTTA
website is probably the most complete and authoritative and is most likely based on qualified experience rather than anecdote. But, in the end, you have to fine tune your own vehicle and rig to achieve the best result.