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Old 09 April 2013, 18:05   #21
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The best way to check your axle position, is to measure your nose weight either using a gauge or just a set a bathroom scales. It should be 5%-10% of your total weight.
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The best way to check your axle position, is to measure your nose weight either using a gauge or just a set a bathroom scales. It should be 5%-10% of your total weight.
Surely it should be appropriate to the nose weight expected on the tow vehicle? If it is a 2.5 tonne trailer 250kg's would be too much for most tow vehicles? I thought 50 kg was a typical nose weight set up?
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Yes it should be linked to the towing vehicle nose weight capacity aswell, but in my experience most people have insufficient nose wight, which increases the chance of snaking and instability. 50kg should be regarded as the absolute minimum. I normally aim to have 100kg - 150kg behind my Discovery.
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Agreed
I understood nose weight should be as close to, but not exceed the limit of the towbar/car (eg 100kg on a Volvo XC70) or the max of the drawbar/hitch on the trailer - whichever is the lower.
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