Originally Posted by bedajim
On a 3500 kg trailer???
Different ideas in USA!
I always thought 75kg was the max recommend nose weight untill I read a thread on here & I double checked my 3500kg goods trailer has a max nose weight of 150kg on the hitch so clearly can't get to 7% let alone 10% my hilux pickup rated to tow 2700kg has a max nose weight stamped on the tow bar of 120kg so you can't get anywhere near 7 or 10%
Personally if I'm loading my goods trailer I watch the suspension on the tow car & watch untill it sits down a little & that's good enough with a boat if it's a sizeable boat if I struggled to lift the front of the trailer then that's usually ok
If you get problems with snaking and you have 75kg on your hitch then there is a good chance that there is something else wrong with the combination