Loading a trailer can have a significant impact on how your trailer and car handle while driving. This is especially true when it comes to where the load will be placed on the trailer. Most of the weight should be in front of the axle to reduce trailer weight and ensure proper driver control. This is called tongue weight. The tongue load should be 10% to 15% of the total trailer weight for bumper pull trailers and up to 25% for gooseneck and fifth wheel trailers.

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When loading a trailer for better weight distribution, start with larger, heavier items first. Then put it on the trailer and distribute it evenly. Once heavy items are inside, lighter items can be carefully moved and secured. Ideally, weight distribution should be 60% forward and 40% aft.

If you have questions about how to properly balance the trailer and where the load should go, you should speak to professional trailer retailers or manufacturers. They will be happy to help you. For advice on Trailer Parts, contact a company like Auto and Trailer

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You can also use a truck scale to determine the weight of your trailer. You can also purchase a portable trailer scale that plugs into your tow vehicle’s OBD-II diagnostic port to provide real-time vehicle and trailer weight readings. The scales can be picked up from a number of specialist retailers, or you can order them online.

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