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If I don't want to use the bathroom scale and lumber method to determine the tongue weight on my trailer, are there any other options?

A. Carlysle, Phoenix AZ


Answered on: 6/2005

MIKE: The only other method I know of is to bring the boat and trailer to a truck scale in your area. GEORGE: Mike is right. Any truck scale can be used for this purpose. Pull your boat and trailer to the scale. You want the trailer jack to be resting on the scale (not the full weight of the boat). Unhook the tow vehicle and pull away. That will be your tongue weight.


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