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Old 03-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Does anybody have an idea how much tongue weight would be on a 2300scr.trying to buy a load leveing hitch and they need to know if it is between 400 and 800 lbs,or 801 and 1200 lds. :?:
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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I would have to say between 400 and 800 pounds. I believe the accepted rule of thumb is that max tongue weight should be approx. 5-10% of the total trailer weight (factor in variables as single vs dual axle etc.)

My 2400SCR weighs around 5,500 pounds total, and the weight on the tongue is around 400 pounds.

Which weight distributing hitch are you considering? I know some designs interfere with the surge brake on the trailer.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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OH MAN,I forgot about the surge brakes,is there even a hitch like that available.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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This is the only one I know of here I have been a trailer boater for almost 20 years, and I have always heard of issues with weight-distributing/anti-sway hitches for boats, but never anything first hand. Maybe it is just a wives tale like "don't store batteries on a cement surface"

Supposedly their new hitches are compatible with boat trailers/surge brakes. What type vehicle are you pulling it with?
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I can see how this type of hitch would keep brakes from working properly.Thanks very much for the info,it is very important for me to make this work the first time.Don't need any uh-oh's.
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The only weight distributing/equalizer hitch that I know of that will work with surge brakes is called the EQUAL-i-zer hitch. You can look it up on line by typing in equal-i-zer hitch. Fairly easy to set up and use.
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Thanks,but I finally decided to hook to my 2009 Tacoma,just to see how bad it was going to be.It did set it down a little but carried it fine boat is now on the lake,and luvinit.
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