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Tongue Weight

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If a loaded boat weighs 750 pounds what should the tongue weight be?

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I believe a rule of thumb is that your hitch should be rated to handle up to 15% of the trailer weight.

I also found some data suggesting that a minimum tongue weight should be about 10% of the load.

One thing I often see is improper hitch height.

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Not having enough tongue weight will contribute to trailer sway. IMHO way better to have too much than too little.

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You always want 10 to 15% of the weight on the hitch. Any less and it can cause handling problems. If you are useing a large car or truck for 750 lbs. load it should not be a problem but if you intend to use a small car or truck you should transfer this weight to the hitch.

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