When loading a trailer, where should you put the weight?
The simple rule to follow is to place 60% of the weight in front of the axle and 40% behind. It doesn’t matter if you’re loading a single-axle, double-axle or triple-axle trailer, the 60/40 rule still applies. An unbalanced trailer can lead to trailer sway and other dangers while driving.
What is the proper way to load a trailer?
The proper way to load a trailer is to load heavy items first. Heavy cargo should be placed securely in the trailer bed, and distributed so that about 60% of the total weight is in front of the axle. Lightweight items can carefully be placed around the heavy items and secured with straps.
Where should the weight be on a trailer?
More weight should be placed in front of the trailer axle and less weight behind. The ideal distribution of weight is 60% in front of the axle and 40% behind the axle.
Where do you put the most weight on a trailer?
The most weight should be placed in front of the trailer axle. The ideal amount is 60 percent. This leaves 40 percent of the weight that should be placed to the rear of the axle. This will help avoid trailer sway and promote optimal driver control.