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Drive axle weight question

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I recently returned from a 1600 mile trip with my 26' enclosed car carrier with a 4700 lb vehicle.I have the Reece equalizer setup and is adjusted to all the right heights and specs.It pull's fine and does not "wiggle" but it gives you an uneasy feeling when being passed.Not just semi's but small vehicles also.
Here are the numbers;
Truck is an 06' F-250 4x4 Longbed 10k gvw on factory LT 275/65 20 tires.Steer axle is 4860lbs and drive is 3300 lbs.
Loaded w/ trailer: steer is 4760 lbs drive 4280 lbs and trailer is 8460 lbs.Do I have enough weight on the drive?
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You basically have 980lbs of tongue weight.
What rating bars do you have?
All of your numbers look pretty close.
You could try and adjust to give you more tongue weight, that might help a bit.
What tire pressure do you have in the trailer tires and also the rear truck tires?
I agree with the tire pressure. You are running way to much in the front of your truck.

Are you pulling the car in forwards or backing it in?
I would make sure the motor is towards the front of the trailer.
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