From Lifehacker/Jalopnik:

The basics:

  • Load 60% of the total weight in the front half of the trailer.
  • The axle isn’t always at the middle of the trailer.
  • You’re looking for your hitch ball and the hitch to drop right at one inch to indicate proper trailer weight, tongue weight, and weight distribution.
  • Like in snow — if you get into a problem, DON’T TOUCH THE BRAKE!

The article explains why.

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