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Correct Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution For 800 lb Tongue Weight

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Hi, I measured the hitch weight of my Forest River Grey Wolf 27DBH with the Better Weigh device and it is coming in just a touch under 800lbs. Should I go with the Blue Ox BLU47FR, which says it is for 600-800 or the BLU77FR which says it is for 800-1000lbs. Also, how do I know if I need a 7 or 9 hole shank? Trying to determine the weight of my camper using the better weigh device. When I do the weight measurement with the camper attached it comes out as 11000lbs. Is that total weight of the camper and truck? I know my camper doesnt weigh that much GVWR is only 7815. If I do the weight with nothing attached, it comes up as 7000lbs, which seems high for just the truck, How do I get an accurate weight of the camper?

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The correct Blue Ox TrackPro weight distribution for your camper that has a GVWR of 7,815 lbs is going to be the option for the tongue weight between 800 lbs to 1,000 lbs. The reason for that is the weight distribution hitch you want is one that is rated for the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer, and since loaded tongue weight is generally in the 12 percent or so range, I'm guessing the trailer was not fully loaded.

In regards to the correct shank, that will just depend on what rise or drop you need, as the 7-hole and 9-hole TrackPro's have different maximum rise/drops, so you'll want to base your choice off of that:

- Maximum Rise 8" / Maximum Drop 2": Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank # BLU77FR

- Maximum Rise 10-1/2" / Maximum Drop 4-1/2": Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control - 9-Hole Shank # BLU87FR

I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the TrackPro if you'd like to take a look.

Then, in regards to the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701, I'm guessing you measured the gross combined weight. In order to get the weight of your trailer, first use the "Weight" feature at the home screen to get your truck's weight. Then use the "Weight" feature with the trailer attached and subtract the initial reading (just your truck). It actually picks up more data the more you weigh your truck, so you may want to weigh your truck a few times to ensure accuracy.

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