AnswerID: 451660 Submitted: Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 14:09
Well I used to buy it but it has turned into rubbish.
From the above A WDH does in no way alter ballweight in appreciable amount at all.
It puts a little weight back on the front axle and the vans axle.
By no means anywhere near a third and should not be allowed for anyway.
The ball weight is what it is when hooked up WITHOUT A WDH.
If the ballweight is excessive you should not be towing it or buy a different vehicle. You cant use a WDH to lessen it.
In one issue they were towing a van which had a tare just under the tow vehicles capacity, making its ATM far in excess of legal allowance.
In issue 124 they had an article on Electrics with several photos of things like chargers, isolators and brake controllers.
ALL WERE MIS captioned.
I pointed it out to the editor who said Oh not to worry and repeated it all again in issue 129.
They obviously use people who have no conception of what the are actually doing and in some cases to a newcomer could prove fatal.
The magazine has lost all credibility in my eyes and I would not read it if it was free as so many articles are blatantly wrong or stupid or both..
They are asking on the C& M forum
what readers would like to see in the mag so perhaps will refer them here LOL
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