Yes, tongue weight is totally different than load and is limited by the suspension, wheel base, etc. that the engineers, who know more than I, figure out. I tow my Kendon trailer (~700 lb) with two Harleys (500 lb each) for a total of 1,700 and balance the trailer with about 170 lb tongue load (10%) - tows well with no problems other than gearing down on hills. And NO, I do not tow them to Sturgis.
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