I'm at around 13% tongue weight now and don't wont to go over that just because that it IS only a 1/2 ton' The Anderson instruction manual said: TIP: It’s better to keep the weight shifted towards the front of the trailer than the back...approximately 60% in the front and 40% in the back.I don't think you understood what I was saying. I am talking about the physical location of the weight inside the trailer. If you have a very rear heavy trailer, it will tow a lot worse than one that's loaded from the axles toward the front. Put as much of your loaded weight as close to the front of the trailer as possible. This makes a big difference on long trailers.
If you did understand and I am confused, disregard this post.