Originally Posted by clr
OK just me and being an engineer maybe but I would be very leery of towing 8k# with a hitch that is only rated for 5k#. The unit must have a type 2 hitch and therefore is only rated for 5, 000 pounds. And this is not considering the TV here at all.
The hitch is only rated at 5000 because of the gross carry weight. It is set to allow a cargo and passenger weight to stay below 33000 lbs in this case. The hitch itself is the exact same hitch that is on the 360 model. The 360 model has a larger transmission and also a higher GCVW.
This was confirmed by me with three sources. FR engineer.
FL customer support and a very good local hitch builder and installer that I had look at mine. He said that is a 10000 lb hitch. They do not stick two different hitches. The one hitch is a 10000 lb for a 360 application and de rated to 5000 for the 340. Both are not mounted on extended rail. That means they are mounted to the frame.
Now that does not mean you can haul 10000 lbs and all the stuff you usually do. When I'm loaded to travel I am at my GCVW pulling a 3700 lb Jeep. I would never think about towing a 8000 lb toad or trailer. That would make me way over in weight and would not be safe.