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Old 06-22-2016, 09:37 AM   #31
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The 5,000 or 10,000 lb tow rating is the hitch rating. The GCWR is the combined total weight maximum of loaded moho and toad. For the 340hp, GCWR is 33,000 lbs and is also the max the 2500 MH Allison will handle.

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All Berks have the same hitch installed. They state that the 340's only have a tow rating of 5K due to the GCVWR of 33K. You can technically tow more than 5K but need to ensure you keep your GCVWR under the 33K.


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Old 06-23-2016, 06:52 AM   #32
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All Berks have the same hitch installed. They state that the 340's only have a tow rating of 5K due to the GCVWR of 33K. You can technically tow more than 5K but need to ensure you keep your GCVWR under the 33K.


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No technically- the 340 has a 5000 lb tow rating from the manufacture- the 360 a 10,000. all berks with the 2500 trans have a 5000 lb tow rating. the hitch is not the limiting factor- but the trans and the manufactures rating is.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:35 AM   #33
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No technically- the 340 has a 5000 lb tow rating from the manufacture- the 360 a 10,000. all berks with the 2500 trans have a 5000 lb tow rating. the hitch is not the limiting factor- but the trans and the manufactures rating is.

The tow rating for the 340 hp is dictated by the mh2500 transmission, thereby 5000# towing limitation. The 360 hp has the mh3000 transmission allowing 10,000 tow capacity.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:00 AM   #34
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No technically- the 340 has a 5000 lb tow rating from the manufacture- the 360 a 10,000. all berks with the 2500 trans have a 5000 lb tow rating. the hitch is not the limiting factor- but the trans and the manufactures rating is.

Correct on the rating from the manufacturer but what I stated was the hitch itself is the same as the 360 has. Technically it all comes down to GCVWR. If you're not loaded down in the coach say 27K, you could tow more than the manufacturer rating say 6K as long as you keep it under the 33K like I said. Just like if you're heavy say 29K, you can't actually tow 5K you'd be limited to 4K.


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Correct on the rating from the manufacturer but what I stated was the hitch itself is the same as the 360 has. Technically it all comes down to GCVWR. If you're not loaded down in the coach say 27K, you could tow more than the manufacturer rating say 6K as long as you keep it under the 33K like I said. Just like if you're heavy say 29K, you can't actually tow 5K you'd be limited to 4K.


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Old 06-23-2016, 10:32 AM   #36
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Correct on the rating from the manufacturer but what I stated was the hitch itself is the same as the 360 has. Technically it all comes down to GCVWR. If you're not loaded down in the coach say 27K, you could tow more than the manufacturer rating say 6K as long as you keep it under the 33K like I said. Just like if you're heavy say 29K, you can't actually tow 5K you'd be limited to 4K.


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Didn't you state the exact same thing twice? I totally agree with you. In fact a had a very good hitch guy look at my hitch and that was his opinion also. They are the same hitch in both applications.
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