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Old 05-06-2015, 10:12 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

I'm going to contact Fastway tomorrow and have them recommend a hitch for my setup. Assuming they recommend a higher rated hitch I'll take that back to the dealer and try to get a new one.


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Old 05-07-2015, 01:25 PM   #12
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Fastway and Equal-i-zer are the same company.
The 4 way EQ is made in US, while E2 is made overseas.
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2015 F250 6.7L pulling a 2016 Keystone (sorry! We loved our HW276, but needed more room) Carbon 33 with ship weight of 9000#, hitch weight of 1300# and carrying capacity of 4000#.

I have a 10,000# e2 round bar hitch right now, which looks to be fine as long as I keep the camper empty.
Ship weight of 9,000 with available cargo of 4,000 equals a max load of 13,000 pounds. At 13,000 pounds, your pin weight range equals (15-25%) 1950 to 3250 pounds. Optimum 5th wheel loading is right at 20% so if you load properly your pin will sit about 2600 pounds.

Yes, I think you have too light a hitch if you run near your max loadout (very easy to do). Go back and complain.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:45 PM   #14
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Herk,
With those weights, I thought this was a 5th wheel at first, too. But 5ers don't use a WDH. Pretty sure this is a pull-behind.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:50 PM   #15
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With those weights, I thought this was a 5th wheel at first, too. But 5ers don't use a WDH. Pretty sure this is a pull-behind.

Yep. Pull behind toy hauler.

I called Fastway today and they confirmed that the hitch is insufficient. Working with the dealer now to get the 1400/14000# Equal-I-zer.


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If the dealer gives you a hard time with the swap, get back with Progress customer service.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:10 PM   #17
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I e told the dealer that I'm okay paying the difference, but I want them to foot the bill for Camping World to install it. Only because CW is 5 minutes from me and the dealer is 3 hr.


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Yep. Pull behind toy hauler.

I called Fastway today and they confirmed that the hitch is insufficient. Working with the dealer now to get the 1400/14000# Equal-I-zer.


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Ah, toyhauler. That explains the 4000 payload.

Just for your info, the tongue weight spread is much lower for a travel trailer.

However you should also be careful with load distribution (toy IN and toy OUT).

The range of acceptable tongue weight for a travel trailer is 10-14% of total camper weight with 12% optimum).

So empty (9,000 pounds) the range will be 900 - 1260 pounds with 1080 as the target. Maxed out it would be 1300 - 1820 pounds with 1560 pounds as a target.

I believe you are incorrect about the spring bars. The 14,000 pound rated hitch should have bars rated at 15% of the hitch rating; minimum (2100 pounds).

I suggest you contact one of the following folks for Pullrite 5th wheel hitches

Scott Rasely
Priority Account Specialist (Eastern US)
13790 Jefferson Blvd.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Cell: 574-850-3924
PullRite: 800-443-2307
E-Mail: scottr@pullrite.com

Leslie Ashby
Customer Service Representative
Pulliam Enterprises, Inc.
13790 E Jefferson Blvd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
1-800-443-2307
LeslieA@pullrite.com
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:25 PM   #19
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I'm not sure I follow you on the bolder section - can you expand upon it?

Are you saying that the 14,000 lb hitch is too much?


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I'm not sure I follow you on the bolder section - can you expand upon it?

Are you saying that the 14,000 lb hitch is too much?


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Absolutely NOT. The 14,000 pound Equalizer is what you need for the trailer weight. I was only saying the spring bars that come with the 14K hitch are rated MUCH higher than 1400 pounds you stated. You will be fine with the 14K.
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