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Old 04-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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I would take it back. Sounds like he sold you what he had in stock.


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Old 04-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #12
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Tell him to put it in writing.

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:12 AM   #13
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I can hear it know, Oh a 16k hitch will be fine as long as you don't load anything into the TH. HAHA I wouldn't do it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #14
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Actually this sounds downright illegal on the dealerships behalf!
Selling mismatched equipment with the conclusion being a mechanical failure!
I would be very worried about this dealer ...... VERY !

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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13k trailer and a 16k hitch for me, if I could get a heaver one I would, but craigslist did not have one when I needed it
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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If you want an external opinion, call the hitch manufacturer and ask them. I bet the answer's gonna be the same as what ya'll stated here.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #17
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Ok, so the hitch is rated for 16K and he thinks it's OK to overload it by 2K?

And that's the manufacture's spec'd weight of the trailer? (they always weigh more)

Take it back, smack him in the face for already putting you out on a limb and get a hitch that is at least rated for the trailer weight.

Better yet; get your money back and go find someone who actually knows what he's talking about.....

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #18
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Bad dealer! Shame on him. They make different sizes for a reason. Don't mess with the numbers or they will mess with you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #19
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Insist that the dealer give you signed written assurance that you will be OK with his under rated hitch. Bet he will try to find a better one for you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #20
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Overkill here too.... Curt 24K for ~17K GVWR

Call the hitch MFG while at the Dealer and ask the question...

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