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Old 04-13-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question Fifth Wheel Hitch size

My dealer installed a 16 K fifth wheel in my 350 ford. Gross weight of trailer is 18,000lbs. He says. I won't have any problems towing. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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Don't sound right...typically always size your hitch bigger than your RV GVWR?
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x2 I wouldn't do it. I had a 16k hitch with a 14k trailer and switched to a 20k hitch. Night and day difference.
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16k for a 13k trailer here
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My dealer installed a 16 K fifth wheel in my 350 ford. Gross weight of trailer is 18,000lbs. He says. I won't have any problems towing. What do you guys think?
Mon. a.m. I would be back at the dealer requesting a higher capacity hitch. Not a safe setup IMO.
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I'm a big fan of overkill. I bought a 18K hitch because of the way it mounted and only have a 11-12 K trailer. I doubt whether I will get anything bigger because of the places we like to camp.
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