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Old 07-15-2014, 11:23 AM   #31
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Another pin weight calculator - need testers

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:05 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Another frf member has a dry pin weight of 1825 and a loaded pin weight of 2300 to 2540
500 - 700 lb difference.
So how does that translate?
"Pin weight"??? Sounds like a 5er.
I thought we were talking about 21SS and other pull-behinds.

I don't even know what the pin-weight % target is for a 5er (25%?, I have no idea). But whatever it is, I'm sure the manuf. also design them so that once loaded, you'll be in the ballpark of that target. If much of the storage is in the front, then they will be designed "pin-light". If much of the storage is in the rear, designed "pin-heavy". If a toy-hauler, probably designed very pin-heavy.

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #33
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Is there a reason you are not looking at the V8 hemi? I have the 2011 durango with the hemi, tows really nice and everyone is comfortable. After towing three years, I am very happy with it. Now, I am not towing your weight or height (I have a GVWR 3800 lb highwall popup) so not sure how the v6 will work for you. If you have the option for the v8, I would seriously consider it.

I find it interesting that the v6 you are looking at has the factory tow package as when I was looking to buy mine, as soon as you requested the tow package, they said you had to have the v8 engine.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:06 PM   #34
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On the radio this morning, I heard an ad for an RV place in Huntley, IL. They were talking about all the 5ers, TTs, toy haulers, etc that they had, and they ended it with, "Can be pulled by most vehicles."

Really? A 5er can be pulled by most vehicles?

What a load of crap.

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