View Poll Results: How much am I pulling
Under 6000lbs 23 19.49%
6000 to 7000lbs 17 14.41%
7000 to 8000lbs 18 15.25%
8000 to 9000lbs 18 15.25%
9000 to 10,000lbs 17 14.41%
10,000 to 11,000lbs 5 4.24%
11,000 to 12,000lbs 3 2.54%
over 12,000lbs 17 14.41%
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #21
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I think we will be surprised by many of the numbers - I know I was when I looked at the max capacity on my receiver then when looking at after market ones finding the majority of the replacement at 500 / 5000 for a 3/4 ton
Are you sure that those numbers aren't for weight bearing...weight distributing numbers would be higher, more like 1200/12000.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #22
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here are a few of them - its really odd that the bulk are (Class 3) of "no value" for heavy towing:
Only 5 of the 12 are 10k or over at this site:
Towing Products - Vehicle Search Results — hitchweb

Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
SKU: 13210
Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount not included.

Capacity: 6,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 600 lbs.
Drill Required? No
Manufacturer: Curt
$207.38 /EA

Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
SKU: 13211
Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount not included.

Capacity: 6,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 600 lbs.
Drill Required? No
Manufacturer: Curt
$207.38 /EA

Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
SKU: 13212
Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount not included.

Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 500 lbs.
Drill Required? No
Manufacturer: Curt

Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Pickup / GMC Pickup
SKU: 51073
Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Pickup / GMC Pickup
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount NOT included.

Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 500 lbs.
Drill Required? No
Manufacturer: Pro Series
$126.25 /EA

Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
SKU: 51050
Class 3 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount NOT included.

Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 500 lbs.
Drill Required? Yes
Manufacturer:

SKU: 25182
Class 4 / 5 Hitch Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra
2" Square Receiver. Ballmount not included.

Capacity: 15,000 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Drill Required? No
Manufacturer: BW Trailer Hitches
$203.55 /EA
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:25 PM   #23
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Here is the hitch rating for most Dodge Rams (1500,2500,3500 all drivetrains) from about 03-09 .

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:20 AM   #24
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Mtnguy thanks for the suggestion - by the time I got back online it looks like herk7769 made a fix.
Duh-uh. I am continually learning here. Thanks, Lou.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #25
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Trailer:
Make: Palomino/Sabre
Model: 36QBOK (early 2013 model year)
Length: 42' 11"
GVW (Spec sheet): 15,825
UVW (Yellow sticker): 11,239
Rolling weight (if you know): 13,800 (scaled); 14,000 (estimated)
Pin Weight (actual or 15-25% of the GTW): 2,300

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Model: 2012 Ram DRW
GVW (door sticker): 12,300
Curb weight Payload (gross weight - no passengers or cargo): 4,297
Rolling payload with family: 3,100

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Hitch type & capacity: B&W Turnoverball w/ Fifth Wheel Companion; 18,000 pounds
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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Trailer:
Make: Puma
Model: 31DBTS
Length: 35.8
GVW (Spec sheet): 11039
UVW (Yellow sticker): 8758
Rolling weight (if you know): 9856
Tongue weight: 1058


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Make: Ford
Model: F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost with Max Tow
GVW (door sticker): 7650
Curb weight: 5741
Payload: 1769
Receiver: Factory 2 inch
Hitch type & capacity: Class 4 11300
Sway Control Equalizer 12000lbs
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:50 PM   #27
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This is me ready to pull out to Branson. While I am under on everything else I am over on GVWR (which suprizes me). The only solution is to take weight off the truck and get rid of it or transfer it to the very back of the trailer, where I have 250 lbs of capacity on my factory platform.

One thing is to put my spare back on the back of the trailer and get it out of the truck bed, and maybe carry the generator in the trailer.

HOW CAN YOU BE UNDER ON EVERYTHING BUT THE GVWR, it makes no sense???




Trailer: 5th wheel
Make: VCross 275VRL
Length 30
GVW (Spec sheet)9.5K
UVW (Yellow sticker) 7.9K
Rolling weight (if you know) 9.2
Pin Weight (actual or 15-25% of the GTW) 2200lbs

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Model 2500HD dmax
GVW (door sticker) 9200
Curb weight: 7440
Hitch type & capacity: superglide 16k

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TV Weight W/ Trailer Attached: 9660
TV Weight: 7440
Trailer Kingpin Weight: 2220
Trailer Gross Weight: 9280
TV & Trailer Combined Weight: 16720
Vertical Load (Kingpin): 24%

Safety Margin VS. Overload

TV Front Axle Weight: -470
TV Rear Axle Weight: -624
TV Gross Weight (GVW): 460
TV Combined Weight (GCW): -5280
Hitch Tow (GTW): -8720
Vertical Load (Kingpin): -2280
Trailer Gross Weight (GVW): -670
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That's a very common story for 2500 series truck pulling fifth wheels- the payload capacity is usually the thing that limits you the most (not nearly as bad as 1/2-ton and smaller trucks, but it's still there).

I'd venture a very uneducated and non-scientific guess that most 3/4-ton trucks pulling fifth wheels are at or very close to GVWR. But, they're under all of their other specs and many make the choice that its acceptable to them.
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Yeah that sounds good as my biggest concern is the axles and tires. It's towing flat and steady and WAY under the GCWR. So stopping should not be a problem.. The camper is under its rating also. I'm a little suprized also about the 2200 pin weight on a 9200 lb camper. Maybe FR should have put the axles a little bit further forward? That would help with a lot of things.
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That's a 24% pin weight which is directly in line with the "standard" of 20-25%. Mine is as low as 16% but I also have dual slides at the very rear. I think mine is more of an anomaly than normal (though I know Herk has reported similar numbers).
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