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Old 02-12-2016, 03:07 PM   #1
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Pin weight question

Just got my Rockwood 8291ws. I had some modifications made at FR and it came in at 400 lbs lighter than listed on the web sight. Does that effect on the pin weight. I weighed my F250 fully loaded and am good to go with the listed pin weight, but was just wondering...
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Where you put your cargo weight is going to determine your pin weight. Load it up and take it to the scales for the answer as to how heavy.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:04 PM   #3
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What I meant was, would the reduced weight also reduce my allowed pin weight.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:40 PM   #4
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Your published pin weight is usually the lightest pin weight you will ever see. The fact that your trailer came in at a lighter curb weight because of modifications would depend on where those modifications were made, (before or after the axles). So, your empty pin weight may be heavier or lighter depending on where the weight was removed.
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The heaviest weight, the U shaped dinette, was removed from behind the axel, but it was replaced with a love seat size sleeper sofa. The free standing table and 2 chairs were moved to the front of thr axel, where the sleeper sofa hakd been.
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You're pin weight probably didn't change all that much. I would suspect less than 50lbs
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Thanks for your helpful information.
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The only reason a trailer manufacturer publishes a hitch/pin weight is to satisfy a weight regulation.

If the manufacturer moves things around or adds/subtracts weight from the original design they will do the easiest thing available to them, change the cargo capacity placard.

Here is a verbatim excerpt from the FMVSS about pin/hitch weight.…“On RV trailers, the sum of the GAWRs of all axles on the vehicle plus the vehicle manufacturer's recommended tongue weight must not be less than the GVWR."

Once the trailer is sold it’s weight and balance is in the hands of the owner.
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Thank you.
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