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Old 12-23-2014, 04:11 PM   #21
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read the tires for the tire capacity, the sticker for the axle capacity, and the yellow sticker from the MFG for the real trailer numbers. Most storage in 5ers is in the front so you will build up pin weight fast.

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Old 12-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #22
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After a lot of research and help from here, I have concluded I am good to go. Going this Friday to Ohio to pick up our 2015 Heritage Glen 327RE and bring it back down to NC. West Virginia Turnpike here we come, Slow and Easy that is!

It will be pretty dry weight coming back home, but I figured the 5er's GVWR at 12136 then 20% came to a pin weight of 2427 The GVWR of the truck is 8600, it weighed in with me and full of gas at 5810, wife hitch 270 so the numbers came out to...
5810 + 270 + 2427 = 8507

8600 - 8507 = 93

so I got 93lbs I can add on the truck, and that's with the 5er being fully loaded. Don't ever see us having more than 1000-1500lbs cargo, but I figured it GVWR on the 5er anyway. We might take 3 trips a yr, (we keep it at a RV park fulltime) so I feel good about it. Yeah, loaded down, I will have a load, but if your under, your under right? Did I miss anything here? Do these numbers look right? Thanks for all the input....

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Old 12-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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All I can add is how close to the RAWR (6,000 lbs) you might be but from the numbers you've posted I'll bet you're no where close to the max but it's always good to know...

I commend you for doing all the research you've done!

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Old 12-29-2014, 11:32 AM   #24
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With what you gave us, it should be ok but not by much. You may think that you will not load it up to capacity but use the GWR for the fiver. I tow with an 2011 F250 XLT CC longbed diesel and the pin weight is usually the limiting factor. Good Luck
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:10 PM   #25
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Would increasing tire size increase capacity?
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:11 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by donanddona View Post
Would increasing tire size increase capacity?
Tire is not the only limiting factor

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