Originally Posted by Rabidd
Well from what I can figure out and that isnt easy the hitch weight on a 8317 is 912. The unloaded weight is 6270. I have a 2500 HD with 6.0 gas and 410 rear end. I am trying to stay lite on the trailer but still want a nice unit. Any help would be great trying to figure it all out weight wise and what i can pull safely.
You will be OK with the 8286WS for sure. I have the exact same tow vehicle as you and it does a great job of handling the 5er. I can also tell you that the empty weight will come in heavier than what is posted on the website. Ours was rated at 7330 and when we got it it weighed 7967.
We added another 800lbs with our camping junk and the propane. My pin weight is around 1750 pounds.