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Old 12-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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The updated Cedar Creek website is showing some pin weights to be 14% of UVW. Isnít that unusually low?
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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By the time you load it up it will increase. Add up the items forward of the axle's in the bedroom, kitchen, washer/dryer combo, and everything in the basement it will come up.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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Considering that truck MFG' recommend pin weights between 15-25% it seems on par with what you need to achieve. I would much rather have a dry pin at 15% than 23-24%. Since most the added gear is in front of the axles, having some leeway is nice. Plus it makes it easier to tow heavy with a 3/4 ton diesel.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:45 PM   #4
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Just looked at the 36ckts and it figures just shy of 20%
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:02 AM   #5
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The updated Cedar Creek website is showing some pin weights to be 14% of UVW. Isnít that unusually low?

Which models are you referring to?

14% could make for an interesting ride for the delivery driver and pull home from the dealer. After that, you'll likely increase it 1-3% depending on how much you carry and where.
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Once a buyer owns the vehicle the pin/hitch weight is 100% their responsibility.

There's no way out of it. If you want to know, load it and take it to some scales. Then balance it until you are satisfied.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:10 AM   #7
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The updated Cedar Creek website is showing some pin weights to be 14% of UVW. Isnít that unusually low?

I must be looking at an old website because I donít see a single model with a pin weight that low. What models are you talking about?
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I must be looking at an old website because I don’t see a single model with a pin weight that low. What models are you talking about?
I can not find the numbers to support my original question anymore. The lowest pin weight I can find now is on the 38FL6 coming in at 15.5 %. The 34re comes in the same.
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Click the link below.
Click on SPECIFICATIONS.
Scroll down for specs, weights, and definitions.


http://www.forestriverinc.com/produc...spx?LineID=163
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Okay, I found the problem. If you click on the 36ckts floor plan on the Forest River site you will see the specs on it. It shows the uvw at 12,670 and the pin weight at 2407. If you do the math that gives you an 18.99 percent pin weight. My old calculator is on its last leg and lost the left side of the number 8 which made it look like a number 3, thus 13.99 or 14 %. Okay, I'm not losing it yet! ��
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