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Old 01-20-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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pin weight of 36 ckct

IM buying a 2011 cedar creek 36ckcts can someone tell me the pin weight of this unit and if it would be ok with my 2015 chevy single wheel 3500
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:45 PM   #2
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Mine is a 2016 but when I weighed it "loaded" it was about 3K.

My F350 SRW has no issues, all weights well within limits.
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The pin weight is totally dependant on the "stuff" you put in your unit. Your Chebby should have no problem BUT, you will probably need "G" load rated tires to carry the weight on your rear axle. You will have to hit the scale loaded to make yourself smart on this issue.

It all about simple math and only you have the numbers.

BTW, my 2012 was 3400+ calculated pin weight but my DW had an Amelda Marcos shoe collection in the nose and we were full timing.
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Mine is a 2016 but when I weighed it "loaded" it was about 3K.

My F350 SRW has no issues, all weights well within limits.


Ditto on the F-350 and no issues.

Short box SWR towing 2013 36CKTS.


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My smaller 34CKTS usually runs 3000-3500 pounds on the pin. But I have a washer, solar panels, 4 golf cart batteries, and a second AC, so while I may not be typical, CC is notorious for heavy pin weights. You might be able to do OK with a newer SRW truck, but you really need to ask yourself, how comfortable will you be towing right at the maximum?
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IM buying a 2011 cedar creek 36ckcts can someone tell me the pin weight of this unit and if it would be ok with my 2015 chevy single wheel 3500
Most trucks the weakest link is in the load carrying ability of the tires/wheels. Not the axles and frames since these are the same between the SRW and DRW trucks with a slight modification (shorten) to the axle on DRW trucks. Now with the 18" tire the carrying capacity has been increased for the newer trucks. This is why the manufactures are making them standard on the vehicles now.

An E rated 18" tire for SRW vehicle could support up to 3527 LBS each at maximum air pressure. if the tire code is LT265 70R18E 124/121R on your Chevy 3500 SRW truck. The 121 number is for a dually application if this tire was used in this way.

I have attached a tire load chart for you to use if you are using a different tire.
Tire Load Index Chart | Tires Plus
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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Thank you guys for the info I guess i did not explain myself well enough as Elbert pointed out pin weight also depends on what you put in the trailer. I was tryin to get an idea of the weight as dry beofore we start loading up a 36ckct with extra air con in bed room no washer no dryer just empty. any one check this weight beofore ??? 2011 36 ckct thank you again
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Buckaroo2,
Each unit is different. They are weighed at the factory dry. That is the number that will appear on the yellow sticker if it was not removed. I also believe you are purchasing a 36CKTS. The CKTS translates to Center Kitchen, Three Slides. If you want the answer to your question, take it to the scales. There is no other way. The brochure weight is a work of fiction.
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Buckaroo2,
This may or may not help, but the dry hitch weight of the 2016 36ckts is 2,500 pounds. I don't know if that number has changed much between 2011 and 2016. Then add the weight of the batteries, propane, etc, etc.
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Up until a RV trailer is sold for the first time the manufacturer’s published hitch/pin weight is a valid and mandatory number set by them. It’s weight added to total GAWR at the time of first sale MUST equal or exceed GVWR. Reference for the above statement can be found in FMVSS 571.120 paragraph S10.2.

Once that trailer is sold the hitch/pin weights will always be the total responsibility of the current owner.
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