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Old 12-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #31
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Sir, you are a bad bad bad person !!!

Opps, now I will get a PM warning for posting off topic ! I hope OP can find the sticker on his truck ...

Oh he did indeed ! I should have read the previous page before posting.


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Ha. I could post mine. I think it's 4,297 pounds and 12,300 GVWR.

But I wonder if trucks had different stickers than non-trucks (my inlaws 4runner for instance). This is my first truck and I have no idea.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #32
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I truly thank everyone for your input. I actually called "Blue Ox" today and spoke with their tech people. Told them everything I had. They also said I will be ok. The WD hitch will spread that tongue weight throughout the truck. I called the Dealership and mentioned a class 4 receiver, they said it was not necessary. I know I am at the high end of tolerances ... I will see how it handles on the way home... I am pretty excited coming from a Viking 2206 pop-up to this... I will probably check the actual combined weight at a Truck Stop Scale on the way home. Next on the wish list will in fact be a F-350
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #33
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If you do go get weighed - do 3 weights:
1) Truck + camper w/ the WDH hitch "enabled"
2) Truck + camper w/ the WDH hitch "not activated - i.e. just tongue on ball"
3) Truck only

It'll give you the data that you need to crunch the numbers.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #34
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Doug, not to criticize but as people have been mentioning to you, you are over loaded on your receiver assembly! I would say if you replaced that with a 1,200LBS receiver you will be fine. It is VERY important to have the appropriate sized receiver as these hitches return weight to the front STEERING wheels of the tow vehicle that is lost when adding weight to the back of the truck.
Just in case some people aren't up on the differences, make sure not to confuse the WDH with the receiver here. I agree, the WDH should be rated at around 1200 lbs. The receiver, on the other hand, is only rated at 990 lbs. WITH a WDH....it doesn't matter if he has 5000 lb rated bars on it, the receiver is over weight.

Doug, what I believe you have there is a class IV receiver ( without looking I believe they're normally rated up to 1000 lbs. ) and what you need is a class V (again, without looking, I think those go up to 1600 lbs. ). I know you called some tech people, but all they generally look at is dry weight, which is technically within spec on everything. They were also probably only really looking at their components rating and not your receiver. When they said it will spread the weight, that is correct. However, look at your receiver sticker...that's already been accounted for as seen with the two different weight ratings. You still should not exceed the rating with WDH. Real world numbers WILL be higher and WILL put you over that 990 lbs. Also, don't ever trust a dealership without researching it first when it comes to towing. Those guys KNOW you're borderline and don't want to lose a sale. The good thing is, they're direct bolt on and not all that expensive.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #35
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2 filled propane bottles and a battery will add significantly never mind anything stored under the bed. Your receiver is where id concentrate. I had the same camper and pulled it with a Ram 1500 and the hitch was my main concern and that is rated for 1200. If your gonna spend money get a hitch that puts you in the 1500 pound tongue weight catagory and put airbags in it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #36
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JFM-jr, thanks for the info, need this all set up by Friday ....

I will be going from class III to class V . Just ordered a Class 5 receiver -

Draw-Tight # 41933 = 1,200 / 12,000 (WD), 1,000 / 10,000 (WC) It's a Direct Fit to the truck...
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #37
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JFM-jr, thanks for the info, need this all set up by Friday ....

I will be going from class III to class V . Just ordered a Class 5 receiver -

Draw-Tight # 41933 = 1,200 / 12,000 (WD), 1,000 / 10,000 (WC) It's a Direct Fit to the truck...
Double check the application of that hitch. That looks like it is made for Fords without the factory hitch. With a factory hitch, there is a whole different setup. The bumper is actually attached to the hitch with the factory setup.

See footnote "CP" here: http://www.draw-tite.com/content/hit...109&part=41933
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Well, that was to easy to be true... Need to research this more.... Thank you for catching that.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:14 PM   #39
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Well, that was to easy to be true... Need to research this more.... Thank you for catching that.
You are welcome.

Per chance, I remembered a discussion a couple of years ago concerning the differences of the bumper arrangement between the factory receiver hitch and a truck that did not have the factory hitch......I think that was on RV.net. At the time, I don't think there was a Class V receiver hitch for Ford trucks that had the factory setup. Surely, a manufacturer has come up with solution for that since then.
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I have done this before with a 1500 Silverado and a KZ 3102 because I didn't want a 2500 truck and less fuel milage; I finally gave in, even after buying a new lightweight Rockwood; There is a world of difference between between a '1/2' ton and a '3/4' ton truck; Bite the bullet now and be done with it.. If not, the tail is gonna wag the dog............And it doesn't matter what kind of hitch or how many air bags you add!!!
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