Originally Posted by Chuckinca
Why does the trailer pin weight have to be included in the trailer GVWR when it is carried by the TV or stationary stand(s)?
Because the camper's frame is the limiting factor in 99.9% of trailers out there.
It will see ALL the weight; ALL the time.
Stationary it does not matter even fully loaded you can still put people inside.
It is when TOWING that it matters. A Lot!
Have you ever peeked back there when going down the highway?
The pin box attachment box flexes like crazy even when not overloaded.
The frame twists while towing and the heavier the load on it; the more of it's useful life is removed. Too heavy and the useful life may only be a couple of months before frame cracks appear.
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