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Old 08-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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8289WS Pin Weight

Hi everyone!

Awhile back I posted a thread about the 8289WS...right now I would like to know if anyone that has this trailer has ever gotten an ACTUAL pin weight for the trailer unloaded? I know that the brochures claim a pin weight but from reading it seems they are a little shy.

All you 8289WS owners speak up!

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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weighed mine at a CAT scale after picking it up at the dealer, so didn't have any of our stuff in it....came in right at 1400 lbs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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My calculated pin weight done by weighing the truck, then hitching the trailer and weighing the whole combo. Edit Was 1700 lbs last summer Loaded 1900 lbs as measured prior to Goshen.


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Old 08-13-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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Loaded pin weight about 1850lbs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:33 AM   #5
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I would like to know if anyone that has this trailer has ever gotten an ACTUAL pin weight for the trailer unloaded? I know that the brochures claim a pin weight but from reading it seems they are a little shy.
I guessing that you're trying to make it work with your TV's available payload, but the dry weight is only relevant when towing it home from the dealer. The actual loaded pin weight which some have provided is the best number to base decisions on.

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My pin weight as of today is 1500#. That is with no food, no clothes with all tanks empty. All dishes, pots and pans, lawn furniture, lawn carpet and tools are on board. As post #5 stated dry pin weight means nothing, after getting your rig home you will never pull it empty again
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My pin weight as of today is 1500#. That is with no food, no clothes with all tanks empty. All dishes, pots and pans, lawn furniture, lawn carpet and tools are on board. As post #5 stated dry pin weight means nothing, after getting your rig home you will never pull it empty again
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My calculated pin weight done by weighing the truck, then hitching the trailer and weighing the whole combo. Edit Was 1700 lbs last summer Loaded 1900 lbs as measured prior to Goshen.


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So, does this mean that towing with a 3/4 ton truck you would be overloading the truck? Pin weight is what's sitting on the rear wheels, right?
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So, does this mean that towing with a 3/4 ton truck you would be overloading the truck? Pin weight is what's sitting on the rear wheels, right?
Considered payload
Most 3/4 ton payloads are around 2500 lbs.

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Yeah I am trying to make the number jive in my head...and I know that the dry pin weight is driving it home from the dealer. I just love the floor plan of this one and the others sort of pale in comparison for me.

Just sucks that in wanting to have the platinum F150 I suffered so much in payload.
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