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Old 03-16-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Aren't these numbers about maxed

This is a 8288wsa and it came with a 10k reese revolution hitch. I wonder why they didn't put a 16k hitch on it? The photo of all the specs 2nd pic , is from the brochure. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-16-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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probably since 10,000lbs is the loaded weight....why would you need more?
(add Vehicle Weight, and Cargo Capacity = 10,000)
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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probably since 10,000lbs is the loaded weight....why would you need more?
(add Vehicle Weight, and Cargo Capacity = 10,000)
I was thinking safety, why take it to the max? I know what your saying and it's good. Max is max however you look at it . I can only load so much in the 5er anyway To keep it within limits . Maybe I'm just be paranoid, I'm a worry wart about safety .
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the ‘max’ is not a breaking point, it’s simply a safety measure
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Also, some of that weigh is transferred to the TV (10-15% or so)
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Also, some of that weigh is transferred to the TV (10-15% or so)
I donít think that comes into play when youíre talking about the hitch. It needs to carry the total weight of the camper (all 10k, regardless of how much of that 10k is carried by the truck).
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Close, yes.

Keep in mind an engineer and a company signed papers saying this is ok.

You have a 700+ pound margin.

Typical of trailer manufacturers. They will go for the minimum.

Typical is #12.000 axles on a #14.000 trailer! Cause part of the weight is on the hitch, about #2,000 pounds.

Since the engineers house is on the line here there is a safety factor included of likely 20% but, that is not a license to overload the fiver. The axles, springs or tires might break.

Time to start worrying about your trucks payload.
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I donít think that comes into play when youíre talking about the hitch. It needs to carry the total weight of the camper (all 10k, regardless of how much of that 10k is carried by the truck).
The hitch weight(unloaded) is 1530# that's the payload you need available on your tow vehicle. The hitch needs to be rated for the trailer weight; but, it does not carry that weight.
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