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Old 10-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Interesting observation on weights

I was winterising the trailer and I spotted the stamping on the TT hitch that gives a maximum weight of 5000lb on our Roo 21RS,which is interesting as the max weight according to the specs and the yellow sticker in the trailer exceeds this at 5235 lb.

We are not that close to either figure - but I find it strange in this day and age that Forrest River appear to be exceeding the gross weight stamped on the TT hitch.

OR am I misunderstanding something here ?
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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That is interesting. I went outside and decided to check the stamping on my tongue.

You can see on mine that it states not to exceed 10,000lbs gross weight. The dry weight on the sticker says 4464, which isn't much higher than yours is.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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The difference is the size of coupler 2" ball has lower max rate compared to a 2 5/16"
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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Yes, but what's interesting it why that is on his trailer, which is only 2 feet shorter and 900lbs lighter (GVWR) than mine. There just doesn't seem to be that much of a difference to justify the lighter hitch.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall that Forest River made a mistake several years back & used the wrong hitch or frame on some of the trailers. I thought that they took them back & put the right one on as part of the warranty. Might want to check this out with them.
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