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Old 11-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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The answer is it is limited by the weakest component. Whether it is tires, axles etc.
Then why not change the door tag AWR to reflect that condition ??
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:51 PM   #12
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A v5 hitch is only rated to 10,000 lbs.
12,500 with wdh.
My Curt V5 2" Receiver hitch is rated for 16K weight carrying, and 17K weight distributing.
Tongue weight is 2400lbs, my truck is less of course.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #13
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I'm sorry 12,000 lbs.
But here's the real deal.

I think op must have an Iv hitch.

Class V hitches are weight carrying (WC) and weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.Class V hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 12,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1200 lbs.Class V hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 17,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1700 lbs.Your ball mount and hitch ball need to both be rated for Class V to safely tow these weight loads. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system.A Class V hitch has a 2-1/2" square receiver opening.Class V hitches attach to the vehicle frame only

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Class IV hitches are weight carrying (WC) and weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.Not all Class IV hitches are rated to be both. See the specific hitch for that information.Class IV hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs.Class IV hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1400 lbs.A Class IV hitch usually has a 2" square receiver opening.A higher class drawbar does not increase the towing capacity of the hitch. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system.Class IV hitches attach to the vehicle frame only.

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Old 11-28-2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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I'm sorry 12,000 lbs.
But here's the real deal.

I think op must have an Iv hitch.

Class V hitches are weight carrying (WC) and weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.Class V hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 12,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1200 lbs.Class V hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 17,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1700 lbs.Your ball mount and hitch ball need to both be rated for Class V to safely tow these weight loads. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system.A Class V hitch has a 2-1/2" square receiver opening.Class V hitches attach to the vehicle frame only

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I can tell you are much more familiar with this than I am. I have never used the rear hitch. I am looking at the question based on a 5th wheel hitch, if that makes any difference.

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Old 11-28-2014, 02:59 PM   #16
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I'm sorry 12,000 lbs.
But here's the real deal.
I'm just quoting what Curt says about it, my WD hitch is a 12K Equal-i-zer.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:00 PM   #17
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I can tell you are much more familiar with this than I am. I have never used the rear hitch. I am looking at the question based on a 5th wheel hitch, if that makes any difference.

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Let me tell you this,
I pull a sabre 5th wheel with a 2,000 lb pin weight 14,000 lb gross with my 3/4 ton duramax with no issues.

What are your camper specs, and your payload rating on your tire loading sticker on the truck?

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Old 11-28-2014, 03:03 PM   #18
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I can tell you are much more familiar with this than I am. I have never used the rear hitch. I am looking at the question based on a 5th wheel hitch, if that makes any difference.

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It doesn't make a difference.

Basically your truck is limited to a single component which gives you the final tow rating for your truck.
It may be tires , hitch, axles hard to say.

I'm guessing it's limited to your receiver hitch even tho your not using it .

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It doesn't make a difference.

Basically your truck is limited to a single component which gives you the final tow rating for your truck.
It may be tires , hitch, axles hard to say.

I'm guessing it's limited to your receiver hitch even tho your not using it .

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Turbs,

Unless I'm mistaken, in his original post he was asking about GVWR, not tow ratings. So the hitch really has nothing to do with the limits on GVWR.




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Old 11-28-2014, 03:07 PM   #20
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Turbs,

Unless I'm mistaken, in his original post he was asking about GVWR, not tow ratings. So the hitch really has nothing to do with the limits on GVWR.




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