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Old 07-11-2015, 09:31 AM   #21
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Our Toy Hauler GVWR is 12190 and the pin box is rated at 15500. On our last Fifthwheel the pin box was also rated more than the gross. In my opinion you pin box is not correct.
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:50 PM   #22
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I believe you are correct about the pin box. I will let the forum know what FR does to resolve my issue, once it is addressed.
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:55 AM   #23
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Well, I have finally healed up enough from my hip replacement surgery to get the 39R12 out of storage and go camping! The sticker on my pin box clearly states "18,000 lb max, do not exceed." As we towed it almost 10,000 miles last year, we felt safe going 150 miles down to southern Indiana. When we get back next week, the dealer is going to hear about it, along with the rear awning, which went out, but won't go back in. Fortunately I had a power screwdriver and 7/16 driver to manually retract it.
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:25 PM   #24
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #25
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Our Toy Hauler GVWR is 12190 and the pin box is rated at 15500. On our last Fifthwheel the pin box was also rated more than the gross. In my opinion you pin box is not correct.
GVWR is based on the lowest rated component on the camper.
There are many components rated higher; but there is a single component that is rated at the GVWR. What that component is, only the engineers know (could be the axles, frame, wall studding, ?).

Upgrading THAT component does not upgrade your GVWR since a new engineering study would be needed to determine what the "next domino" is.
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I believe you are correct about the pin box. I will let the forum know what FR does to resolve my issue, once it is addressed.
FR replaced my 15,500 pin box because my GVWR is 15,825 lbs.
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:52 PM   #27
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GVWR is based on the lowest rated component on the camper.
There are many components rated higher; but there is a single component that is rated at the GVWR. What that component is, only the engineers know (could be the axles, frame, wall studding, ?).

Upgrading THAT component does not upgrade your GVWR since a new engineering study would be needed to determine what the "next domino" is.
Totally agree. Forest River has had my hauler back at factory installing new pin box, since that was the limiting factor...according to their experts. I'll have a better update once they are done.
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How do you know what weight your pin box is rated for?


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How do you know what weight your pin box is rated for?

When I took my pin box shroud/decorative cover, there was a sticker on it.

Otherwise, look for a model number on it and do a Google search for that number.
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Look for a sticker on the top or side of the pin box.
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