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Old 11-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Hitch concern with toy haulers

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I am looking at a couple toy haulers that are travel trailer style but there is a problem with the weight ratings. The hitch insert (stinger or whatever) I have is a WD set up and says it's rated for 12K and 1200lb hitch weight. These toy haulers are right around 12K but have a 1300lb hitch weight. Would my hitch be OK since it is a WD set up? or do I need a different insert? or is the entire hitch no good? My WD bars say 800lb so I assume I would need heavier WD bars but what else should I look at. I have a 2012 Ram 2500 with a class IV hitch.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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If it were me, I would get a hitch shank with more rating. You will definitely need heavier spring bars as well.

Also, check the sticker on your truck hitch to make sure it is rated to tow that weight. A class IV hitch is generally rated to pull up to 12,000 lbs with a 1200 lb. maximum tongue weight.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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My 08 Ram 2500 had a Class IV and was rated at 10k /1,000. It is stamped right on the receiver on the truck. You may need to go to a Reese aftermarket Class V hitch for your truck.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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I had to upgrade my OEM 10k 1000lb TW hitch. I went with a Curt 16k WDH and 1600 lbs TW. Hitch was under $200. You may want to upgrade your WDH setup and consider some Friction anti sway bars as well.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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So when you say you had to upgrade your 10k WD hitch are you talking about the hitch itself at is mounted to the truck or are you talking about the insert, WD bars, etc or both? Thanks
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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The hitch that is bolted to the truck. My OEM hitch was only rated at 10k and 1000 lbs TW. My upgraded hitch is rated at 16k with WDH 15k without. My WDH is rated at over 14k.

You should check and make sure your WDH is rated for your rig as well.




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