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Old 03-17-2015, 10:20 PM   #11
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That's the dry pin weight. Depending on how you load the rig I bet you will be close to your payload on the truck once you get the family and hitch in there. If you are near the gvwr of the th you will be close I bet. (22% as an estimate of 19500 is 4290 on the pin)
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:32 PM   #12
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That's the dry pin weight. Depending on how you load the rig I bet you will be close to your payload on the truck once you get the family and hitch in there. If you are near the gvwr of the th you will be close I bet. (22% as an estimate of 19500 is 4290 on the pin)
Don't know how true this is but I was told that if I load the garage at the specs that the toy hauler recommends that the hitch weight will not change by more than 500lbs, they recommend that 2000lbs of the 3450 be loaded in the garage which would be behind the rear tires this equates to about 70% of the load in the toyhauler.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:38 PM   #13
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Don't know how true this is but I was told that if I load the garage at the specs that the toy hauler recommends that the hitch weight will not change by more than 500lbs, they recommend that 2000lbs of the 3450 be loaded in the garage which would be behind the rear tires this equates to about 70% of the load in the toyhauler.
My truck has a 4780 payload
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:53 PM   #14
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So if you put a bunch of lead in the garage does the hitch weight go down? (Less)
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:07 PM   #15
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So if you put a bunch of lead in the garage does the hitch weight go down? (Less)
It should go down a few hundred lbs
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:47 PM   #16
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We have a 42 ft toy hauler that we pull with a F-350 DRW and haven't had any real problems, but we did add rear air bags so that when hooked up the truck and trailer both sit level.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #17
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Upgrading whats your thoughts?

Like the wilsons, I have a 41' toy hauler we pull with a '12 F-350 dually diesel. With the toys in the back, and fully loaded ready to go (we don't carry more than 5 gallons of fresh water) the 5er weighs 19,500. The max gross is 20,500. This is a triple axle 5er with brakes on a 6 wheels, no problem stopping. We have towed all over the country, through the mountains, etc. with no problems. Fuel milage averages 10-10.5 mpg. You shouldn't have any problems, just select the right 5th wheel hitch. I opted for the B&W turnover ball, with the heavy duty companion hitch. We also added air bags to level it out when loaded.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:22 PM   #18
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I have a 2015 380 amp 42' and pull it with a 2015 2500 gmc duramax with air bags and I don't have a problem at all. Took it down to bike week this year.. Pulled great!
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Make and model of the toyhauler in question would be helpful.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:13 AM   #20
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So if you put a bunch of lead in the garage does the hitch weight go down? (Less)
The "general" rule here is that for every 2.5# you put in the garage, it lightens the pin by 1#. Of course, things like distance from axles to pin vary from unit to unit and will alter that number slightly, but that's the quick and dirty computation.
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