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JlpLhp 04-13-2013 02:38 PM

Fifth Wheel Hitch size
 
My dealer installed a 16 K fifth wheel in my 350 ford. Gross weight of trailer is 18,000lbs. He says. I won't have any problems towing. What do you guys think?

TURBS 04-13-2013 02:41 PM

By numbers something is off !

Cajun Po-Boy 04-13-2013 02:44 PM

Don't sound right...typically always size your hitch bigger than your RV GVWR?

AquaMan 04-13-2013 02:46 PM

x2 I wouldn't do it. I had a 16k hitch with a 14k trailer and switched to a 20k hitch. Night and day difference.

Dave_Monica 04-13-2013 02:47 PM

Do you have the make/model on the camper?

Dave

TURBS 04-13-2013 02:47 PM

16k for a 13k trailer here

OldCoot 04-13-2013 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JlpLhp (Post 348671)
My dealer installed a 16 K fifth wheel in my 350 ford. Gross weight of trailer is 18,000lbs. He says. I won't have any problems towing. What do you guys think?

Mon. a.m. I would be back at the dealer requesting a higher capacity hitch. Not a safe setup IMO.

JlpLhp 04-13-2013 04:17 PM

Make is a Forest River. Model is XLR Thunderbolt toy hauler.

bakken 04-13-2013 04:31 PM

If something happened, and your insurance company found out, you likely wouldn't be covered.
Those third-party multi-million dollar lawsuits suck without insurance coverage. :eek:

Filthy Beast 04-13-2013 04:45 PM

I'm a big fan of overkill. I bought a 18K hitch because of the way it mounted and only have a 11-12 K trailer. I doubt whether I will get anything bigger because of the places we like to camp.


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