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Old 01-27-2013, 06:31 PM
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Check your hitch rating

I happened to look at my receive hitch while installing my exhaust and noticed it was a Reese. I didn't think much about it but was looking at the rating on it. The rating was 5,000 pounds! It was a class 3 hitch. I bought the truck used and never thought they would replace a factory hitch.

I have towed loads between 8k and 9k with this thing and even over long distances. I'm so thankful I didn't hurt anyone pulling through some of the mountains I was towing over.

Well, I just bought a new Reese Titan class 5 hitch. I originally ordered a 12k but the company I ordered from called and said it was discontinued. They said the only other one was an 18k model. The upgraded me to it for no charge so I got a 12k hitch price for an 18k receiver. That thing is a beast! Gonna put it on this weekend.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
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Re: Check your hitch rating

I bet that was the factory hitch

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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not sure but alot of those ratings are tongue weight. Your trailer is taking some of the weight. I'm not a expert by any means but just my thoughts.....I've pulled trailers like that all the time and gone through scales with no issues so Idk.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:35 PM
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5000 without wight distributing. 10,000 with I think mine says. Yeah... ok
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:43 PM
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sounds good right......haha
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:08 PM
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This one was 5k without and 7k with. Tongue weight on it was around 700# and I know for a fact my trailer's tongue weight was 1000.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:50 PM
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Ya the factory hitches are a joke.
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Just checked my truck, it has the same, WC 6000/600

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:58 PM
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My '04 has the factory hitch still on it an its 600 tongue and 6000 trailer for weight carrying and 1500 tongue and 15000 weight distributing and is stamped V-5.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:14 AM
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Mine is stamped V-5 too, idk what it means. But mine is a ClassIII with 500/5000 tongue/trailer weight and 1000/10000 WD hitch.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:57 AM
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I was kinda shocked with the 15K. I would be a little skeptical to hook up a 15k trailer off a bumper pull even with a WD hitch.
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