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Old 03-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Weight Distributing Hitch Necessary?

My Fleetwood Revolution has a GCVR of 41000lbs, and a GWVR of 31,000lbs. So I thought I'd be good for 10,000lbs with a hitch and ball with rating of 10,000lbs. But I found a placard that says the hitch is good for 5000lbs or 10,000lbs with a weight distributing hitch. Is this necessary to pull my 8500lb boat?

Thanks for responses in advance.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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Gvwr have nothing to do with a hitches weight rating. I could conceivably mount a 10000 pound hitch to a kia, this doesn't mean the vehicle can pull that weight. According to your placard, your hitch is capable of handling 5000 pounds without a weight distribution setup and 10000 pounds with one. If the trailer you are pulling comes in at 8500 pounds, I would take their advise and run the weight bars. Keep in mind the hitch is rated to carry it but once you figure out all the other variables, your coach may or may not be within its ratings.
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