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Old 12-25-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Best Hitch for 8000 lb pin weight

I have a older 40 ft Teton that has a loaded pin weight north of 8000 lbs am going to pull it with a Semi just wandering what hitch to get or just use what comes with the Semi any thoughts
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I am having trouble with the 8000# pin weight on a 40' Teton 5er. You might want to recheck that information.

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Old 12-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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An ET would be the best idea. The company can custom make them to fit our needs. I can easily see some of the older big 5'ers having pin weights that high. The frames were built to handle the loads with easy.
On our puny lil'Carrilite we have a pin weight of 4500+. Thats with no liquids, dry tanks, no generator, fuel, etc

Contact Hjsdds for more info on the ET
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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8k is amazing. I've had a 40' Teton in for work, and it was heavy yes, but with triple axles the pin weight wasn't terrible at all.

From what I've read (and that's all), a replacement hitch is in order because an HDT's hitch is too stiff for the tender RV.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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Most of the time, pin wieghts are in the range of 20% of the trailer wieght. That would mean your trailer would wiegh---hmmmm--wheres the calculator-- 40,000 lbs??? Yep, you need a semi.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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When we bought this unit 1998 Teton Denver Triple Axle completely empty over the cat scales total weight 16000 of that 7500 on the pin so I can see us adding at least 500 lbs as all the storage compartments are in front of the axles and I know the wife has as least that much in clothes not to mention the washer dryer we will add in the factorey location and the GVW on the tag says 22000 so we have some room if we reach that I can defentley see the pin weight going over 8000
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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I can not see 50% dry being on the pin box.
Not to doubt you, but how did you weigh it?
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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I have a 2004 Teton Brochure and it lists a Royal 43'er Gross 24,000, dry 17,310, pin 3595.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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truck and rv togheter front truck weight 3980lb rear truck weight 10780lb and rv tire weight 8860lb gross 23620lb them dropped the rv and reweighed the truck stering axle 4020lb drive axle 3040lb
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That is a very light truck with you in. That is less than 7,000lbs. That can't be right.

I think the dry weight of the typical 3/4 ton truck is approx. 7,500lbs with Dually trucks weighing in around 9,000lbs.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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All those weights came right off the weight tickets from a certified CAT scale at a Flying J truck stop so dosent matter what any one thinks or a 6 year newer rv says what it is is what it is just wanted a good hitch not a lot of second guessing
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #12
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Wow. If you say so then that truck was severely overloaded being such a light truck. But since you're getting a bigger truck, that doesn't matter anymore.
Like I said, get a nice hitch to make that trailer frame happy. And maybe upgrade the pin box too.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #13
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I would say Reese hitches are good quality. I have a 25k Reese Elite hitch that I like. It is a heavy hitch, has a nice sound when I back the truck and hitch into the pin.

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Old 12-25-2013, 06:03 PM   #14
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Might be none of my business, but I think the only way to get a true pin weight on that 5er would be to jack it up off the tow vehicle then just set the pin down in a pipe or other support with only the pin on the scale, landing gear/trailer off....................but, we don't know anything.......... JB
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