Originally Posted by hone eagle
Smokey heard of this one?...
Bit heavy though
Nah, I don't travel in HDT circles.
This hitch is... for HDTs hauling trailers between 18k-33k lbs. ...
•Hitch weight is 735 lbs"
For newbees, an HDT is heavy duty truck, or usually a retired Class 8 semi-tractor that spent the prime of its life as an the front part of an OTR 18-wheeler rig. Peterbilt. Kenworth, Volvo, International Eagle, etc. With proper care and maintenance, those big boys are good for over a million miles. Many are retired with around 800,000 miles or less on the chassis, so they're good for a few more years towing a big 5er RV trailer. And they usually cost a lot less than a smaller tow vehicle. Remove one of the tandem rear axles and you have a reasonable tow vehicle for a large RV trailer.
For those of us with a pickup as our tow vehicle, a 735-pound 5er hitch wouldn't work.