Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #15
Senior Member
tuffr2's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,073
Stay on back roads and don't exceed 50mph and like a previous poster commented 'baby' this trip until you get everything set-up and dialed in.

Good luck

tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-26-2016, 06:11 AM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 561
The weight capacity of the trucks hitch changes with a standard ball mount to a WDH! Ball hitches pull down on the mounting points and have a lower weight carrying capacity than the WDH which uses leverage to push weight up (the hitch) against the frame and twist the weight to the trucks front axle! Thus weight distribution! Pulling down with that much weight is harder on the mounting points. Be careful.

Bob and sometimes - Nina - a Staffordshire Terrier/a SPOILED pit and her kitty Spaz
2006 Dodge SLT 2500 4x4 Cummins Quad Cab w/AT and 3.73
2007 Salem Sport LE 26FBSRV (TH) w/ my Victory Motorcycle in it or a EZ GO Shuttle cart.
NFlcamper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:09 AM   #17
Moderator Emeritus
SmokeyWren's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midland County, Texas
Posts: 2,763
Originally Posted by GCally View Post
The receiver I am going to use has a rating of 14,000 lbs. trailer weight empty is around 9,000 lbs.
Wrong hitch rating. The 14k is gross trailer weight with a WD hitch. Ignore that and look at the tongue weight rating without WD hitch. The tongue weight rating with a WC hitch (WC means weight carrying, or without a WD hitch) is the limiter. Yours is probably rated for less than 1,000 pounds WC. If the empty trailer weighs 9,000 pounds and has the normal 13% tongue weight, that's 1,170 pounds tongue weight. If you exceed the TW rating of the receiver, you're a gambler and hoping you're lucky. That's why I stated "if you're a gambler" in my earlier post.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew.
SmokeyWren is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:17 AM   #18
Moderator Emeritus
SmokeyWren's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midland County, Texas
Posts: 2,763
Originally Posted by dayle1 View Post
Very unlikely that the delivery service rig used anything other than a simple ball mount for towing the trailer from Indiana to your dealer's lot.
Yes, but unless the delivery service boss is an idiot, they don't tow TTs that will overload the tongue weight (TW) rating of their receiver. They replace the factory receiver with a much-heavier-duty receiver that has a higher TW rating.
SmokeyWren is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 10:21 AM   #19
Senior Member
Deny's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 741
you will probably be fine, if your controller works the trailer brakes. Just take it home at a slower speed.

You already know you need more than that to travel safely
Stuart, Fl
Deny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 10:31 AM   #20
Senior Member
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 7,942
I am with Smokey on this. If you are a gambler purchase lottery tickets. Do not gamble with your and other families lives by doing something stupid.

Install the hitch before you pick up the trailer and finish the installation at the dealer lot. They will let you.

Drive safe.
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 10:39 AM   #21
Senior Member
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 2,494
I bought the hitch at the dealer, and they set it up for me. Did a good job, too. When I look at the cheapest I could have bought the hitch for online, and the time the dealer spent to install it and set it up, I came out ahead.
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, August 13, '16.
Currently working in Idaho Falls ID de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 02:19 PM   #22
Senior Member
rbleau6885's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Mass
Posts: 289
My hitch rating on my 2500hd is 13000k youll have no problem just towing on a ball I'd just take it easy on the highway with out your hitch setup. You have plenty of truck
Rich,242014 wildwood 27RLSS travel trailer
2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD crew cab
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 single cab dump
rbleau6885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 09:07 PM   #23
Senior Member
caissiel's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,311
My observation is that most TT is not hitched properly most of the time. I never tow with equalize hitch as I prefer a heavy hitch weight as long as the truck front end is heavy enough. Just make sure of proper weight up front and drive properly without swaying your front end. The best drivers do not need extra equipment to be stable. Like mentioned before most pros tow heavy trailers and equipment just on the ball. But know how to load up the trailer.

Barbara and Laurent, Hartland Big Country 3500RL. 39 ft long and 15500 GVW.
2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
caissiel is offline   Reply With Quote

dealer, tow, towing

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How important is a "Home" dealership? RV_Explorer iRV2.com General Discussion 19 09-21-2012 07:46 AM
McMahons RV Dealership Question Craig H Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 06-28-2009 05:21 PM
New Members our Georgie Boy Dealership went Bankrupt dcoff12 New Member Check-In 7 04-25-2007 08:45 AM
New Members our Georgie Boy Dealership went Bankrupt MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.