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Old 03-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #15
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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.

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Old 03-26-2016, 06:11 AM   #16
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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.

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Old 03-26-2016, 07:09 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:17 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:21 AM   #19
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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
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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.

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Old 03-26-2016, 10:39 AM   #21
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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.
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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
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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.

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