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Old 01-27-2023, 08:08 AM   #1
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Trucks & Pin Weight

around the end of summer we're going to be looking for a used NH and use it a few years before having a new unit built for us. I've seen some the 40 ft models being pulled by Ram 3500s. How heavy are the pin weights on the 40 ft units?

I'd really like to find a good used 5500 but they seem a little more difficult to find. I can't get my wife interested in the HD trucks and the MD trucks don't seem to carry that much more than the 3500.
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Old 01-27-2023, 09:36 AM   #2
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.........I've seen some the 40 ft models being pulled by Ram 3500s. How heavy are the pin weights on the 40 ft units?.........
Expect the pin weight to be ~21% of the trailer loaded weight. That is what my 41 ft fifth wheel trailer pin weight is based on a loaded weight of 15,040 and towed by a 350 DRW.
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Old 01-27-2023, 10:51 AM   #3
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Dave&Ginny -

I have a 2018 39' Majestic. The dry Unloaded Vehicle Weight at delivery was 20,560 pounds. The pin weight (hitch weight) was measured at 3,880 pounds. Again, this was upon delivery before we moved anything into the new Majestic. I will also add that the Cargo Carrying Capacity of our Majestic was 4,276 pounds.

I have a 2016 Ford F450 and ComfortRide Hitch.

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Figure 22% of the Trailers GVWR for wet pin weight
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We have a 2020 Majestic 40’ with a pin weight the way we travel around 4200 . We use a GenY gooseneck hitch and pull with a 2020 F450 . It pulls real well , also depends on floor plan , options and type of finishes .
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2021 Majestic, rear kitchen, 4 slides. 4800# pin weight, Total trailer weight (75 gal of water) 27,200# Pulling with a Ram 5500.
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