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Old 10-01-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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Hitch bar capacity/tongue weight

I have a new camper on order, itís a 20 ft Geo Pro.
Iíve asked on the forums what people are seeing as actual tongue weight on this rig and Iíve had answers as high as 720 lbs fully loaded with full water tank.

I had purchased a Blue Ox 750lb hitch in advance and now Iím wondering if I should exchange it for the 1k model.

Will a tongue weight at the upper limits of the spring bar rating be a problem at all? Iíve seen a few posts describing the spring bar hookup on these hitches as a wrist buster.
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Old 10-01-2020, 04:58 PM   #2
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What’s your tow vehicle? Hitch weight capacity is also limited by your vehicle.

General speaking, 1. Your hitch receiver hitch weight limit or 2. 10% of your vehicle towing capacity. Whichever lower is your actual max hitch weight limit.

In another word, putting a class v receiver on a Civic doesn’t make the hitch weight limit 1500 lbs.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:16 PM   #3
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I went ahead and exchanged the 750 hitch for the 1000.
I just don’t like maxing things out.

My TV is a ‘18 Colorado with 7k tow cap and 900lb hitch tongue weight max.

The trailer will be approx 4500 GVW, and it seems the tongue weight could exceed 700 lbs. the way I load, since others with the same rig are also over 700.
I never expected the tongue weight to be over 15%

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