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Old 08-09-2018, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackBoost View Post
Realize also that most of this is a moot point unless you have a very low-rated hitch...
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If you're pushing ANY component THAT close to its limits, you're asking for trouble. And that includes (ESPECIALLY) the loose nut behind the wheel. If you've never towed a trailer as heavy as this one, you DON'T want to learn with a truck that can barely handle it. Learn with a truck that can EASILY compensate for the mistakes you'll make. After you've put a few hundred thousand miles behind you & it, you can try your luck with a borderline (1/2-ton) truck.
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The hitch receiver is rated at 1200 lbs TW on the ball (per SAE j684) not at the square tube of the receiver.
That doesn't make sense. The receiver mfr.'s engineers can't know what kind of ball mount you're going to stick in there, or how far from the receiver the tongue will swivel.



Reese 45018 Titan Receiver Extension 41" length


Reese 80232 Hidden Hitch Angle-Cut Class III Ball Mount - 16" x .75" x 2", 6000 lbs.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:48 PM
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Each one of those components have a weight carrying and/or weight distribution rating based on the j684 standard( this a requirement). Which ever is rated lower, the extension or the receiver hitch becomes the limiting component. All components that makeup the “Hitch” are rated for the Max GVWR of the trailer to be drawn and the Max vertical load on the ball. This includes the receiver, ball mounts including WDH mounts. How does the receiver manufacturer produce a weight carrying and WD rating without inserting each type to perform the test? I encourage you to read the j684 standard which describes in detail how testing is performed. If you can’t find it on the web I can supply it.
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Standards Shmandards.
Just tow it!

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Standards Shmandards.
Just tow it!

As funny as that looks, it keeps making me cringe! lol
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The extra long hitch extension ensures that your 5er doesn't hit the tailgate when you turn. Genius!
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