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Old 10-18-2018, 10:55 AM
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I was definitely past 7500, but I try not to load the tongue down. Not the first one I've ripped off either

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Old 10-18-2018, 11:02 AM
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You didn't upgrade to a class v or better after the 1st one failed? Or was it on a different truck?
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:27 AM
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The factory tow package is rated at 7500 pounds towing and 1000 tongue weight. Its a wonder why they hold up at much as they do with how most people use them.

I upgraded tk a Curt class v a few years back after seeing one fail at the worst possible moment. Totalled the truck, trailer, and offroad rig he was towing. I heard later that the insurance company denied the claim because he was loaded past the receivers rating.


Are you sure about that I swear they were rated for at least 10,000 pounds?


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Old 10-18-2018, 11:40 AM
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You didn't upgrade to a class v or better after the 1st one failed? Or was it on a different truck?
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:45 AM
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Here is what the hitch says


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Old 10-18-2018, 12:39 PM
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Are you sure about that I swear they were rated for at least 10,000 pounds?


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I thought so too until I actually read the tag. Still can't believe the hitch is so light weight. I pulled around 12-13000 a few times locally before I knew better. Now that I have a class v, never more than 8000. Go figure.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:10 PM
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They stepped it up on the newer trucks, have to use an insert to use 2" receiver...
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