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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2017, 07:09:14 PM »
$850 isn't bad when you consider a $400 hitch plus another $650-$1300 for a bumper elsewhere.
Found the curt on amazon for just under $200


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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2017, 07:27:15 PM »
$850 isn't bad when you consider a $400 hitch plus another $650-$1300 for a bumper elsewhere.
Found the curt on amazon for just under $200


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That sounds right. I got mine from Amazon too


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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2017, 07:44:23 PM »
Silly me, I was looking at the MSRP of the Curt XD on their website at $443...  :knucklehead:


Am I crazy for thinking I'd want the commercial duty hitch with the 2.5" receiver.... just 'cause? I don't have the need for a 2.5" ball mount and would run the adapter sleeve 99% of the time... but bigger is better, right??  But the decision is probably made in that it looks like it hangs down a lot farther than the XD.
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2017, 08:14:12 PM »
I hadn't thought of the size of the shaft being different.  All my hitchs are two inch.  Most are of these fashion


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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2017, 08:30:35 PM »
CURT 15302 Class 5 Xtra Duty Trailer Hitch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00INYAMVW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SbQ-ybP8E4JVW
Looks to me to have the 2x2 receiver. 

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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2017, 08:57:54 PM »
That number sounds familiar.
The specs look same also.
I'll check mine tomorrow when I get to the truck.

Simple no hassle install.
Worst part was the dirt in the eyes...
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2017, 10:34:24 PM »
2" receiver is correct. 2.5" is a pain in the butt if you ask me, have to use those dumb spacers to reduce down to 2" for the shanks you already have and they clunk around like crazy.

I got and Andersen Rapid hitch with 2" and 2 5/16" no-grease balls, never leaves the truck


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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2017, 11:02:26 PM »
I personally don't get the 2.5" receivers, not sure of class without looking it up but we always ran the heaviest 2" hitches you could get. For what it's worth I have broke the stock truck hitches more than once but they were not same class as what we always upgraded to.
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2017, 12:20:38 AM »
Thanks for offer Ryan, but already have the reunel and am welding in the 2" receiver. Interference fit between the 1/2 rails and still plan to beef the rear up a little more.

I asked reunel and they said it was rated for 20k like that. My drop hitch is forged so GTG.

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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2017, 08:38:05 AM »
That number sounds familiar.
The specs look same also.
I'll check mine tomorrow when I get to the truck.

Simple no hassle install.
Worst part was the dirt in the eyes...
https://m.uline.com/h5/r/www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-13390C/Safety-Glasses/Ice-Wraparounds-Clear?pricode=WY776&gadtype=pla&id=S-13390CQ1&gclid=CI6qpZ2KuNMCFYW4wAodiQIJJg&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2017, 11:30:40 AM »
TRN, it wasn't for a lack of glasses.
I have an inordinate amount of gravel and dirt on my frame.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2017, 05:18:52 PM »
On that 2.5" hitch that comes on the 11 and up LML trucks

I have often wondered about that myself.

The HD 2" stuff is pretty stout, I've never broken one

So I use a pintle hitch, so try finding one of those built on a 2.5" base!

I just use a Curt 2" Pintle inside the spacer and call it a day
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2017, 04:58:18 PM »
So to answer the question that is the hitch I have on my truck, 15302.
Fit like a dream.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2017, 07:34:39 PM »


Looking enclosed trailers.  This seems like the load rating is really light!!  Right? 
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2017, 07:36:42 PM »
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=44123631


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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2017, 07:58:24 PM »
On that 2.5" hitch that comes on the 11 and up LML trucks

I have often wondered about that myself.

The HD 2" stuff is pretty stout, I've never broken one

So I use a pintle hitch, so try finding one of those built on a 2.5" base!

I just use a Curt 2" Pintle inside the spacer and call it a day

Pretty sure they make an adjustable mount plate welded to a 2.5" receiver tube. Then just bolt on a standard pintle......
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2017, 11:32:08 PM »
Dave, that does look like a heavy rig to have only 3500 lb axles under it. You can only haul a bit over a ton and half legal and it is a wide trailer too. Didn't see any vents on it so could get mighty hot in summer months.

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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2017, 11:37:46 PM »
I made a call to a trailer place, I think I will spring for upgraded or heavier axles.  Give me closer to 5k rating.   I'll post the details in the daily what not


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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2017, 11:47:48 PM »
That's a good call Dave.
I've all but given up on 3500# axles.
5200-6000 is where I'm at. It's where that trailer needs to be as well.
That's a big trailer for small axles.

My next skidoo trailer axle will be a 5200, I'm tired of bending the lighter ones...
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2017, 12:25:32 AM »
That is a huge trailer for just 7000# gvw. Now if all you do is haul 1 car or play with RC planes, maybe.
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Re: trailer weight distribution questions
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2017, 09:12:51 AM »
That is a huge trailer for just 7000# gvw. Now if all you do is haul 1 car or play with RC planes, maybe.

Won't help resale in the future either.
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