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Just know that’s so long as you use your weight distribution hitch. It’s only 5,000 lbs if pulling with your factory hitch and standard 2” ball receiver..Even more confused now.
I have a v-5 hitch with a v-III rating?
Wtf is wrong with this? V-5 should have a 2.5" square not the 2".
In any case, I believe my trailer and boat are both less than 9800 so we're good.
That makes more sense!Just know that’s so long as you use your weight distribution hitch. It’s only 5,000 lbs if pulling with your factory hitch and standard 2” ball receiver..
That V-5 is not the Class Size of hitch and does not mean it’s a Class V hitch. V-5 is minimum testing/rating system of trailer hitches established by the Trailer Hitch Manufacturers Association. You will see V-5 on nearly all oem vehicles equipped with a tow package. It’s on mine as well. My hitch and yours are both Class III based off your numbers.
I suspect there are a bunch of guys running around towing 23 and 24ft boats that are over 5k lbs without a WDH and that receiver setup.Boat is just a 21' but i guess if i ever looked at the bigger boats, 5000 lbs with trailer loaded would come and go!
Checked mine as well. From the window sticker, I have Max trailer towing package. 11,500 lbs tow capacity
Exactly that is why I said you would have to remove the bars in the parking lot.( 2 minutes tops ) Not sure how a WDH would scratch the trailer though. The brackets stay on the trailer and you just unclip the chain or whatever your binder is. Granted you need a WDH that works with a surge trailer brake if that is what you are getting.Guys over on the Moomba forum says WD hutch just not ideal for boating as it will bind the bars when making the sharp turns and backing up down steep grades. I also don’t want to scratch the gloss paint on trailer from constantly attaching and removing the bars. I’d rather just have the right receiver hitch the job and be done with it.
The brackets are attached once and done. The bars then attach to the brackets. Steep grades and tight turns can be an issue, however like someone else mentioned, I would drop the WD bars before backing into the water. You're not gonna rip the hitch off the truck going slow and turning on the ramp.Guys over on the Moomba forum says WD hutch just not ideal for boating as it will bind the bars when making the sharp turns and backing up down steep grades. I also don’t want to scratch the gloss paint on trailer from constantly attaching and removing the bars. I’d rather just have the right receiver hitch the job and be done with it.
I know the many things make a difference once talking about getting super accurate with pressure for load. I don't know what the best answer is for all the different combos beyond more pressure for more load up to the tire sidewall rating. I run 35psi for daily 40psi for long tows in my current setup. Plan on the same with these new ones unless someone tells me differently for soft compound V rated light truck 305/45 R22 tires. I may have to do some googling on my specific tires now that you have mentioned it and I am curious.My tires are 305/40R22. Not the best for towing but hopefully won’t be too rough. I usually run lower tire pressure for a smoother ride and more even/longer wear but not sure what psi I should run them with the new boat. I will have to play around with the psi a little to see what works best.