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Old 05-25-2015, 03:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The trailer is a 2014 Tesla, I found this if this is what your talking about for pin weight??
..please excuse my ignorance, but I will learn!




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Old 05-25-2015, 03:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I talk to a retired engineer from GMC and he said ideally, on my 2007 3/4 duramax, I need to keep the pin weight below 2400-2500 with good tires, a couple or three people in the cab and a normal about of tools and other stuff. Looks like way too much pin weight and trailer my man.


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Old 05-25-2015, 03:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Bummer!! I was afraid of that...mine is a 2002 3/4 ton Duramax with short bed..
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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so is total dry weight the "pin weight" ya'll speak of?? in this case being 14,700?
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pin weight and hitch weight are the same dog. GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is the truck manufactures rating for both the weight of the truck and the weight of the trailer. Yours is somewhere around 22,000 lbs. Since the truck weighs about 7,000, your have about 14,000 trailer weight to play with. If it were me, I'd keep the pin/hitch weight of the trailer below 2,500 pounds. 2,000-2,200 would be better.

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Old 05-25-2015, 04:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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understood.... I will keep looking, thanx for all the help !!
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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with that pin weight your in 1 ton dually territory, not a 3/4 ton.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Look inside your driver side door frame and you will see by the numbers posted there that this trailer is WAY beyond your truck's rated capacity. It's GVWR is more than my 2015 dually GCVW rating is. You either need to drop down a lot on the trailer weight or upgrade to a lot heavier truck like a 4500/5500 or 450/550.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Guess I need to find out what is the biggest toy hauler/brand I can safely tow with my truck and is the best setup for my needs...bummer I really liked that toy hauler..... oh well lot's more reading...
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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so the door jamb will tell me what my max towing is??? will have to check that when I get home!! Thanx!

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