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Old 07-16-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Receiver towing capacity?

Hello!

My beautiful wife has recently decided that she would like to have a second vehicle that we will be pulling behind our soon-to-be-delivered-but-not-sure-when-that-will-be-it-is-somewhere-between-cummins-and-morryde-and-then-needs-factory-PDI-but-it's-looking-to-be-a-month-late 2016 41RSSB4. The vehicle she has decided upon is a Jeep Wrangler. Perusing the Internet briefly it seems I should expect this future jeep to weigh 3500-4000 hashtags. If we do this, I plan on using a tow-bar and towing four down.

Could anyone tell me the capacity of the receiver that comes stock on our trailers? If you have any experience hauling a toad behind your fifth-wheel that would also be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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Forgot to add that the truck is a 2015 CTD Aisin dually with 4.10's. Still have a couple tons before getting near the weight rating, even if I'm somehow able to get the trailer/Jeep combo to 25,000.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:00 AM   #3
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Ha, dream on!

My combo is 32,540#, RV is a touch over 23K. 2016 39TKSB3
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:47 AM   #4
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To clarify-

Jeep/trailer combo around 25K.

Gross of trailer is 21,000.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:30 AM   #5
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You will be close to overlength, and probably close to overweight- no safety margin left. Moving down the road isn't the problem, doing an emergency stop is. Being in a bad crosswind isn't good either. You have enough truck for the RV, but if your gonna tow doubles, consider a bigger truck.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:47 AM   #6
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The truck has a rated towing capacity of 29,000 pounds; you wouldn't think a ~4000 pound buffer was enough?

I just had a thought though, my 24K B&W companion hitch will be the limiting factor, not the truck. But in either case, my question is about the rating of the receiver equipped on the DRV. Thought I would check here before bothering the DRV rep again. Thanks for the input though!!
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:27 AM   #7
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The receiver hitch on the trailer is not rated for what you need. You MIGHT be able to get DRV to beef it up enough to handle your jeep if you ask them. I think ours is rated for a 300 pound tongue weight and a maximum of 1,500 pounds of towed weight but I'm not positive about that and the trailer is not here at the house but in our storage area right now or I would look and see.

I know what your spec's call for on your truck but a double tow like that is MDT or HDT territory at best and I would strongly suggest you don't do it. In a lot of states it is illegal to double tow unless you are commercial with a CDL.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:49 AM   #8
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Talked with wife and it sounds like she's perfectly fine just driving the thing to our next destination. We'll only be moving every 2-3 months anyway, so I suppose it won't be that big of a deal.

I do feel a bit like a d-bag though, as while on these trips I'll be surrounded by Laramie Longhorn comfort and she'll be in a "beater" (her preference) Jeep. It will be nice having a second vehicle helping with traffic and whatnot. I think walker talkies or CB's are in order.

Thanks everyone
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:06 PM   #9
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JBurg,

Sounds like a good plan... The wife and I had similar issues and are looking at moving into a HDT with a sleeper and a Smart car bed. The Smart is not a 4 wheeler but will do for our needs on the road.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:12 PM   #10
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Those HDT's with smart cars are pretty neat setups. Let us know how that turns out when you get it.

Wife really wants something to take in the hills that we aren't totally worried about scratching up. And she also wants to take her top off. Or the top off. Something like that...
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:49 PM   #11
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The standard from the factory hitch is rated at 300 lbs, with 3000 lbs max tow. DRV does not and will not work on anything related to frame, suspension or hitch. They will send you directly to Lippert in Goeshen, IN. for anything made by them or to Morride for their portion. I'm going to Lippert next week to have mine added. Real easy group to work with.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:59 PM   #12
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The standard from the factory hitch is rated at 300 lbs, with 3000 lbs max tow. DRV does not and will not work on anything related to frame, suspension or hitch. They will send you directly to Lippert in Goeshen, IN. for anything made by them or to Morride for their portion. I'm going to Lippert next week to have mine added. Real easy group to work with.
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Thanks for the info Bill. Looks like I'll just be using the receiver for the mountain bike rack.

What is it that you're getting added? A receiver?
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #13
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We went through the same questions and my wife will be driving our Jeep Wrangler also. It's only for a days drive at best and most time is spent parked.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:15 PM   #14
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Yes, a hitch. Mine is probably the only one made in years that the dealer did not add it. Oh well. All we use it for mostly is a bike rack. However I have hooked my little 2-wheel trailer to it a few times to take stuff to Texas and leave. Less than 1000 lbs each time. Towed well. The advantage of going to Lippert is the liability stays with them.

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Old 07-17-2015, 10:40 PM   #15
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Ha, dream on!

My combo is 32,540#, RV is a touch over 23K. 2016 39TKSB3
You are about 2,000 lbs over your trailer gross weight aren't you?
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:42 PM   #16
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The truck has a rated towing capacity of 29,000 pounds; you wouldn't think a ~4000 pound buffer was enough?

I just had a thought though, my 24K B&W companion hitch will be the limiting factor, not the truck. But in either case, my question is about the rating of the receiver equipped on the DRV. Thought I would check here before bothering the DRV rep again. Thanks for the input though!!
If you have the RVK3600 puck system B&W it's rated for 25K and 6,500
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:43 PM   #17
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You are about 2,000 lbs over your trailer gross weight aren't you?
Probably, within the tire limits by a lot.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:07 AM   #18
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If you have the RVK3600 puck system B&W it's rated for 25K and 6,500
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For some reason I was under the impression it was 24K. RVK3600 sounds right. I'll verify when our torrential downpour is over. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:34 AM   #19
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For some reason I was under the impression it was 24K. RVK3600 sounds right. I'll verify when our torrential downpour is over. Thanks for the heads up.

If it looks like this it's 25/6.5K

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:43 AM   #20
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I couldn't see your attachment but I have the 3600. Your numbers are correct. 25k not 24.

Now on to your trailer-your 39' weighs over 23,000?!?! What was the ship weight?
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